Nick Cassidy’s debut Formula E livery has been revealed with Envision Virgin showing off a dark blue paint scheme at Goodwood over the weekend.
The New Zealander was announced as the team’s second driver for the upcoming seventh Formula E season after Sam Bird confirmed his departure after six campaigns at the British squad.
Cassidy previously tested for Envision Virgin at a rookie’s test in Marrakesh earlier in the year where he obliterated the old lap record. He is expected to skip the final Super GT round in Japan to link back up with the team for the official pre-season test over November and December.
The test is set to be held in Valencia, and it will be the last opportunity for Cassidy to get some mileage under his belt before the season starts on January 16 in Santiago, Chile.
There he will slot behind the wheel of the Envision Virgin’s first non-purple car. The new base colour is a glossy, dark shade of blue.
The silver accents around the roll hoop have largely disappeared. However, splashes of red have been retained from previous design as it represents the team being a customer of Audi.
The newly foiled racing car made its first public appearance on Sunday at the British Goodwood Motor Circuit.
The car was put head-to-head against an electric Harley Davidson motorcycle and a racing drone. Footage of the event is set to be released in the coming days.
Cassidy will be paired with Dutch racer Robin Frijns for the 2021 season. Frijns came onboard with Envision Virgin back in 2018 and has scored two wins and six podium finishes with the team.
For the team’s newcomer, he will continue his racing in Japan in both the Super GT and Super Formula championships before making the switch to Formula E.
His next event will be the sixth round of the Super GT at Suzuka Circuit on October 24-25.