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Plaza de los Artesanos is the main square in Punta del Este and is famous for the craft fair it has held since 1967, where you can pick up everything from local souvenirs to precious jewellery at one of its 200+ stands
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“La Mano” is the must see installation created by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. The sculpture shows five human fingers emerging from the sand at Playa Brava.
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The 45 metre tall lighthouse is run from electricity, and you can climb to the top by tackling its 150-step spiral staircase.
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.
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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.
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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 NIO 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.
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Ma Qing Hua was born on 25th December 1987 in Shanghai.
He is an ambassador for motorsport in China where he runs an academy for young drivers at his own karting circuit.
Ma has been competing in motorsport at an international level since 2005 in series including European F3 Open, Italian Formula 3000, British F3 Championship, A1 Grand Prix and the GP2 Series.
Ma made history by becoming the first Chinese-born driver to take part in a number of FIA Formula 1™ practices sessions with the HRT and Caterham teams.
As well as single-seaters Ma has also raced successfully in touring cars, winning the China Touring Car Championship 1600cc class drivers’ title in 2011. His greatest international success came in 2014 when he won round two of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Moscow with Citroën, making him the first Chinese driver to win an FIA world championship event. Ma added to his touring car success the following season with a victory in Portugal and five further podium finishes to clinch fourth place in the 2015 WTCC.
Ma also competed in four FIA Formula E races with Team Aguri that year and joined the TECHEETAH squad for 2016-17. His new role for the coming season is with the NIO Formula E Team as Reserve Driver.
Head of Performance Programme & NIO Formula E Team Principal
Gérry joined the NIO 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.
Performance Programme Engineering Director
Paul joined the NIO Formula E Team ahead of the 2016/17 season to fulfill the role of Performance Programme Engineering Director. 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 NIO 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 NIO as Team Manager and was promoted in March 2017.