Formula E and DHL invited all the teams to nominate those individuals or departments who drive excellence, innovation and pioneering spirit. These stories were presented in a series of short films that took a closer look at how they are pushing the boundaries of innovation. These were posted across Formula E’s social media channels throughout the second half of season three.
The DHL eChampions winner was selected by a combination of fan voting and a panel of esteemed judges, which were formed of representatives from DHL, Formula E and the media. The judges reduced the nominations to a shortlist of four entries and selected a winning candidate, which contributed to 50 per cent of the overall vote.
DHL and Formula E then invited fans to have their say by voting for the candidate they believe to be the ultimate eChampion. The fan vote contributed the remaining 50 per cent of the overall vote.
Mahindra Racing nominated Operations Manager Claudio Corradini, the only person to have won both Formula 1 and Formula E championships. The Italian began his motorsport career with Ferrari at the age of 17 and worked with some of the great names in the sport such as Gilles Villeneuve, Mario Andretti and Alain Prost, before moving on to Benetton, where he won the World Championship title with Michael Schumacher.
A few years later, when Corradini was contemplating retirement from motorsport, he got an offer from NextEV to get involved with the new Formula E. The Italian agreed and that same year won the 2015 Drivers’ Championship with Nelson Piquet Jr. Corradini then joined Mahindra Racing and secured no fewer than ten podium finishes with Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist – more than any other team.
Teamchef Dilbagh Gill collected the DHL eChampions Award on behalf of Mahindra at the Gala Dinner. To reward our eChampions winners, DHL will host a unique sustainability experience in Singapore, one of Asia’s greenest cities and home to the DHL Asia-Pacific Innovation Center. During a three-day experience, our winners will explore how to set the benchmark in renewable and responsible urban living.
Faraday Future Dragon Racing
Meet Alex, an ex-soldier who found a new calling. He’s Faraday Future Dragon Racing’s nominee for the DHL eChampions Award.
Venturi Formula E Team
The third nomination into the DHL eChampions award is from Venturi Formula E Team. Meet team manager Delphine Biscaye.
MS Amlin Andretti
We meet MS Amlin Andretti's Georgios Kalogeropoulos who is a software and controls engineer.
Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport
In the next nomination to the DHL eChampions award, we meet Jens Haberle from ABT Motorsport.
The sixth nomination into the DHL eChampions award is Vincent Gaillardot, programme leader at Renault e.dams.
DS Virgin Racing
In this weeks nomination to the DHL eChampions award, we meet Sylvain Filippi, Chief Technology Officer at DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team.
For the final DHL eChampions award nomination, we check out Panasonic Jaguar Racing and the Race To Innovate With Noodle From Gorillaz.