Several Formula E drivers in action at FIA WEC opener

May 2, 2018

Several Formula E drivers in action at FIA WEC opener

May 2, 2018

The nature of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship schedule allows for several of its drivers to race in other series.

Nearly half the Formula E field will be in action this weekend at the FIA World Endurance Championship “Super Season” kickoff at Spa-Francorchamps.

Here’s a look at those who are moving from the electric open-wheel championship into sports car racing this weekend for their second program of the calendar year.

Of those listed below, all except Vergne will race on Michelin tires in the FIA WEC curtain-raiser.

  • Andre Lotterer, Techeetah FE (No. 18), Rebellion Racing WEC (No. 1 LMP1)
  • Oliver Turvey, NIO FE (No. 16), CEFC TRS Manor Racing WEC (No. 6 LMP1)
  • Jose Maria Lopez, Dragon FE (No. 6), Toyota Gazoo Racing WEC (No. 7 LMP1)
  • Sebastien Buemi, Renault e.dams FE (No. 9), Toyota Gazoo Racing WEC (No. 8 LMP1)
  • Jean-Eric Vergne, Techeetah FE (No. 25), G-Drive Racing (by TDS) WEC (No. 26 LMP2)
  • Sam Bird, DS Virgin FE (No. 2), AF Corse Ferrari WEC (No. 71 GTE-Pro)
  • Tom Blomqvist, MS&AD Andretti FE (No. 27), BMW Team MTEK WEC (No. 82 GTE-Pro)
  • Antonio Felix da Costa, MS&AD Andretti FE (No. 28), BMW Team MTEK WEC (No. 82 GTE-Pro)

Neel Jani and Kamui Kobayashi also competed in the opening Formula E weekend of the season in Hong Kong, before Lopez and Blomqvist, respectively, took over those seats in the second weekend of the year in Marrakesh.

Jani is one of Lotterer’s teammates in the No. 1 Rebellion car, while Kobayashi is one of Lopez’s teammates in the No. 7 Toyota.

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