We define the technology for our race cars, which feeds back into our NIO vehicles. This makes NIO one of the most advanced electric car companies existing, with a proven performance pedigree that delivers.
We aim to not only be at the front of the grid, but also the leaders of the EV industry to create a joyful experience for all both on and off the track.
Fe race wins
Born in Savigliano, Italy (9th August 1985) Luca Filippi started racing in go-karts at the age of eight years old.
In 2002, he won the "Astra & AUTOSPRINT Search for Drivers" competition which led to a race seat in the MazdaMX-5 Cup. The following year he took part in Formula Renault 2000 and won the 2005 Italian Formula 3000 championship. At the end of the year Luca had the opportunity to drive with the Minardi F1 Team and began his GP2 Series career. A brief stint as Honda F1 test driver followed with Luca remaining in the role until the Japanese team retired from Formula 1™. He was the recipient of the prestigious “Casco D’Oro”, the Oscar of racing presented by AUTOSPRINT magazine, in 2011.
Combining GP2 duties and racing in the Auto GP Championship, both with Super Nova Racing Team, Luca then flew over the Atlantic to participate in the 2013 IndyCar series. His best result came in the Grand Prix of Toronto where he finished second with CFH Racing in 2015 before he joined Dayle Coyne Racing in 2016.
Fe race wins
Oliver Turvey enjoyed a successful junior single-seater career with backing from the Racing Steps Foundation.
In 2006, he won the prestigious McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award, which led to him making his Formula 1 test debut for the British team in 2009. He remains part of McLaren’s testing roster to this day.
In 2008, Turvey was runner-up to Jaime Alguersuari in British F3, which led to a season of Formula Renault 3.5, during which he won at Monaco. He was a winner in GP2 Asia and also competed in the GP2 main series. In 2012 he moved into GT racing with McLaren.
He currently races in Super GT and in sportscars in the LMP2 class and was the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours class winner for Jota, following this up with a second place in 2015.
He joined the FIA Formula E Championship for the final round of the 2014/15 season in London, impressing on his first time out, and was then announced as a full time driver for NextEV for the 2015/16 season. He got off to a great start with sixth overall at the season opener in Beijing and secured another two points-scoring finishes to place 14th in the driver standings.
Head of Performance Programme & NextEV NIO Formula-e Team Principal
Gérry joined the Formula-e Team in the position of Chief Race Engineer and became Team Principal in February 2017. In addition, his role as Head of Performance Programme sees Gérry manage the EP9 supercar. The global start-up unveiled the 1 MegaWatt supercar in November 2016, which achieved the fastest lap time at the Nordschleife, Germany on 12 May 2017.
Chief Technical Officer
Paul joined the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team ahead of the 2016/17 season to fulfill the role of Chief Technical Officer. Prior to that he acted as an automotive consultant for vehicle dynamics and high performance vehicle development. He has also fulfilled senior roles at McLaren Automotive, FIAT Group, Maserati, Ferrari and Ford.
Performance Programme Operations Director
Barry was a new recruit to the Formula-e Team for the 2016/17 season and joined from Team Aguri where he was Head of Team Operations. He has a wealth of motorsport management experience and has held positions at Virgin Formula E Team as well as the Lotus and Renault F1 Teams. He started with NextEV NIO as Team Manager and was promoted in March 2017.
* Subject to confirmation
** Venue to be announced
*** Date to be confirmed