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Monday, February 25, 2013

Dallara working on Formula E chassis

Dallara will work on the chassis for the new Formula E championship, the series has announced.

The Italian firm will join forces with the series' technical operation Spark Racing Technology on the cars, which are set to start racing in 2014.

Spark Racing Technology president and boss of the ART Grand Prix outfit Frederic Vasseur welcomed the collaboration.

"I have worked with Dallara for over 20 years and I have all the respect in the world for [company president] Gian Paolo Dallara," he said.

"It is with great pleasure that we will join Dallara and benefit from his expertise and know-how, something that will be essential for this new and exciting adventure."

Vasseur has worked particularly closely with Dallara in Formula 3, GP2 and GP3, winning championships in all of those series.

Dallara added: "We have been competing with Frederic for more than 20 years and he brought our cars to victory in many prestigious championships.

"We are looking forward to facing this new challenge with great enthusiasm and considering our past success together, we are confident that our combined expertise will be key to achieving the demanding targets in this brand new field of motorsport."

Dallara joins McLaren as a Formula E technical partner.

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