Mouser Electronics flies Dragon into Zurich

Mouser-sponsored Dragon car

Motor racing returns to Switzerland this weekend on Sunday 10 June 2018 after a 64-year absence, and the Mouser Electronics-sponsored Dragon team is gearing up to take the chequered flag.

The tenth round of the 2018 ABB FIA Formula E championship will be a historic trip through the streets of Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city. It’s a tight course of only 2.4km, but with two unusually long straights some speed records are likely to be set.

The ABB Formula E championship features cars that are powered solely by electric power 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 Mouser says racing sponsorships are an innovative way for the distributor to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners.

The Mouser-sponsored cars are piloted this year by single-seater ace Jerome D'Ambrosio and three-time FIA WTCC drivers' champion José María López. This is the fourth season of the ABB FIA Formula E championship and the fourth season that Mouser Electronics is a team sponsor along with supplier Molex. Mouser and Molex are sponsoring the Dragon team throughout the season in collaboration with TTI.

“Formula E is at the forefront of the electric car revolution, and we at Mouser are very proud to have a role in helping to develop sustainable transportation around the world,” said Todd McAtee, vice president, for Mouser Electronics. “We are proud to team up with Molex and TTI to promote this exciting new technology.”

Switzerland banned motor racing in 1954 due to safety concerns; however, with the improved safety built into today’s vehicles as well as the sustainability and technological advancements of all-electric auto racing, the Swiss government lifted the ban.

 “Molex is honored to continue our collaboration with Mouser and TTI to sponsor the Dragon team,” said Fred Bell, vice president of Molex. “We are committed to innovative technology and working to further advance the industry.”

Mike Morton, TTI chief operating officer, added: “TTI is excited to partner with Mouser and Molex in supporting the Dragon team and this exciting cutting-edge automotive technology.”

To support D’Ambrosio and López, fans are encouraged vote for their favorite driver in Fanboost, which allows fans to play an active role in influencing the outcome of the race. Fanboost gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite driver and award them an extra boost of power during the race. The three drivers with the most votes are awarded a significant burst of power, which they can deploy in a 5s window during the second half of the race. Voting opens six days before the race and is available all the way up to six minutes into the race.

To learn how to register for Fanboost and to see the full Formula E schedule, visit:

After Zurich, the series travels to the Brooklyn Circuit in New York City for the season-finale double-header on 14 and 15 July.

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