Formula E Championship

  • 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E at the 2018/2019 Formula E Monaco ePrix

    Aston Martin used the past weekend's 2018/2019 Formula E Monaco ePrix to demonstrate the performance of its Rapide E electric sport sedan. Unveiled only last month at Auto Shanghai 2019, the Rapide E is an electric version of Aston Martin's Rapide, with the svelte sedan's V-12 and associated components swapped out for a battery-electric powertrain delivering a combined 601 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. Aston Martin's factory racing driver and 3-time Le Mans winner, Darren Turner, hopped behind the wheel of the Rapide E on Saturday and took to the Monaco street circuit where the...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 concept
    Mercedes gears up for Formula E with Silver Arrow 01 race car concept

    It's been almost two years since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has previewed its contender for the electric car series with a concept. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is the Mercedes-Benz EQ...

  • António Félix da Costa wins first Formula E race for BMW
    BMW clinches perfect start in debut Formula E race

    BMW made its debut as one of many manufacturers in the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E championship on Saturday, and it went very well. The German marque took the pole position and first place in its first race in the motorsport at the Ad Diriyah Championship in Saudi Arabia. Driver António...

  • Formula E Attack Mode
    Formula E race cars to get "Attack Mode"

    The Formula E series will spice things up with a new "Attack Mode" fitted to race cars for the 2018/2019 season. Think of the new mode as a combination of a Joker Lap and a push-to-pass system. The former installs an alternative route the driver must take on a particular circuit, while the latter...

  • 2018/2019 Audi e-tron FE05 Formula E race car
    Audi e-tron FE05 electric racer revealed for 2018/2019 Formula E season

    Audi on Thursday revealed its new race car developed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car series whose first race is scheduled for December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The car is the Audi e-tron FE05, which will be fielded by the Audi Sport Abt...

  • Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix
    Jaguar reveals calendar for I-Pace eTrophy's inaugural season

    Jaguar is breaking new ground with one of the world’s first race series for production electric cars. It's called the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, and the inaugural season coincides with the 2018/2019 season of the Formula E Championship, with the two series set to share the same street circuits...

  • Nissan Formula E Livery

    Nissan will enter the Formula E Championship when the 2018/2019 season kicks off in December. It will be the fifth for the electric car series. Nissan isn't going it alone however as the automaker will partner up with successful team e.dams, which in previous seasons was partnered with Nissan's alliance partner Renault. Renault is exiting Formula E to focus its efforts on Formula 1, leaving Nissan to take up the electric car reins. Ahead of the start of the 2018/2019 Formula E season, Nissan on Wednesday announced that it will buy a stake in e.dams. As part of the deal, Nissan will also have...

  • Formula E Gen2 race car
    Formula E creating off-road Extreme E series

    Formula E has its sights set on tackling extreme terrain. The all-electric racing series is developing an off-road spec series with the goal of racing in challenging environments all over the globe. It will be called Extreme E, and it could be ready to (silently) rock by 2020. According to...

  • Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler at the 2017/2018 Formula E New York ePrix
    First-generation Formula E race cars up for sale

    The first-generation Formula E racers have officially been retired after four seasons, but a second life awaits them in private hands. Formula E is now offering the electric race cars for sale after each team returned the racers following the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season. Bloomberg reported...

  • DS and Techeetah partner in Formula E Championship
    DS ditches Virgin for Techeetah in Formula E

    DS, the luxury brand of French auto giant PSA Group, announced Monday that it will partner with top Formula E team Techeetah for the 2018/2019 season of the electric car racing series. Techeetah was originally Team Aguri but had its name changed after the team was sold to Chinese investment firm...

  • Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne at the 2017/2018 Formula E New York ePrix
    Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne claims 2017/2018 Formula E drivers' title, Audi claims teams' title

    The 2017/2018 Formula E Championship, the fourth season of the electric car racing series, wrapped up this past weekend with the running of the dual-race New York ePrix. Jean-Éric Vergne, driving for Techeetah, took victory in the Drivers' Championship in the first race held Saturday. He...

  • Formula E video game ghost racing
    Now you can ghost race Formula E drivers in real time

    Things have certainly changed since Nintendo, Sony, and Sega home video game consoles reigned supreme. Formula E announced on Friday that fans will be able to ghost race actual race drivers as the motorsport unfolds in real time. The ABB Formula E series and Virtually Live have partnered to create...

  • Nico Rosberg drives the Formula E Gen2 race car

    Nico Rosberg may be done with the world of Formula 1, but that doesn't mean the former world champion can stay away from a race car. Rosberg has recently become acquainted with the world of Formula E. With a brand new generation of electric racing machine on its hands, the series invited the 32-year-old to sample the latest whirring wizardry during the Berlin round of the 2017/2018 Formula E season held earlier this month. The car is called the Gen2. It's the second-generation machine for the Formula E racing series, and it packs serious upgrades over the prior race cars. The biggest upgrade...

  • Mercedes-EQ logo
    Mercedes to race under EQ electric sub-brand in Formula E

    It's been almost a year since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has revealed the first details on its entry. The automaker will race under the auspices of its EQ sub-brand for electric cars, with the team branded Mercedes-EQ Formula E. Mercedes...

  • Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix
    Jaguar I-Pace race car makes driving, not racing, debut at 2018 Formula E Berlin e-Prix

    Jaguar is betting big on electric cars. That's clearly evident with the new battery-powered I-Pace crossover SUV and the fact that the British automaker has been racing in the Formula E Championship since the 2016/2017 season. Jaguar is also creating a support series for Formula E. Called the...

  • Felipe Massa Formula E announcement on May 15, 2018
    Felipe Massa to drive for Venturi in Formula E

    He only stepped down from Formula 1 last November but Brazilian racing driver Felipe Massa is already ready to jump back behind the wheel, only this time in the Formula E Championship. Massa confirmed Tuesday he will drive for Venturi starting from the 2018/2019 season, the electric car racing...

  • 2018/2019 BMW iFE.18 Formula E race car
    BMW completes initial shakedown for Formula E racer

    BMW has completed an initial shakedown test for its new race car designed for the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship, the fifth season of the electric car racing series. The test of the new car, called the iFE.18, took place on Tuesday at the BMW Group's test track in Maisach, Germany, not far from...

  • Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept
    Audi's PlayStation concept to be turned into reality

    It's been more than four years since the first Vision Gran Turismo concept was rolled out but there's still no end in sight. The cars are the result of a challenge put out by the makers of the “Gran Turismo” video game to see which design team could come up with the best-looking grand...

  • Nissan Formula E Livery

    The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance races in both Formula 1 and Formula E. Currently, Renault is represented in both series, but Nissan is replacing corporate partner Renault Formula E for the 2018/2019 season. A Nissan prepares to enter the world of all-electric open-wheel racing, it introduced an official livery on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva motor show. Penned by Nissan's Global Design team in Japan, it's not a surprising look from the company The car wears a paint scheme that bears a loose resemblance to the company's Nismo performance brand—its logo is on both sidepods—with...

  • Ford Blue Oval Logo
    Ford mulling Formula E entry as early as next season

    Soon, another brand could find its way to the Formula E grid: Ford. The automaker is reportedly very interested in participating in the electric-car motorsport, and it could show up as early as next season. If Ford does join Formula E, it would become the first American automaker to do so...

  • Formula E Gen2 race car
    Gen2 Formula E racer revealed, debuts in 2018/2019 season

    The Formula E Championship has managed to transform from a minor spectacle to a vital race series backed by major automakers in the space of a few short years. It's hard to believe that we're only at the start of season four of the FIA-sanctioned electric car racing series, but despite this short...

  • 2018/2019 Mahindra Racing M5Electro Formula E race car in Pininfarina's wind tunnel
    Pininfarina enters Formula E as sponsor of Mahindra Racing

    Pininfarina on Tuesday announced it is entering the Formula E Championship as a sponsor of Mahindra Racing. In a statement, the Italian design house said its decades of experience crafting cars will help Mahindra Racing in developing its Formula E race cars, starting with the M5Electro being...

  • Upgraded 2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 race car
    Nissan thinks its failed LMP1 program will help strengthen its Formula E campaign

    Nissan is set to return to top-level motorsports as it prepares to replace Renault as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's brand of choice in Formula E. It will be the first time Nissan takes center stage since its embarrassing LMP1 program in 2015, when the brand developed an underperforming...

  • 2017/2018 Audi e-tron FE04 Formula E racecar
    Audi and Porsche: Formula E pair may have tenuous bond

    Audi has been a part of Formula E since the inaugural 2014-2015 season, and now fields its own team. Soon Porsche will enter the field and the two brands will effectively compete against one another in the 2019-2020 season. Rather than outright rival one another, both brands will hold discussions...

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