Griston-based Super Nova International has recently agreed to take on a fresh challenge after being engaged to run former Grand Prix racer Jarno Trulli’s new Formula E team.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

“We have reached an agreement with David and John Sears at Super Nova and I am very pleased because I rate the team very highly,” said the former Caterham Formula One driver.

“They are very serious people with a high level of experience, so we couldn’t have found a better partner.”

Formula E is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series starting in September 2014 through to June 2015 and has been designed to take place in the centre of cities around the world.

Ten two-car teams are slated to take part in the inaugural 10-race series, including events in London, Beijing and Los Angeles, and hopes to appeal to a wider and new audience of motorsport fans.

“We wanted to be involved with Formula E from the beginning, so we are very pleased and excited about this. Running a team commercially is incredibly difficult, so this is exactly what we have needed,” said Super Nova team principal David Sears.

“The Formula E series has been conceived to represent a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability,” according to the series website information.

Trulli will be partnered by Michela Cerruti who races for the Griston squad in the Auto GP Championship.

“She’s a young rising star and she has huge room for improvement and next to me it’s a perfect combination,” said Trulli.

“I’m convinced she will perform and she’s now known as a good driver after her first win in Auto GP. It was perfect timing.

“We did the deal before the win, but somehow I felt that following weekend she would perform well, and after the Auto GP win I called her up and said ‘listen, I was right to sign you last week, and I was right in believing you could do very well this week. So welcome on board and we are very proud of you’.”

Cerruti will be sharing the grid with a number of other former Grand Prix drivers, including Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna, with the first race planned for early September in Beijing.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Norwich Evening News visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Norwich Evening News staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Norwich Evening News account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
LocalSearch24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

loading...

Classifieds, browse or search them online now

The Canary magazine
Order your copy of The Canary magazine

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT