Tommaso Volpe, currently director of Global Motorsports and performance projects at the INFINITI Motor Company has been appointed Nissan Global Motorsports Director effective as of the 01st of April 2020.
Volpe will oversee Nissan’s Formula E, Super GT, Prototype and global GT3 racing activities. He succeeds Michael Carcamo who has led Nissan’s motorsports program since 2015, including the Formula E debut in 2018.
Volpe brings a wealth of motorsports experience to the Nissan brand having led the INFINITI Motorsports department since 2014. In this period Volpe strengthened the role of INFINITI in Formula One, changing it from a sponsor to a technical partner for the Renault F1 Team – including co-development of the Energy Recovery System, the INFINITI Engineering Academy & the Project Black S. In addition to his Nissan responsibilities, Volpe will also retain responsibility for INFINITI’s Global Motorsports programs, including PR & marketing activation in connection with the technical partnership. Volpe said :
“The Formula E team has had many great achievements thanks to the hard work of Michael Carcamo and the team. Nissan & NISMO will continue to compete this year with Formula E & the new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 as the two main pillars of our works & customer racing programs. Of course INFINITI will again pursue its global activation program”.
Pierre Loing, Nissan’s Division General Manager of Global Product Marketing & Motorsports, said:
“Michael has been instrumental in developing the Formula E program for Nissan & we thank him for his drive & dedication, as well as helping promote Nissan’s leadership in electric vehicles. Tommaso brings a wealth of motorsports & marketing experience to this role”.
During his tenure as head of motorsports, Carcamo strengthened Nissan’s partnership with e.dams by leading Nissan’s purchase of a stake in the championship-winning racing organization. He also brought on Shell as a key partner & sponsor of the Formula E program. Carcamo said :
“I’m proud to have brought Nissan’s electric mobility vision to life by working with the Nissan e.dams racing team to achieve six pole positions, six podiums, best qualifying team & rookie of the year. We also took Nissan’s first Formula E win at the NYC E-Prix & Sebastien Buemi took second place in the overall championship. The journey from concept to racing has been four years of solid effort & reward. I want to thank everyone on the team”.
Carcamo will be moving to Japan where he will be promoted to Program Director leading the future development of Nissan’s sports cars, applying information gained through motorsports & Formula E programs to those vehicles.