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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 seventh Formula E season is underway, but only eight rounds have been confirmed.

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
Sat Apr 24 4 Valencia ePrix Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Sat May 8 5 Monaco ePrix Circuit de Monaco
Sat May 22 6 Marrakesh ePrix Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan
Sat Jun 5 7 Santiago ePrix Parque O’Higgins Circuit
Sun Jun 6 8

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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