Racing is both the catalyst and platform for cutting-edge innovation in the automobile space. In its early days, racing provided an exciting testing ground for the industry’s newest prototypes. Today, that same pioneering spirit lives on, forging new paths in sustainability, precision and efficiency. Through its collaborations with Jaguar Racing on the Formula E circuit and NASCAR’s Richard Childress Racing, Dow is using the power of materials science to advance the mobility industry.
Jaguar Racing made history this season with a second-place team finish in the 2020/2021 Formula E World Championship – the highest place they’ve achieved so far – all while pushing the boundaries of sustainable mobility. And we played our part, using materials science to elevate the performance of the racecar.
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is a groundbreaking single-seater motorsport competition that uses only electric cars. Alongside our partners at Jaguar Racing, we are accelerating material development in real time through our MobilityScience™ platform, introducing a wide range of polyolefin, polyurethane, acrylic, specialty chemical and silicone technologies that advance safety, comfort, range and low carbon solutions for automobiles on the track and off.
Our partnership with the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet team goes far beyond the racetrack. We collaborate with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to bring science and innovation to the mobility industry using the most extreme testing lab available: the racetrack. Together, our scientists at the Materials Engineering Center and RCR engineers develop automotive technologies that make the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet faster, more tuned and precise.
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You have to have everything right if you want to win in this sport. And that’s where we come in. Hear first-hand from Austin Dillon and the team at RCR how our deep understanding of materials science is providing the edge needed to cross the finish line faster, stronger, and first.