From the end of season 4, the French team will no longer be represented at Formula E, as the company says it plans to focus more on Formula 1.
Formula E News Double disappointment for Audi in Chile. The Formula E electric racing series on kicking off its Latin America tour celebrated a spectacular premiere which ended, however, in double disappointment for Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi both retired from the race.
FIA Formula E Championship Rounds 12 and 13, New York. Panasonic Jaguar Racing enjoyedmixed fortunes during the last two races of the FIA Formula E Championship, in New York, over 13-14 July.
The fifth season of ABB FIA Formula E got off to an electric start in Saudi Arabia with a doublepoints finish for Panasonic Jaguar Racing. The race saw the debut of the new Generation 2 Jaguar I-TYPE 3, a faster all-electric racecar with greater efficiency and range.
Mitch Evans secured Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s debut pole position during the inaugural Zurich E-Prix. After setting the fastest time in qualifying, the young Kiwi driver kept his cool during the Superpole shootout to secure the Julius Baer Pole Position trophy and three valuable points. Said Mitch after the race, “This has given the team a real lift, and shows how far we have come.”
Formula E will officially become an FIA World Championship from the start of its 2020-21 season, which means Jaguar will compete in a world series for the first time since the 1991 World Sportscar Championship (which it won).
During its UK debut run, the Jaguar I-Type 2 Formula E racecar set a new electric car course record of 30.46 seconds at the world-famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, in Worcestershire, breaking the previous record by 6.84 seconds. The record attempt on Sunday, 12 August, sawNew Zealander Mitch Evans pilot one of the most advanced electric vehicles on the world’s oldest motorsport venue to still use its original course.
New formula E calendar. Formula E and the FIA have revealed the calendar for the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, as well as details on the new race format, split power modes and next generation car in season five.
Marking an historic moment, New York was the setting for the double-bill finalé of the FIA Formula E 2017-2018 championship. The racing was exciting, with cars dropping like flies for a variety of reasons, not least of which the heat during the penultimate race with searing temperatures of 35ºC (in the shade).
Pure-electric Porsche bags Formula E podium. Porsche’s 99X Electric comes second in its very first race.
Porsche Junior Thomas Preining and female driver Simona de Silvestro announced as test and development drivers
Former Porsche World Endurance Championship (WEC) driver and Le Mans winner, Neil Jani, is the first driver signing for Porsche’s 2019/2020 entry into Formula E. Jani has been a Porsche works driver since 2013, in 2016 the Swiss driver won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche’s 919 Hybrid and became FIA WEC champion that same year. Porsche will make its debut in the fully electric Formula E single seater series at the end of 2019 – the sport’s sixth season. Importantly Jani already has experience of racing in Formula E, he made his debut‑in its‑fourth season‑with‑Dragon Racing, competing alongside former Formula One driver‑Jérôme d’Ambrosio for two races.
2nd place for André Lotterer in Riyadh
Porsche got its Formula E project off to a rolling start as Neel Jani successfully completed a number of laps at Weissach...