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Formula E racing is the newest form of motorsports, highlighting the energy efficiency of electric transportation. The 2017/18 Formula E Grand Prix, or the E-Prix, held in ten different countries around the globe, culminated in a doubleheader race through Manhattan in July. And for the first time ever, race sponsor rel="noopener noreferrer" Modis presented its Formula E Engineer of the Year Award to Leo Thomas, technical director of the Techeetah Formula E Team.
As a child, Thomas had the opportunity to attend some races, so when the time came to decide what to do for a career, he chose to study automotive engineering at the ISAT (Institut Supérieur de l’Automobile et des Transports) in France.
“During the first year of school, I did a month-long training period on a race team, which was doing GT1 racing at the time,” he said. “I did another training period the second year, and from the third year I started to do a proper racing season.”
After completing his five years of training, Peugeot hired Thomas as a data analyst in its LMP1 program.
“Unfortunately in 2012, that program came to an end, and I had several options,” Thomas said. “Along with some friends, I decided to start my own motorsport simulation business, with a simulator based in Monaco, and in parallel, I worked as an engineer helping to set up the Sebastian Loeb racing team.”
Thomas worked his way up to head of the technical team, managing all aspects of the organization, and that’s where he first became involved in Formula E racing, which launched its first race in 2014.