With the start of a new season of the ABB FIA Formula E championship less than a month away motorsport’s governing body, the FIA has confirmed the full-season entry list ahead of the season opener in Saudia Arabia on December 15.
This year’s expanded 11-team entry list will see 22 of the world’s top driving talents take to the grid, with the first round kicking off with the 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix – click here to purchase tickets.
All four former champions return to test their mettle in the new FIA Formula E Gen2 car, with Jean-Eric Vergne hoping to become the first back-to-back champion in the history of the series with DS Techeetah.
Six fresh faces will be facing their first Formula E race in less than a month, with Stoffel Vandoorne and Gary Paffett representing newcomers HWA Racelab, Max Guenther lining up for Geox Dragon, Felipe Massa for the Venturi Formula E Team, Alexander Albon for Nissan e.dams and Alexander Sims for BMW i Andretti Motorsport.
Several other top talents are returning to the championship for the upcoming campaign having raced in Formula E before but not contested the full fourth season – these include Robin Frijns for Envision Virgin Racing, Tom Dillmann for the NIO Formula E Team. Felix Rosenqvist returns to the Championship, taking the place of new Mahindra rookie driver Pascal Wehrlein for the first round of the season. See below for the full entry list.
|RACE #||TEAM NAME||TYPE||DRIVER|
|2||Envision Virgin Racing||Audi e-tron FE05||Sam Bird (GBR)|
|3||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||Jaguar I-Type III||Nelson Piquet (BRA)|
|4||Envision Virgin Racing||Audi e-tron FE05||Robin Frijns (NLD)|
|5||HWA RACELAB||Venturi VFE05||Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL)|
|6||GEOX DRAGON||Penske EV-3||Max Gunther (DEU)|
|7||GEOX DRAGON||Penske EV-3||Jose Maria Lopez (ARG)|
|8||NIO Formula E Team||NIO Sport 004||Tom Dillmann (FRA)|
|11||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team||Audi e-tron FE05||Lucas Di Grassi (BRA)|
|16||NIO Formula E Team||NIO Sport 004||Oliver Turvey (GBR)|
|17||HWA RACELAB||Venturi VFE05||Gary Paffett (GBR)|
|19||Venturi Formula E Team||Venturi VFE05||Felipe Massa (BRA)|
|20||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||Jaguar I-Type III||Mitch Evans (NZL)|
|22||Nissan e.dams||Nissan IM01||Alex Albon (THA)|
|23||Nissan e.dams||Nissan IM01||Sebastien Buemi (CHE)|
|25||DS TECHEETAH||DS E-TENSE FE19||Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA)|
|27||BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT||BMW iFE.18||Alexander Sims (GBR)|
|28||BMW i ANDRETTI MOTORSPORT||BMW iFE.18||Antonio Felix Da Costa (PRT)|
|36||DS TECHEETAH||DS E-TENSE FE19||Andre Lotterer (DEU)|
|48||Venturi Formula E Team||Venturi VFE05||Edoardo Mortara (CHE)|
|64||MAHINDRA RACING||Mahindra M5Electro||Jerome d’Ambrosio (BEL)|
|66||Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team||Audi e-tron FE05||Daniel Abt (DEU)|
|94||MAHINDRA RACING||Mahindra M5Electro||Felix Rosenqvist (SWE)|
With a new car, new racing format and plenty of fresh faces, the fifth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is set to be the most exciting and unpredictable to date. Buckle up, we’re just getting started.