NIO confirms second season for Ticktum, leaving Turvey without seat

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NIO 333 have completed their line-up for the 2023 Formula E season by retaining Dan Ticktum, leaving the team’s long-term driver Oliver Turvey without a seat

Ticktum was signed to partner Turvey for the 2022 campaign. The former Red Bull and Williams Formula 1 junior finished 21st in the championship standings with a single points finish achieved in the Rome E-Prix.

His contract extension into the start of FE’s ‘Gen3’ era was announced in a social media post from NIO. Ticktum said: “As expected, back here at the NIO headquarters. Just about to do a seat fit, been in the car a couple of times, a big step forward from the Gen2, I’ve really enjoyed it so far, I have to say. And I’m just really looking forward to getting cracking with this new era of electric racing.”

Ticktum’s team mate for his second season in Formula E will be Sergio Sette Camara, who has joined NIO after two-and-a-half seasons at the Dragon team.

Turvey, who has been a long-time McLaren Formula 1 test driver alongside racing for NIO since 2015, has been tipped to join McLaren’s new FE programme. Jake Hughes, who raced in Formula 2 this year, is also in contention for the team’s vacant seat.

Ticktum came to FE after two years in F2, before which he raced in Super Formula but lost his seat mid-season. During his junior single-seater career he won the Macau Grand Prix twice and came second in the FIA European Formula 3 championship.

2022-2023 Formula E driver line-up

AbtRobin Frijns
AbtNico Muller
AndrettiJake Dennis
AndrettiAndre Lotterer
DS PenskeTBC
DS PenskeTBC
EnvisionNick Cassidy
EnvisionSebastien Buemi
JaguarMitch Evans
JaguarSam Bird
MahindraOliver Rowland
MahindraLucas di Grassi
McLarenRene Rast
NIOSergio Sette Camara
NIODan Ticktum
NissanNorman Nato
NissanSacha Fenestraz
PorscheAntonio Felix da Costa
PorschePascal Wehrlein

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6 comments on “NIO confirms second season for Ticktum, leaving Turvey without seat”

  1. I hope Turvey gets the McLaren drive. You’ve only got to look at the people he beat in British F3 to see how capable he is, but he’s not had the opportunities to prove himself.

  2. Why?
    Tantrum over Turvey … odd call. Must involve the exchange of significant funds.

  3. It seems odd that someone prone to fits of anger is considered to have a better ability to control a car when they’re under stress than someone who shows their maturity and strength, but I guess the people doing the hiring know what they want. I hope he produces the fruit they want.
    I hope Oliver gets a better seat for next year.

  4. Remember when Dan got fired from Williams for suggesting that Latifi was a poor driver? Ha.

  5. playstation361
    12th October 2022, 15:04

    I hope Gen3 is something the game changer really.

  6. Wow, there are teams still hiring Ticktum…? I mean even if he does come with a truck load of cash, for me, that truck could not be big enough if I ran a team. Awful person, terrible temperament and a danger to anyone he shares a track with. Life ban should have been handed to him a long time ago.

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