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Formula E

How will Formula E be received in Australia? (Photo: Formula E)

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 on 13th of 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 fifth Formula E season will begin on December 15 in Saudi Arabia. There will be 13 rounds in the 2018-19 season, finishing off with back-to-back race days in New York City on July 13-14.

2018-19 season calendar

Round Date Location Circuit
1 Sat Dec 15 Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Ad Diriyah Street Circuit
2 Sat Jan 12 Marrakesh, Morocco Circuit International Autombile Moulay El Hassan
3 Sat Jan 26 TBA TBA
4 Sat Feb 16 Mexico City, Mexico Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
5 Sun Mar 10 Hong Kong Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit
6 Sat Mar 23 Sanya, China Sanya Street Circuit
7 Sat Apr 13 Rome, Italy Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR
8 Sat Apr 27 Paris, France Circuit des Invalides
9 Sat May 11 Monte Carlo, Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte-Carlo
10 Sat May 25 Berlin, Germany Temphelhof Airport Street Circuit
11 Sun Jun 9 Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Street Circuit
12 Sat Jul 13 New York City, USA Brooklyn Street Circuit
13 Sun Jul 14 New York City, USA Brooklyn 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 Techeetah
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