Former grand prix driver Jarno Trulli’s new Formula E team will be run by successful single-seater squad Super Nova. TrulliGP has signed up Super Nova, which won four Formula 3000 drivers’ titles in the 1990s and early 2000s, to run its Spark-Renault SRT_01Es.Super Nova, which was also a frontrunner in GP2 before dropping out of the series ahead of the 2012 season, joins fellow stalwart British race team Carlin, which is running the Mahindra Racing entries, on the Formula E grid. Norfolk-based Super Nova has raced in Auto GP since leaving GP2, winning the drivers’ title in 2012-13.
The Super Nova signing will likely stand the newest driver in the Formula E paddock, Michela Cerruti, in good stead since she currently races in Auto GP for Super Nova in a BMW Z4 GT3. As such will be very familiar with the way in which Super Nova operate. Michela is currently in sixth position in the driver standings, with team mate Markus Pommer in second position, making Super Nova International the top of the team rankings (correct as of 29 June 2014). One thing is sure about Formula E, as per Alejandro Agag and Michael Fallon’s words at the Global Launch Event just two days ago on Monday 30th June, the sport is already taking full advantage of the well established motorsport expertise available in the UK.