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Formula E

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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 seventh Formula E season saw Nyck de Vries secure the drivers’ championship by seven points over Edoardo Mortara.

Mercedes scored their first constructors’ championship as well.

2020-21 season calendar

Date Round ePrix Circuit
Fri Feb 26 1 Diriyah ePrix Riyadh Street Circuit
Sat Feb 27 2
Sat Apr 10 3 Rome ePrix Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR
Sun Apr 11 4
Sat Apr 24 5 Valencia ePrix Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Sun Apr 25 6
Sat May 8 7 Monaco ePrix Circuit de Monaco
Sat Jun 19 8 Puebla ePrix Autodromo Miguel E. Abed
Sun Jun 20 9
Sat Jul 10 10 New York City ePrix Brooklyn Street Circuit
Sun Jul 11 11
Sat Jul 24 12 London ePrix ExCeL London
Sun Jul 25 13
Sat Aug 14 14 Berlin ePrix Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit
Sun Aug 15 15

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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