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Formula E

Formula E (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Formula E, officially the FIA Formula E Championship, is a class of auto racing sanctioned by the FIA, and is the highest class of competitions for one make, single-seater, electrically powered racing cars. The series was conceived in 2012, and the inaugural championship started in Beijing in September 2014.

There are ten teams, 20 drivers and 40 cars (Each team includes two drivers and four cars)

Racing circuits are located in cities and are approximately 2-3.4 kilometres long. The generators used to re-charge the batteries are powered by Glycerine, a by-product of biodiesel production.

The sixth Formula E season was scheduled to run from November 22 until July 26, but was postponed after the Marrakesh ePrix in late February and resumed with six consecutive races in Germany from August 5.

2019-20 season calendar

Round Date Location Circuit
1 Fri Nov 22 Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Riyadh Street Circuit
2 Sat Nov 23 Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Riyadh Street Circuit
3 Sat Jan 18 Santiago, Chile Parque O’Higgins Circuit
4 Sat Feb 15 Mexico City, Mexico Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
5 Sat Feb 29 Marrakesh, Morocco Circuit International Autombile Moulay El Hassan
6 Wed Aug 5 Berlin, Germany Temphelhof Airport Street Circuit
7 Thu Aug 6 Berlin, Germany Temphelhof Airport Street Circuit
8 Sat Aug 8 Berlin, Germany Temphelhof Airport Street Circuit
9 Sun Aug 9 Berlin, Germany Temphelhof Airport Street Circuit
10 Wed Aug 12 Berlin, Germany Temphelhof Airport Street Circuit
11 Thu Aug 13 Berlin, Germany Temphelhof Airport Street Circuit

Full list of Formula E Champions

Season Driver Nation Team
2014-15 Nelson Piquet Jr. Brazil NEXTEV Team China Racing
2015-16 Sebastien Buemi Switzerland Renault e.dams
2016-17 Lucas di Grassi Brazil ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
2017-18 Jean-Eric Vergne France ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
2018-19 Jean-Eric Vergne France Techeetah
2019-20 Antonio Felix da Costa Portugal Techeetah

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