Nelson Piquet Jr. has won the first-ever FIA Formula-E championship following a thrilling final battle in the London ePrix at a circuit in Battersea Park on Sunday. The Mouser Electronics-sponsored Piquet went into London’s races ranked No. 1 among the Formula-E series drivers after a commanding victory earlier this month at the Moscow ePrix.
He didn’t have it all his own way in London.
Piquet, who drives the all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E, which can go 0–60 in three seconds and has a top speed of 150 mph, arrived in London with a commanding 17-point lead in the driver championship standings over No. 2 Lucas di Grassi.
In Saturday’s opening round, Piquet finished fifth after an early clash with di Grassi, who crossed the line just ahead in fourth to give himself an outside chance of winning the championship. Piquet started 16th on the grid on Sunday, but managed to fight his way up to seventh in the final timings to clinch the title by just a single point ahead of Sebastien Buemi.
“It was an incredible finish to an incredible year,” said Todd McAtee, Mouser Vice President for Business Development, Americas. “We could not be more pleased and proud to be partners with Piquet and the entire China Racing team.
“In tandem with our supplier partners, we are excited that we could be a part of this high-tech sport that is paving the way for future automotive technologies,” McAtee added. “High-tech auto racing provides the perfect platform to raise awareness for Mouser and our industry-leading partners.”
Mouser is sponsoring the China Racing Formula-E Team this year in partnership with Molex and Vishay Intertechnology.


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