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Caio Collet to make Formula E debut with Nissan at Portland E-Prix

by Ida Wood

Photo: Sam Bagnall

Caio Collet will make his Formula E race debut with Nissan in this weekend’s Portland E-Prix.

The 22-year-old Brazilian was signed by the team as its reserve driver in January 2024, and since then the former Alpine junior Collet has driven in the rookie-only practice session at the Misano E-Prix and also the rookie test in Berlin.

His primary racing programme this year is Indy Nxt, where he is currently third in the standings with four podiums from his first eight races with the HMD Motorsports team. He stepped up to the American series from the FIA Formula 3 Championship, where he spent three seasons. In that time he claimed one pole, won three sprint races and took eight other podiums.

Collet has been called up by Nissan to race as its regular driver Oliver Rowland has fallen ill and is unable to compete. It is expected that Rowland will recover in time for the next FE event in London in three weeks’ time.

The Portland outing could prove very useful for Collet since he will be returning to the track in August for Indy Nxt’s race there. However his FE call-up has also forced him to miss today’s Indy Nxt test at Iowa Speedway where he was set to gain some crucial oval mileage.

Collet is one of several junior single-seater racers to get mid-season debuts in FE this year, with Envision Racing using Formula 2 points leader Paul Aron at the Berlin E-Prix and McLaren running his F2 rival Taylor Barnard in the Monaco E-Prix and in Berlin.