Type above and press Enter to search. Press Esc to cancel.

  1. Cars and Engines
  2. Motorsport
  3. Lola Cars returning to top-tier global motorsport with technical partners Yamaha by joining the Formula E grid

Lola Cars returning to top-tier global motorsport with technical partners Yamaha by joining the Formula E grid

30 Mar 2024
  • Can Lola Cars Lead the Charge with Formula E Entry and Yamaha Partnership?

Lola Cars has announced today that it is returning to global motorsport in a multi-year technical partnership with Yamaha Motor Company and will enter the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from Season 11.

The iconic, globally renowned motorsport brand, which has more than 500 championship wins, is working with Yamaha to develop and supply a powertrain to compete in the world’s first all-electric, single seater race series. With track racing deep in the DNA of both Lola Cars and Yamaha, this new technology partnership not only provides an opportunity to join the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as it moves to the GEN3 Evo platform for the 2024/25 season but also creates opportunities across global motorsport and in the broader zero emissions transportation space.

Lola Cars Returns to Racing with Formula E

 Lola Cars Returns to Racing with Formula E

Mark Preston, Motorsport Director, Lola Cars Ltd “We are thrilled to confirm our entry in Formula E. For us, this is more than just an opportunity to return Lola to the track, it’s also a fantastic platform for technological development.

“Lola Cars has a decorated history of success in chassis and aerodynamic design. This project will allow us to create a unique electrified platform with a software focus at its core to provide a basis for Lola’s wider plans in defining the future of motorsport technology.”

The partnership is the first of several major projects planned to re-establish the British company as an industry leader in sustainable engineering and motorsport, strategically focusing on three areas of electrification, hydrogen and sustainable fuels and materials.

Till Bechtolsheimer, Chairman, Lola Cars Ltd “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with the Yamaha Motor Company as we enter the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. To be selected by one of the most innovative OEMs in the world to partner on a project of this significance is a testament to the caliber of the team that we have been building at Lola.

“The focus of this project is squarely around technological development in which Lola is fully invested. We see the highly efficient 350 kW electric powertrain that underpins the manufacturer’s perimeter in Formula E, as a cornerstone technology with exciting applications across many forms of topflight international motorsport in the coming years.”

Heiji Maruyama, Managing Executive Officer and Director, Yamaha Motor co., ltd.“Yamaha Motor Company is accelerating the research and development of various technologies that contribute to sustainability. As the technical partner, we hope to acquire more advanced energy management technologies through the highest level of electric racing in Formula E. We also share Lola's new philosophy of sustainable motorsport and we are very pleased and honored to form this partnership with them."

Since acquiring Lola Cars in 2022, Bechtolsheimer and his team have been developing their program from a new global headquarters in Silverstone, UK, building on the legacy of the most successful manufacturer of customer race cars of all time.

Founded by Eric Broadley in 1958, Lola Cars has designed and produced nearly 5000 race cars spanning 400 different model types, gaining unparalleled success in motorsport championships around the world, including IndyCar, Le Mans, Formula 1, Can-Am, Formula 3000, Formula 5000, A1GP, Formula Ford and Touring Cars.

This partnership continues Lola Cars’ longstanding prominence in Japan. Lola Cars has a long history of involvement in Japanese motorsport, primarily in what is now known as the Japanese Super Formula Championship, winning 13 Championships in two decades from 1987 when it was known as the All Japan F3000. Lola has also notably partnered with Japanese manufacturers to create iconic vehicles across multiple racing disciplines including Formula 1, IndyCar and Le Mans.


Motor 283

BY Motor 283

Motor 283 is the biggest automotive website created by a team of automotive enthusiats and this author page is used to show the readers the press releases and news posted on Motor 283 website.

OLIVER ROWLAND WINS MISANO E-PRIX OPENER AFTER ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTA DISQUALIFICATION

15 Apr 2024
OLIVER ROWLAND WINS MISANO E-PRIX OPENER AFTER ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTA DISQUALIFICATION

Oliver Rowland of Nissan Formula E Team clinched victory at the Misano E-Prix Round 6 on Saturday night after race winner António Félix da Costa of TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, was disqualified for a technical breach following FIA investigation.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Takes on Pikes Peak

14 Apr 2024
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Takes on Pikes Peak

In a bold move that highlights the evolving landscape of electric vehicle (EV) performance, Hyundai has announced its entry into this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the highly anticipated Ioniq 5 N. This venture marks a significant milestone in showcasing the potential of electric power in motorsport, as Hyundai aims to push the boundaries of what is achievable with their cutting-edge EV technology.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, now in its 102nd year, is renowned for its challenging course that spans 12.42 miles and includes a staggering 156 turns, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Colorado Rockies. This event has become a proving ground for automotive excellence, attracting top-tier manufacturers and talented drivers from around the globe.

New Aston Martin Vantage GT3 all set for GT World Challenge debut on both sides of the Atlantic

08 Apr 2024
New Aston Martin Vantage GT3 all set for GT World Challenge debut on both sides of the Atlantic

Aston Martin returns to the top class of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS for the first time since 2022 with its strongest ever line-up at Paul Ricard as the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 makes its debut in the opening round of the world’s most competitive GT-only series this weekend.

Two powerhouse GT teams, the reigning Fanatec GT Europe Endurance Cup Gold Teams’ champion Comtoyou Racing and the 2018 Spa 24 Hours overall winner Walkenhorst Motorsport, have joined the Aston Martin Racing partner team roster for 2024 and both bring stellar driver line-ups with them. Their combined entry amounts to seven new Aston Martin Vantage GT3s across the series’ various classes.