The initial idea to develop a motor racing championship for a single-seater, electric powered car, was first proposed by Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag and FIA President Jean Todt. They wanted to show the huge potential of electricity, as a means of sustainable mobility and produce a series which could contribute to a cleaner environment.
Three years later, the first organised Formula E race took place in Beijing’s Olympic Park in 2014 and saw the Brazilian racing driver Lucas Tucci di Grassi, complete the 26 laps and race to victory in the newly named ePrix. The race was a massive success and the 10 teams went on to race in 9 more cities including: Putrajaya, Punta del Este, Buenos Aires, Long Beach, Miami, Monte Carlo, Berlin, Moscow and finally London; where the championship reached its thrilling conclusion.
Since then, Formula E has gone from strength to strength and is the fastest growing motorsport; attracting renowned global manufacturers like Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Porsche. Formula E has now expanded to include 11 teams with 22 world-class drivers and is gearing up to be the future of motor racing.
The Gen2 car is the new star of Formula E, recently making its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Its innovative design has several features which have been developed to not only improve performance, but to also act as a framework for better technology in everyday electric cars.