Porsche Formula E 2019
In 2017 Porsche started to prepare for the Formula E 2019/2020 racing season.
Formula E is the world’s first purely electric racing series and was launched on the 2014/15 season. The FIA, which is also responsible for Formula 1, has organised the series to make a statement in favour of electromobility and to get more young people excited about motorsport. Unlike most other series, the season begins in the autumn and ends in summer. The race venues are specially designed street courses in the heart of major cities, meaning the sport comes to the spectators – and not the other way around. Electromobility is playing an important role in the mobility of tomorrow, especially in urban environments.
Season 1 2014/15: For the first season all teams used the Spark-Renault SRT_01E car designed as collaboration between Spark Racing Technology, McLaren Electronic Systems, Williams Advanced Engineering, Dallara and Renault.
Season 2 2015/16: Audi joined through ABT team. The others manufacturers are Renault, Citroen, Mahindra, NextEV (Nio).
Season 3 2016/17: Jaguar joined
Season 4 2017/18
Season 5 2018/19: next generation Formula E cars with double the energy and range. BMW will join the game as a factory team.
Season 6 2019/20: Porsche and Mercedes will join
2017 Dec 03: Hong Kong
2018 Jan 13: Marrakesh, Morocco
2018 Feb 03: Santiago, Chile
2018 Mar 03: Mexico City
2018 Mar 17: São Paulo, Brazil
2018 Apr 07: Rome, Italy
2018 Apr 28: Paris, France
2018 May 19: Germany
2018 Jun 23: to be announced
2018 Jul 08: Brooklyn, New York
2018 Jul 28: Montreal, Canada
Although every race lasts for less than an hour, the batteries cannot last that much in full racing mode, so the drivers have to come to the pits to change their cars (every driver has 2 cars). The car change is very cool to watch, but next gen Formula E cars will make that obsolete from Season 6 starting in the end of 2018.
To generally learn about the Formula E series, here's the link to James Herne's article: jamesherne.com/formula-e