Charged up for ePrix battle
Jaguar eyes Formula E to mark its return to motorsport after an absence of over a decade
TEN teams will race in the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship, which starts on the streets of Hong Kong’s central business district on October 9 and finishes in New York in July next year.
Two teams are new to the world’s first fully electric singleseater series — Jaguar and Faraday Future.
A third new name in the lineup, Chinese Techeetah, is a name change after the China Media Capital (CMC) took over Team Aguri’s entry. CMC is a public equity and venture capital firm based in Shanghai.
Jaguar chose Formula E to mark its return to motorsport after an absence of over a decade,
Faraday Future is an advanced mobility company with headquarters in Silicon Valley and Southern California.
Faraday Future announced a long-term alliance with the American auto racing team Dragon Racing, becoming the core technical partner and title sponsor of the team. The partnership will develop and test electric car technology to improve overall drivetrain performance to use in Faraday Future’s production vehicle from next year.
The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship calendar features 14 races, to be staged in 12 of the world’s leading cities, with double-headers in Montreal and New York.
In addition to the ePrix, there will be a special event, the FIA Electric Mobility Forum, which will take place in Las Vegas next year on January 7, co-inciding with the start of the Dakar.
The 10 teams entered are:
– ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport – Andretti Formula E – Faraday Future Dragon Racing – DS Virgin Racing – Jaguar Racing – Mahindra Racing – NextEV NIO – Renault e.Dams – Techeetah – Venturi Formula E.
The explosive start to the Formula E Championship in Malaysia last year.