China Racing logo
Team Information
Based People's Republic of China Beijing, China
Début 2014 Beijing ePrix
Founder Unknown
Key People Steven Lu, Yu Liu
Driver(s) Nelson Piquet Jr. (No.3)
Oliver Turvey (No.88)
Car NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 002
Sponsor(s) Unknown
Website NextEV NIO
Team Stats
Last Season 4th (152 pt(s))
Entries 0
Wins 0
First Win 2015 Long Beach ePrix
Points 0
Poles 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Titles 0
Current Season
Entrant NextEV NIO
Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey
Piquet jr 100px
5th (33 Pt(s)) 12th (8 Pt(s))
Team Standings
(0 Pt(s))
NEXTEV TCR (formerly known as NextEV NIO) are an entrant in the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship, with ex-FE Champion Nelson Piquet Jr. and Oliver Turvey as their drivers.[1] Originally named as China Racing, NEXTEV build their own powertrains for their team, and were the only Chinese based team when the series was founded.[1]


China Racing were originally formed in 2004, taking part in the A1 GP Series.[1] They have, more recently, competed in FIA GT1 and organised numerous events in China, while also associating themselves with some of the biggest electronics companies in their home nation.[1]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Having started the season as China Racing, NEXTEV TCR were only the second team to be announced for the championship in February 2013.[1] China Racing combined their entry with a statement that they intend to have their own built car in the championship within three years.[1] Jérôme d'Ambrosio tested for the team during the first four days of the 2014 Donington Test, joined on the fourth day by Juan Manuel López. Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ho-Pin Tung were later named as their two nominated drivers for the season, both attending the 2014 Beijing ePrix.[2]

Three other drivers would be named by them for NEXTEV TCR during the 2014/15 campaign, as Ho-Pin Tung left the team after the 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix, having been unable to attend many of the remaining races.[3] Piquet was the team's star driver, proving his worth at the 2015 Long Beach ePrix by taking a dominant victory, putting himself into title contention.[4] Charles Pic raced for the team from Miami until Berlin, with Antonio Garcia taking turns in Punta del Este and Moscow.[5]

With Piquet taking a second victory in the 2015 Moscow ePrix, NEXTEV TCR were on the verge of taking a title, although their Teams' challenge was over once e.dams-Renault took the points they needed to win with a race to spare.[6] With Oliver Turvey joining the team for the London double header, Piquet was successful in defending his Championship lead, ultimately winning the title by a single point.[7]

Power ProblemsEdit

NEXTEV were confident ahead of their first season as a manufacturer, with Piquet offered a big-money deal to keep him at the team.[8] The team also brought in British racer Turvey on a full season deal to partner their World Champion, while the new NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 001 prepared to make its public debut at the 2015 Donington Test.[9] Unfortunately for the team, the new car proved to be a massive headache during the test, with numerous problems preventing Turvey and Piquet from completing any significant mileage.

The season opening round in Beijing would prove to be a better run for the team, with Turvey completing an excellent drive to take sixth, the car proving to be a brilliant preserver of energy.[10] Piquet then managed to score in the 2015 Putrajaya ePrix, again through a conservative drive, before the car showed its lack of pace in Punta del Este.[11] Turvey secured another couple of points in Buenos Aires, before the team hit a terrible run of form that saw them fail to score until the season ending double header in London.[12] There would be some joy for the team in the finale, with Piquet setting fastest lap in the 2016 London ePrix I, before both he and Turvey scored points in the final race.[13]

Renovating researchEdit

Piquet and Turvey were retained by the team, who had started development on their 2016/17 challenger as early as permitted by the FIA.[14] The new FormulaE 002 was put through a gruelling shakedown programme ahead of the 2016 Donington Test, with the team confident that the new car would at least complete a long run, unlike its predecessor. Their hopes were relieved when Turvey and Piquet both enjoyed a problem free test, although the car was well down the pecking order in terms of outright pace.

Formula E RecordEdit

NextEV TCR's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Driver Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2014/15 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 4th 152
Piquet 8th Ret 2nd 3rd 5th 1st 3rd 4th 1st 5th 7th
Tung 16th 11th 11th
Garcia 11th 19th
Pic 17th 16th 8th 15th
Turvey 9th 9th
2015/16 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 9th 19
Piquet Jr. 15th 8th 15th 12th 13th Ret Ret 13th CAN 14th 9th
Turvey 6th Ret 12th 9th 11th 12th 13th 12th CAN 15th 10th
2016/17 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Canada 6th 59
Piquet 11th 16th 5th 9th 4th 7th 13th 12th 11th 16th 13th 16th
Turvey 8th 7th 9th Ret 13th 11th 10th 9th 6th 14th 15th 17th


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 'Team: China Racing',, (FIA Formula E, 2015),, (Accessed 17/07/2015)
  2. 'Nelson Piquet Jr and Ho-Pin Tung sign for China Racing',, (FIA Formula E, 21/08/2014),, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
  3. 'Pic returns to Formula E with China Racing',, (FIA Formula E, 12/03/2015),, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
  4. 'Emotional Piquet emulates his father',, (FIA Formula E, 04/04/2015),, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
  5. 'Garcia joins China Racing in Uruguay',, (FIA Formula E, 01/12/2014),, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
  6. 'Buemi’s stroll in the park',, (FIA Formula E, 27/06/2015),, (Accessed 30/06/2015)
  7. 'Bird hails ‘unbelievable’ end to season',, (FIA Formula E, 28/06/2015),, (Accessed 30/06/2015)
  8. 'Nelson Piquet Jr signs multi-year Formula E deal',, ( 16/05/2015),, (Accessed 16/05/2015)
  9. 'Turvey completes NEXTEV line-up',, (FIA Formula E, 14/09/2015),, (Accessed 17/09/2015)
  10. 'Buemi to the max in Beijing',, (FIA Formula E, 24/10/2015),, (Accessed 25/10/2015)
  11. 'Di Grassi keeps his cool to win in Putrajaya',, (FIA Formula E, 07/11/2015),, (Accessed 22/11/2015)
  12. 'Bird holds off Buemi for BA win',, (FIA Formula E, 06/02/2016),, (Accessed 22/03/2016)