FIA confirms 11 Formula E marques for sixth season

April 10, 2018

FIA confirms 11 Formula E marques for sixth season

April 10, 2018

The FIA has confirmed the 11 marques that will compete in the 2019-2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season, its sixth of competition.

Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have formally been confirmed to enter in 2019, season six. They’ll follow BMW and Nissan, which enter in season five. BMW has had a longstanding presence in Formula E, both with the series itself and the MS&AD Andretti team. Nissan will take over the Renault e.dams entry starting in season five.

Formula E’s next generation car, dubbed Gen2, will debut next season. It will feature significant battery improvements and reduce the need for in-race car swaps at pit stops.

The Gen2 car also features the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport all-weather tyre, which is specifically designed for the unique demands of electric street racing. Not only is the tire lighter than its predecessors, but it also boasts significantly lower rolling resistance and a new graphic design.

The championship has steadily increased its manufacturer presence over the last couple seasons, and will hit its highest point for season six.

Those included are:

  • Audi Sport
  • BMW AG
  • DS Automobiles
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mahindra Racing
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • NextEV NIO
  • Penske Autosport
  • Porsche AG
  • Nissan
  • Venturi Automobiles

“I’m delighted to see both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche alongside some of the existing names on the official list of homologated manufacturers for season six.” said Alejandro Agag, Formula E Founder and CEO.

“We continue to exceed all of the initial expectations set out when we started this journey just four years ago. If you had said to me then that we would be in double figures in terms of recognizable names in the world of motor sport, biggest road car manufacturers and automotive brands – I would have said you were crazy.

“But this is the reality now. Combine this with the ever-growing list of partners joining the electric racing revolution and it’s clear that the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is a very exciting place to be in motor sport.”

 

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