Porsche Formula E 2019
In 2017 Porsche started to develop its own Formula E racing car for the 2019/2020 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: BMW will join
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). This is the situation in 2017, it will probably be different once the Porsche Formula E is ready.