Formula E Championship

  • Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team electric race car

    German tuner ABT Sportsline has reached an agreement with the organizers of the Formula E Championship that will see it become the seventh team and the only German outfit to enter the new electric car racing series. Its team will compete under the banner ‘Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team’ though automaker Audi won’t have any direct involvement. The Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team name is based on the name used by ABT Sportsline in the DTM touring car series, in which it is part of an Audi factory team. Team principal for the new Formula E team will be Hans-Jürgen Abt, who...

  • 2014 Super Aguri Formula E electric race car
    Super Aguri Returns As Formula E Team

    Yet another former Formula One name has been linked with the Formula E Championship, the world’s first sanctioned motorsport event for electric cars. That name is Super Aguri, which returns to the world of international motorsport as a Formula E team set to compete in the sport’s...

  • Alain Prost (second from the left) and the Spark-Renault SRT_01E
    F1 Legend Alain Prost Backs Formula E Team

    Four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost has joined forces with Jean-Paul Driot, founder of leading GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 team Dams (Driot Associés Motor Sport), to form a new team that will compete in the inaugural season of Formula E next year. The new team, to be called...

  • 2014 Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2014 Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E Electric Racer At Frankfurt

    The world’s first sanctioned electric car race is now just one year away and at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week we got our first look at the car that will be competing in it. We are, of course, talking about the Formula E Championship, whose inaugural season gets underway in September 2014...

  • 2014 Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car
    Formula E’s New Electric Race Car Is The Spark-Renault SRT_01E

    The new, all-electric race car that will compete in the first season of the Formula E Championship has been revealed today at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car’s official title is the Spark-Renault SRT_01E and it will be a common chassis used by all teams in this inaugural season of...

  • Formula E electric race car
    Fox Sports Acquires Broadcast Rights For Formula E

    Fox Sports has signed a multi-year deal with organizers of the Formula E Championship for broadcast rights of the new electric car racing series. The deal includes broadcast exclusivity across the Fox family of networks in the U.S., including the new Fox Sports 1 channel which launches on August...

  • Formula E electric race car

    Formula E electric car racing doesn’t get underway until September 2014 but the race cars that will be competing in the event’s inaugural season will be revealed this September, at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. All teams competing in Formula E’s inaugural season will use a common chassis being developed by Renault together with Spark Racing Technologies. The chassis will be called the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E and it will feature technology from a handful of different companies including many involved in Formula One. Renault, for instance is helping with the chassis...

  • Andretti Autosport joins Formula E Championship
    Andretti Autosport Becomes First American Team In Formula E

    Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by Michael Andretti, son of the legendary Mario Andretti, has announced its intention to compete in the inaugural season of the Formula E Championship commencing in 2014. Only three days ago we reported that the locations for the 10 planned races in...

  • Formula E electric race car
    Formula E Finalizes Calendar, Lures IndyCar Team

    The German capital Berlin has emerged as the tenth and final race location for the inaugural season of Formula E, the world’s first sanctioned racing format for electric cars. The first Formula E race will take place in September, 2014, with the season running through the winter and ending in...

  • Bluebird DC50 electric sports car
    EV Proponent Bluebird Announces New Sports Car And Formula E Racer

    British engineering outfit Bluebird, a name synonymous with setting land speed records, has announced plans to transfer its go-fast technology to the world of production cars. The last we heard, Bluebird was working on an electric car capable of reaching a top speed of 500 mph or more and in the...

  • Formula E Championship logo
    Williams Is Latest F1 Team To Get Involved With Formula E Championship

    Williams is the latest Formula One team to get involved with the new Formula E Championship, whose inaugural season commences next year. McLaren has already announced it will supply the electric motors for the Formula E race cars while Renault is helping to optimize their performance and electronic...

  • Renault joins Formula E Championship
    Renault Joins Formula E Championship

    Renault, engine supplier to the likes of Red Bull Racing and a former F1 champion itself, has signed up with the innovative Formula E Championship as an official technical partner. The French automaker joins the likes of McLaren, Drayson Racing and Spark Racing Technology as Formula E partners...

  • Formula E Championship stops by Los Angeles, California

    Like it or not, electric motorsport is coming. In fact, there’s already an FIA-sanctioned event for electric cars, the Formula E Championship, whose inaugural season starts next year. That inaugural season is to feature 10 races spread all over the globe. So far the cities of Miami, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Malaysia’s Putrajaya have been selected to host one of the zero-emission races, and we can now add Los Angeles to that list. The city’s mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, officially welcomed the Formula E Championship at a special event coinciding...

  • Formula E race car on the streets of Rome
    New Video Ponders Whether Formula E Is The Future Of Motorsports

    A new motorsport series sanctioned by the FIA and made up exclusively of electric race cars is coming in 2014. That series is the Formula E Championship, which so far has added Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Rome, Italy as two locations where its zero-emission, electric race cars will be competing...

  • Formulec EF01 electric race car
    McLaren To Supply Electric Motors For New Formula E Series

    McLaren is one of the dominant forces in racing, with its Formula One team second only to Ferrari in motorsport’s highest echelon when it comes to the total number of wins. What many readers may not know, however, is that McLaren is much more than just a race team. In fact, McLaren has...

  • Formulec EF01 electric race car
    FIA Licenses Commercial Rights To Formula E Series

    If you still think that electric automobile racing is the stuff of science fiction, think again: the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has granted the commercial rights to the Formula E series to Formula E Holdings. That means the proposed 2014 debut of the series is...

  • KleenSpeed EV-X11 electric race car prototype
    America’s KleenSpeed Submits EV-X11 For FIA Formula E Approval

    Motorsports’ main sanctioning body, the FIA (Federation Internationale De L'Automobile), is serious about launching a new Formula E category for zero-emission electric race cars and has even issued a call for “Expressions of Interest” in just such a series being developed. In...

  • FondTech E-11 electric race car prototype
    FondTech Reveals Electric Formula E Racing Car, The E-11

    We all like to think that our cars have been developed using technology bred on the race track. It adds a sense of kudos and the impression of thoroughbred engineering to even the most mundane of vehicles. Ironic then, that with the push towards electric vehicles as road transport, the world of...

  • Formulec EF01 electric race car

    Race pace on par with Formula 3, 1,722-pound cars (with driver) and 15-minute races? That's the basic idea behind the new FIA Formula E Championship, as revealed in the official "call for expressions of interest" document. The question is: will the format equate to a motivated, interested viewership? Or will the novelty of electric formula cars (Formulec EF01 pictured) have to carry the series' weight? Racing looks to be set to start in 2012, as the candidacy process for competing in the series will end in December, 2011. To help meet the unique realities of electric racing cars while...

Follow Us on Instagram @motorauthority