Formula E

Nissan Formula E Team set for iconic Monaco streets

April 24, 2024

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Sacha Fenestraz exiting the garage

Rowland and Fenestraz targeting big points at one of motorsport’s most famous tracks

Nissan Formula E Team is ready to take on the legendary Circuit de Monaco as the series stops off at the principality for Round 8 of Season 10, with Oliver Rowland and Sacha Fenestraz both looking for further success at the venue.


British driver Rowland has been a regular to the Monaco podium in his racing career, having enjoyed success there in GP2 Series, Formula 2 and Formula E, including a pole and second-placed finish with the team in 2019. Having scored four podiums in the last five races of Season 10, Rowland will be keen to keep up the strong form to remain in the championship fight.


On the other side of the garage, Sacha Fenestraz will be encouraged by a return to the points last time out at Misano, where he took top-10 finishes in both races of the double-header, including an impressive drive to fifth in Round 7. The Franco-Argentine also has good memories of Monaco. Having won there in Formula Renault Eurocup, Fenestraz was immediately on the pace on his maiden visit to the circuit in Formula E last year, setting the fastest lap on the Grand Prix layout in the series’ history in qualifying and finishing the E-Prix in fourth.


The 3.337-kilometre circuit features some of the best-known sections in world motorsport, including the Grand Hotel Hairpin, the high-speed swimming pool chicane and the tricky La Rascasse at the end of the lap. Well-known for being a difficult track to overtake on, Formula E has disproved this theory in recent seasons, although qualifying will still be an important session.


Ahead of the race, Nissan Formula E Team has released the next edition of its ‘Sounds of Season 10’ playlist – a music track that perfectly captures the culture and atmosphere of glamorous Monte Carlo. This comes as part of a special collaboration with German contemporary composer Mathias Rehfeldt for the 2023/24 season, infusing the essence of Formula E into a series of vibrant soundtracks titled "Electric Legacy". The series reflects the diverse global nature of the Formula E calendar and will be released in localized adaptations for key race cities – all carefully crafted to reflect the cultural nuances, fan attitudes, and spirit of each unique city. You can listen to the Monaco edition, as well as previous Tokyo and Misano versions, on the full playlist here.


The entire event takes place on Saturday 27 April, with the race set to being at 15:00 CEST (UTC +2).

Oliver Rowland on track in Misano

Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team: “The whole team is in good spirits following our recent strong performances. However, we know there is still a lot of work to do and many races ahead, so we are keeping focused and doing our best to stay at the front of the field. It’s difficult in Formula E to put together such a consistent run, but this is the challenge we face and one we’re looking forward to.


“Monaco is a track all teams are familiar with. From our side, we have good references from last year as this was one of the best races of the season for us, and we’re confident in our two drivers - Oli has been in incredible form recently and Sacha had a boost following his performance in Misano. But Formula E is ever evolving, so our preparation for the event has not changed. We’re working hard to stay on top of everything, manage the race strategy and do our best to secure plenty of points. We are motivated to prove once again what we’re capable of and to keep fighting, race after race, to secure the position the team deserves.”

Oliver Rowland smiles on the Misano grid
Oliver Rowland

“We were delighted with the speed we showed in Misano, in qualifying there are definitely improvements to make but we need to keep on the same path and progress in each session. Monaco is one of my favorite places to compete, I’ve had success there throughout my career and it’s a special track to drive on. The race will be tricky in terms of energy management, Formula E has proven that overtaking is possible around Monaco, so we’ll have to position ourselves well ahead of the final laps to get the best result possible.”

Sacha Fenestraz in the Misano pit lane
Sacha Fenestraz

“The double-header in Misano has definitely given me some confidence, along with the points. There are still factors we need to improve on, but our target is to keep progressing step-by-step until we are consistently fighting at the front. I’ve learned a lot this season, Oli has helped with his experience in terms of how to manage the race, which has been great for me. Monaco last year was one of the highlights of my career, we performed really well and I’m hoping for more of the same this weekend, with a strong qualifying and battling in the lead pack.”