About Formula E
Created in 2014, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s only all-electric single-seater series. It represents a vision for the future of the automotive industry, serving as the framework for research and development into electric vehicles, promoting sustainability and innovation.
Taking place near cultural and historical landmarks in some of the world’s most beautiful cities, such as London, Paris, Rome and New York, Formula E allows more accessibility to the public than other conventional series.
11 teams and 22 drivers make up the grid, including some of the biggest automotive brands, with the iconic Gen2 chassis and unique regulations guaranteeing exciting racing to attract new and younger fans. The series will be operating as an FIA World Championship in 2021 for the first time.
Formula E gives car manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their electric energy innovations in a racing environment, designing cars to the technical specification set out by the FIA. The series revolves around three principles: Energy, Environment and Entertainment, combining engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music and entertainment to drive towards an electric future.
Nissan became a partner and shareholder of e.dams at the start of the 2018/19 campaign, before fully taking over the team in April 2022. Together, the team won 2 races and finished on the podium more than ten times, with a best finish of second in the teams’ championship.
Formula E uses a unique single-day format to cause minimal disruption to the city it is racing in. Starting with 2 30-minute free practice sessions, the drivers are then split into 2 groups for the first part of Qualifying. The top 4 from each group then progress into a series of duels to battle for pole position.
The race lasts 45 minutes +1 lap, in which drivers must use the exclusive Attack Mode feature whereby an extra 30kW power boost is rewarded for driving through an off-line activation zone (the number of activations and length of the boost is determined by the FIA prior to each event). A change to the regulations for Season 8 means 45 seconds will be added to the race time for every minute spent under Full Course Yellow or behind the Safety Car, up to a maximum of 10 minutes.
5 drivers can also benefit from FanBoost, an extra burst of power voted for by the fans. A bonus point is available for the driver who sets the fastest lap.