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Formula E aspirations: Robert Wickens tests Gen3 cars and the Hankook iON Race

Formula E aspirations: Robert Wickens tests Gen3 cars and the Hankook iON Race

Former IndyCar and DTM driver Robert Wickens tested a modified Gen3 car, equipped with the Hankook iON Race of course, at the Hankook Portland E-Prix at Portland International Raceway. This was the Canadian driver’s first outing in a single-seater after suffering a big crash in 2018, since when the 35-year-old has been paralysed. The Formula E car was specially modified to allow Wickens to drive it using only his hands. He completed eleven full laps, demonstrating the potential for inclusion and technological innovation within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Wickens said after his test drive: “It was only a few laps, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and it left me wanting a lot more. Hopefully this will lead to more opportunities in the future and possibly a rookie test. I think right now, that would be the goal for me, to try and get onto the grid in Formula E for the future.”

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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Formula E aspirations: Robert Wickens tests Gen3 cars and the Hankook iON Race

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - JUNE 28: Robert Wickens with the GEN3 Championship Car during the Portland ePrix I at Portland International Raceway on Friday June 28, 2024 in Portland, United States of America. (Photo by Simon Galloway / LAT Images)

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Formula E aspirations: Robert Wickens tests Gen3 cars and the Hankook iON Race

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - JUNE 28: Robert Wickens in the GEN3 Championship Car during the Portland ePrix I at Portland International Raceway on Friday June 28, 2024 in Portland, United States of America. (Photo by Simon Galloway / LAT Images)

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