Mouser-Sponsored Formula E Team Caps Exhilarating Season
Mouser-Sponsored Formula E Team Caps Exhilarating Season
TTI, Molex, and AVX Joined Mouser to Sponsor All-Electric Racing Team
July 31, 2019 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. celebrates the GEOX DRAGON Formula E racing team on their tenacity and grit over a formidable racing season. Driving the Mouser-sponsored car this year were three-time FIA WTCC drivers’ champion José María López and former test and reserve driver Maximilian Günther.
Just over halfway through the season, Günther nabbed a fifth-place finish on a rain-slicked track at the Paris E-Prix. In the next race, at Monaco, López earned a hard-fought top-10 finish plus one of the race’s coveted FANBOOST slots — where fans vote for their favorite driver to award them a significant, five-second burst of power. Two races later, Günther put up an impressive Super Pole run after qualifications in Bern and expertly powered the No. 6 electric racecar to another fifth place finish after scraping through trouble early in the race.
This was the fifth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the fifth season Mouser Electronics was a team sponsor along with valued supplier Molex. Mouser and Molex sponsored the team throughout the season in collaboration with AVX and TTI, Inc.
“López, Günther, and the entire team showed great determination in a very demanding season,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President, Americas’ Business Development for Mouser Electronics. “Everyone here at Mouser is proud of the team and their awesome top-10 finishes, and we’re excited to be a part of the electric car racing revolution and the GEOX DRAGON racing team.”
“Molex is proud to have once again teamed up with Mouser Electronics to sponsor this dedicated motorsport team,” said Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution, Molex. “At Molex, we are always looking for ways to advance the electric automotive industry by developing solutions that help racing teams and everyday drivers alike.”
The Formula E series features cars that are powered solely by electricity and represent a vision for the future of the motor sports industry, serving as a framework for research and development around zero-emission motoring. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing sponsorships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners.
“TTI would like to congratulate the entire team for the hard work they put in all season long. We are excited to be a part of such a cutting-edge racing series and to promote all the new technologies that go with it,” said Mike Morton, TTI’s Chief Operating Officer.
“This year’s team fought hard in every race, and we at AVX congratulate them on that determination,” said Eric Pratt, AVX’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “It is special to be a part of such an advanced racing series and to be on the forefront of the electric car movement.”
For more on Formula E and to look back at the 2018–2019 season, visit http://www.mouser.com/formula-e.
Mouser / Formula E 2019 Wrapup
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 750 manufacturers. Mouser offers 26 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in more than 220 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.mouser.com.
Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical.
AVX Corporation is a technology leader in the manufacture of passive electronic components and interconnect products worldwide. The Passive Components segment manufactures a full line of surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, radio frequency (RF) thick and thin film components, multi-layer ceramic and tantalum capacitors, film capacitors, ceramic and film power capacitors, super capacitors, EMI filters, thick and thin film packages, varistors, thermistors, inductors, and resistive products.
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide. Broader and deeper inventory, leading-edge products and custom supply chain solutions have established TTI as the leading specialist in electronic component distribution. Globally, the company maintains 1.9 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space containing over 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics, and TTI Semiconductor Group, TTI employs more than 6,700 people at more than 133 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about TTI, visit http://www.ttiinc.com.
About GEOX DRAGON
GEOX DRAGON was founded in 2006, by Owner and Team Principal Jay Penske. GEOX DRAGON is headquartered in California (Los Angeles), the largest EV market in the world, and has additional racing operations in Britain (Silverstone, UK). In 2014, GEOX DRAGON became one of the three founding teams of the FIA Formula-E Championship. The team finished Runner-Up (2nd place) in the Championship in 2015 and scored the first ever Formula E race wins in both Germany and Mexico in 2016 and 2017. GEOX DRAGON develops its powertrains under the Penske Autosport marque. The team’s engineering and mechanic personnel are some of the finest and most experienced engineers and crew in the world, collectively accumulating over 185 years of racing experience, and achieving over 220+ race wins and 17 Championship titles. GEOX DRAGON’s pilots for Season 5 include three-time World Touring Car Driver’s Champion and multiple FIA Formula E podium finisher José María López, Formula 2 race winner and former Formula 1 pilot and reigning IMSA Champion Felipe Nasr, and GEOX DRAGON Test and Reserve Driver, Maximilian Günther. GEOX DRAGON’s team motto is the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum” – meaning “out of many, there is one.”
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