Nio revamps Formula E management team

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Alex Hui is to take on the role of team principal of the Nio 333 Formula E team, with Russell O’Hagan working alongside as deputy team principal and chief operations officer. Hui has been with Nio since Brilliance in Excellence took over the ownership and management of the team in 2016. He initially worked as a consultant and then as executive director alongside CEO Vincent Wang.

“It is an honor to accept the position of team principal,” said Hui. “I look forward to preparing the team for the new Gen3 era of Formula E with Vincent and Russell while helping to deliver NIO 333’s best performance in the coming season.

“We are in the process of bringing the team toward the front of the grid and I am fully committed to supporting our colleagues to shorten this process. Together, we shall pursue not only on-track improvements but also a new pathway to our sustainable future.”

O’Hagan joined Nio earlier this year, having previously been operations director at Craft-Bamboo Racing. He has been Nio 333’s acting team principal since Christian Silk’s departure in August.

“We have an exciting time ahead as we continue to settle into our new HQ at Silverstone and push forward ever harder with our Gen3 program,” said O’Hagan. “I am relishing the challenge of the new season – commencing with the pre-Season 8 test in Valencia next week – and realizing the fruits of our labor after a great team effort over the last six months.”

In other staffing news, Gary Reynders, formerly of Williams Advanced Engineering/Jaguar Racing, joins Nio as chief mechanic and Matt Beers becomes race engineer.

Russell O’Hagan

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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