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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 sixth Formula E season runs from November 22 until July 26. There will be 14 rounds in the 2019-20 season, finishing off with back-to-back race days in London.

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 Sat Mar 21 Sanya, China Haitang Bay Circuit
7 Sat Apr 4 Rome, Italy Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR
8 Sat Apr 18 Paris, France Paris Street Circuit
9 Sun May 3 Seoul, South Korea Seoul Street Circuit
10 Sat Jun 6 Jakarta, Indonesia National Monument Street Circuit
11 Sun Jun 21 Berlin, Germany Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit
12 Sat Jul 11 New York City, USA Brooklyn Street Circuit
13 Sat Jul 25 London, UK ExCeL London
14 Sun Jul 26 London, UK ExCeL London

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 Techeetah
2018-19 Jean-Eric Vergne France Techeetah

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