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Nissan take the covers off special Tokyo livery

Nissan have unveiled a special livery for their home race in Tokyo this weekend.

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Nissan has launched a special livery ahead of the biggest race in Formula E history – the Tokyo E-Prix.

For the first time in their six-year spell in the all-electric series, Nissan are returning to their true home, with Formula E's inaugural trip to Tokyo is set to be one of the most important races in the series' history.

The Le-Mans-based squad has acquired eight grandstands for guests, fans and employees, highlighting the magnitude of the event for Nissan.

In terms of the special livery for their home race, the cherry blossom decal has been applied to the entire car, whilst the powertrain name 'Nissan e-4ORCE 04' features on the sidepods.

"We Love Tokyo" has been written on the front-wing, whilst the race numbers will be in white on top of a red circle, representing the Japanese flag.

Nissan head to the Big Sight Convention centre in Tokyo with Oliver Rowland having claimed back-to-back podiums, with the Briton targeting a third of the campaign this weekend.

"I’m super excited to be racing in Japan, I went there a few times in karting, and from what we have experienced at the Nismo Festival, the reception we receive from the fans is second to none, so I’m really looking forward to getting on track," explained Rowland.

"It’s positive pressure, when you have this type of support you have extra energy to focus on the challenge, we need to manage that in a balanced way, not get too excited but also not too nervous.

"It’s going to be a huge race for the team and I can’t wait to get out there and experience the atmosphere!"

'Like a home race'

For Sacha Fenestraz, it is effectively a home race for him. The Frenchman spent four years racing in Japan across Super Formula and Super GT (2019-2022).

He feels like he is returning home and is excited to receive so much support.

“I’m extremely excited of course, I did a big part of my career in Japan so going back there will be awesome and I cannot wait for the race," Fenestraz said.

"I know how amazing and crazy the Japanese fans are, so that will make it even more special.

"It’s the first time the team and Formula E are going to Japan, so we are looking forward to seeing all the amazing support in the grandstands.

"It will be almost like a home race for me, the track looks really interesting so I’m excited to go racing!”

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