Formula E Season 2016-17
The 2016–17 Formula E season was the third season of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Formula E motor racing. It featured the 2016–17 FIA Formula E Championship, a motor racing championship for open-wheel electric racing cars, recognised by FIA, the sport’s governing body, as the highest class of competition for electrically powered vehicles. Twenty-five drivers representing ten teams contested twelve ePrix, starting in Hong Kong on 8 October 2016 and ending in Montreal on 30 July 2017 as they competed for the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships.
ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi secured his first Drivers’ Championship in the season-closing race in Montreal. The runner-up was defending champion Buemi, 24 points behind, after missing the New York City races because of a World Endurance Championship commitment at the Nürburgring, and Mahindra driver Felix Rosenqvist third, another 30 points adrift, in his first Formula E season. Although neither of their drivers won the title, Renault e.Dams clinched their third consecutive Teams’ Championship, ahead of ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport and Mahindra.