NIO 333 will run an evolution of its dark blue, teal and black carbon livery used in Season 7 with red accents of the Chinese flag and 333 Racing's branding incorporated into the new design on the wheel fairings, in front of the cockpit and at the rear of its NIO 333 001 car.
"Since the end of last season, I've been thinking about the look of our team for Season 8," said Vincent Wang, the team's CEO. "Last season's design was very well received, which we were very happy about, but it was also a challenge for us to develop an even better design for 2022!
“While the NIO blue and 333 Racing blue base colours were not drastically changed, we updated the lines on the side of the car to make them more "electric". At first glance, these feel a bit cyberpunk and edgy, whilst bringing an evolution of last season’s car. In the new colour scheme, we have also added Chinese red, which stands out but is not obtrusive, and will also make our cars stand out from others in the race.
“In the ‘most visible’ position on the car, we have placed a "rabbit" logo representing "China Speed". It was the winning entry from a competition we launched a few months ago alongside NIO in China. The design by Funny Frank stood out amongst the many entries we received and hopefully this rabbit, which means "smart" and "lucky", will bring us good luck this season."
The team has used PVC-free vinyl for its wrap; currently the most environmentally-friendly film available. The NIO 333 001 in its new colours will make its first public appearance in Valencia at Formula E's pre-season test, 29 November-2 December.