Formula E , season 2017-18
The 2017–18 Formula E season (known for commercial reasons as the 2017–18 ABB FIA Formula E season)is the fourth season of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Formula E motor racing. It features the 2017–18 ABB 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 drivers representing ten teams will contest twelve ePrix, which started in Hong Kong on 2 December 2017 and will end on 15 July 2018 in New York City as they compete for the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships.
Lucas di Grassi is the defending Drivers’ Champion after securing his first title at the 2017 Montreal ePrix. Renault e.Dams began the season as the defending Teams’ Champion, having clinched its third consecutive accolade at the same event.
After seven rounds, Jean-Éric Vergne leads the Drivers’ Championship with 119 points, with Sam Bird in second with 101 points, and Felix Rosenqvist in third with 82 points. Techeetah currently lead the Teams’ Championship, ahead of DS Virgin Racing and Mahindra Racing.