Nissan appoints Tommaso Volpe as global motorsports director

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Tommaso Volpe will become director of Nissan global motorsports effective from April 1. Currently the director of motorsport and performance projects at Infiniti Motor Company, Volpe’s new role will see him tasked with overseeing all of Nissan’s racing operations.

Volpe has led the Infiniti motorsports department since 2014 and helped to change the brand from a sponsor to a technical partner for Renault’s F1 team, alongside co-development of the Energy Recovery System and the Infiniti engineering academy.

In addition to Nissan’s motorsport regime, Volpe will retain responsibility for Infiniti’s motorsport programs. Michael Carcamo will be stepping down as leader of the brand’s department. Carcamo has led Nismo since 2015, including overseeing Nissan’s Formula E debut in 2018.

Pierre Loing, Nissan’s division general manager of global product marketing and motorsports, said, “Michael has been instrumental in developing the Formula E program for Nissan, and we thank him for his drive and dedication, as well as helping promote Nissan’s leadership in electric vehicles. Tommaso brings a wealth of motorsports and marketing experience to this role.”

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