Alberto Blanco named Modis Engineer of the Year

Posted 17 July 2019

Alberto Blanco was presented with the Modis Engineer of the Year Award at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s End of season Gala awards ceremony in New York.

Any great racing driver will tell you that their achievements are only possible thanks to the army of engineers, data analysts, mechanics and team managers behind the scenes, who keep everything running smoothly.

The Modis Engineer of the Year Award celebrates these unsung heroes, recognising the most outstanding engineer from this year’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship. It is an official Formula E award recognising the importance of behind-the-scenes excellence in the innovative world of all-electric racing.

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The panel of judges selected Blanco for his outstanding contribution to the sport and his team, with a special focus on innovation. Blanco first joined the world of Formula E as a fan. Working as a reporter covering the sport, he then went on to follow his passion and become an engineer in all-electric racing. As a part of the Mahindra Racing outfit, Blanco serves as a race strategy engineer, where he has developed his own software to help his team use energy in a smarter, more efficient way.

The judging panel comprised of Formula E Founder & CEO Alejandro Agag, SPARK Racing Technology Commercial and Development Director Pierre-Alain Michot, Discovery Inc Senior Vice President of Content Dave Schafer, Michelin Formula E Program Manager Serge Grisin and Modis North America President Ger Doyle.

The Modis Engineer of the Year Award celebrates these unsung heroes, recognising the most outstanding engineer from this year’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship. It is an official Formula E award recognising the importance of behind-the-scenes excellence in the innovative world of all-electric racing.

“Engineers are at the forefront of innovation in e-mobility," said Doyle.

"We congratulate Alberto for earning the coveted Engineer of the Year title and want to recognise all of this year’s nominees for their impressive achievements and contributions to electric racing.”

The six other nominees were noted and commended for their passion, drive towards innovation and performance over the season:

  • Andre Costa, BMW i Andretti Motorsport, Systems Engineer
  • Dan Moeller, Geox Dragon, Systems & Performance Engineer
  • Fabien Chenin, HWA Racelab, Performance Engineer
  • Jeremy Colancon, Venturi Formula E team, F. Masa Race Engineer
  • Stephen Lane, Envision Virgin Racing, Sr Race Engineer
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