The Formula E Championship
Formula E is centered around three core values of Energy, Environment and Entertainment fusing engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music and entertainment – all combining to drive the change towards an electric future. The map provides the urban venues which hosted the Championship.
The power output of the race cars in Formula E is limited to 170 kW (race) and 200 kW (qualifying) by the regulations. An additional 30 kilowatts is allocated to the three most popular drivers as selected through on online voting platform called FanBoost.
The first season kicked off in September 2014 with a race through the streets of Beijing. The third season with an estimated 14 races at 12 events starts on the 9th of October 2016 in Hong Kong. The season will include new venues such as Marrakesh, Brussels, and Montreal. New York will host the finale of the third season in July 2017.
Key characteristics of the Championship is:
- Official FIA Championship
- Zero Emissions motorsport
- Fully electric race cars
- Ten teams & 20 drivers
- New & sustainable technology
- Urban Locations around the world
- Eco-friendly values
- Fan engagement with FanBoost
FORMULA-E IN THE NEWS
2017 Week 23 - Season 3 Race 7
Mahindra Racing took two podium positions in the 7th race of the third season of the Formula E series held in Berlin on Saturday the 10th of June. The Mahindra team stands a very good chance to end 2nd in the series with five races remaining as it lies only 17 points behind the second place Audi team. Multi-season winner, Renault had an unfortunate race, with its ace Sebastian Buemi being disqualified due to a tire pressure infringement. Mahindra has been very consistent over the season with some podium finishes but has never been able to clinch the top position. The 8th race will be held today and bodes to be an exciting spectacle.
2017 Week 19 - Electric MotoGP from 2019
MotoGP enthusiast with a preference for electric bikes can finally look forward to their own Formula E-type event. The MotoGP franchise this week made it official that a support class, consisting of five races would be held from 2019 onwards. The races would initially only be held in Europe, with four manufacturers supplying 18 bikes on the grid. Similar to the Formula E the racing bikes would all be the same and is expected to reach speeds of 124mph (200km/h), which is slightly slower than their combustion counterparts.
While on the topic, the Formula E, which is now in its third season will host a race in Monaco this weekend. The franchise will also host an event in Paris next week.
2017 Week 7 - Season 3 Race 3
The 3rd event in the current series of the Formula-E electric vehicle street racing calendar held Buenos Aires Argentina ended yet again with a victorious Renault.eDams team. The e.Dams driver, Swiss-born Sebastian Buemi clinched his 3rd win of the series. The Brasilian Lucas Di Grassi’s 2nd position kept Audi’s ABT Schaeffler standings in the overall second position. The Chinese teams of Next EV and Techeeta were the only teams climbing the rankings, now lying 4th and 5th respectively. Newcomer Panasonic Jaguar has yet to score a single point in the 3rd season, with its drivers Evans and Carrol ending 18th and 19th.
2016 Week 40 - Season 3 Race 1
1. The Formula E Season 3 kicked off in Hong Kong today with a lucky win for 2-time team champions, Renault e.dams. The winners of the previous two seasons qualified in 6th position, but after a crash by DS Virgin’s Jose Maria Lopez forced race leader Nelson Piquet into evasive action providing Renault’s Sebastien Buemi an opportunity. The next event is in 33 days in Marrakesh, Morocco.
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