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Formula E: Dan Ticktum to stay on with NIO 333

Dan Ticktum joins forces with Sergio Sette Camara to stay on with NIO 333 for yet another season

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NIO 333 have confirmed that Dan Ticktum will stay on for another season, as the Anglo-Chinese outfit prepare for Season 9 of Formula E.

Dan Ticktum will enjoy his second season in Formula E with NIO 333 once again (Image Credit: NIO 333 Official Twitter)

This means that Oliver Turvey will not be making a return to the team, with Sergio Sette Camara replacing him. Ticktum had been battling it out alongside his former teammate throughout Season 8 and his best finish came in Rome when he finished 10th and earned some points too.

Formula E will be sad to see the departure of Turvey, who has been in the series since its inaugural season in 2014/15 with NIO 333. He was known as the “dark horse” amongst drivers and can be counted as underrated.

His best-ever season finish was 10th overall in the Drivers’ standings back in 2017/18. He also scored his best-ever finish that season with second in Mexico City.

Ticktum has already been in the Gen3 car, as he explained, “I’ve been in the car a couple of times and it’s a big step forward from Gen2; I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed it so far. I’m really looking forward to getting cracking with this new era of electric racing.”

More comments from Ticktum

The 23-year-old explained further to The Race about how he found the new Gen3 car during testing. He described how much better this car feels, in terms of power and weight:

“From the testing I’ve done in the NIO 333 ER9 already the car feels in a different league to the Gen2. It’s much better to drive and you definitely feel the difference in weight, and obviously, power. Overall, the car feels a lot more nimble, and more like a ‘traditional’ race car. I think it’s a very big step forward for the series and I’ve enjoyed developing the car with the team.

“We’ve felt we have had a good car since the very first Gen3 test, but have comparative running helped cement that. It’s a boost for the team in what is essentially the development of our first full car as 333 Racing, and testament to what our team has achieved to date.”

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Ticktum is “very intelligent”

Ticktum’s engineer, Matt Beers, who is also set to stay on for the 2023 season, described the Brit as a “very intelligent guy”. This doesn’t mean that Ticktum hasn’t met any obstacles while growing up in his position. Beers explained that the work “can get quite emotional – there are ups and downs, but for me it’s been good.”

He said, “He’s a quick driver and he’s very quick to adapt so I think he gets used to the circuit, obviously we do the sim sessions, he learns the track there, but there’s still a bit of learning for him to do.”

Featured Image Credit: NIO 333 Official Twitter

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