Formula E Season 2018-19

The 2018–19 FIA Formula E season is the fifth season of the FIA Formula E championship, a motor racing championship for electrically-powered vehiclesrecognised by motorsport’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for electric open-wheel racing cars.

The 2018–19 season saw the introduction of the all-new Gen2, second generation Formula E car, which boasts significant technological advances over the previous Spark-Renault SRT_01E chassis – with its power output rising from 200 kW to 250 kW and top speeds rising to around 280 km/h (174 mph). The arrival of the Gen2 car also sees an end to the series’ mid-race car-swaps.[1]

Frenchman Jean-Éric Vergne enters as the defending Drivers’ Champion after securing his first title at the New York City ePrix,[2] while Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler return as defending Teams’ Champions – having beaten Vergne’s Techeetah team by a narrow two point margin.[3]

The 2019 Hong Kong ePrix was the 50th race of Formula E since its inception in 2014. Formula E has raced in 21 cities across five continents and has seen 13 global manufactures compete in the series. Four drivers have started every Formula E race; they are Lucas di GrassiSam BirdDaniel Abt and Jérôme d’Ambrosio.[4]

The 2018–19 season is the first to have an official support category since Greenpower ran the Schools Series during Formula E’s debut 2014-15 season.[5] The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will feature at 10 of the 13 Rounds of this year’s calendar.[6]

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