Pulling away from Pole, Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans led the way into the opening laps of the 2020 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix followed by Mahindra Racing’s Pascal Wehrlein who passed BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Max Guenther, now positioned in third.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans made it through a challenging Qualifying session to snatch the Julius Baer Pole Position for the first time in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Adventurer and filmmaker James Levelle – who traveled 7,000 miles from London to Santiago completely fossil-fuel free to attend the recent UN Climate Change conference – is to become an ambassador for the Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team and its Race Against Climate Change (RACC) program.
Following a vote of its members, the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has granted full world championship status to the FIA Formula E Championship from the start of the 2020/21 season.
A strong second place for Porsche works driver André Lotterer in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/2020 season-opener on Friday and valuable experience gathered in the second Diriyah E-Prix race was, overall, an encouraging debut for Porsche in the fully-electric race series. “We are up with the frontrunners; the pace is there. We can build on that,” explained Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development Porsche AG.
Sims climbs onto the top step of the podium for the first time in his second season with BMW Andretti Motorsport.
Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird claims the top spot on the podium, while TAG Heuer Porsche’s Andre Lotterer and Mercedes-Benz EQ’s Stoffel Vandoorne finish in second respectively third after a spectacular season opener in Saudi Arabia.
The 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season will get underway with a double header this weekend (22 and 23 November). Following a successful debut in season five, Diriyah will again host the first race of a new season of electric street racing. Located on the north-western outskirts of the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, the E-Prix will take place in close proximity to the At-Turaif district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Geox Dragon is a mainstay of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and have undertaken a complete overhaul of their driver line-up ahead of 2019/20 in an attempt to reverse their fading fortunes in the series. Brendon Hartley and Nico Muller are the new faces at the all-American outfit and the duo will be desperate to prove they have what it takes to challenge the very best, despite Dragon’s recent struggles.
After 125 years of motorsport history, Mercedes-Benz is about to write a new chapter in the upcoming season: at the opening round of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Saudi Arabia in late November, two all-electric race cars will be fielded by the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team for the first time.