McLaren Racing has secured an option to participate in Formula E once the 3rd generation race cars debut for the 9th season of the electric racing series. The option will allow McLaren to enter the championship as one of a maximum of 12 teams from the 2022/23 season.
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Toyota Gazoo Racing has unveiled the race car it will field in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. In line with new hypercar regulations, the GR010 Hybrid features an all-wheel-drive powertrain with system power capped at 500kW.
Chemical company Johnson Matthey has partnered with Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing to market its cathode materials, and the collaboration will also see the development of a two-seater Formula E race car.
DS Automobiles has extended its commitment to Formula E ahead of schedule until at least 2026, becoming the second manufacturer after Mahindra to commit to participating in the electric racing series' Gen3 era from season nine.
Bosch Motorsport and the Formula E team Dragon Penske Autosport have agreed on a long-term technology and development partnership. As part of the partnership, Bosch is developing a vehicle management system with hardware and software modules that is specially tailored to the requirements of the Formula E car.
Japanese carmaker Nissan has extended its commitment to the electric racing series Formula E up to and including the 2025/2026 season, making it the third manufacturer after DS Automobiles and Mahindra to field one of the new "Gen3" cars.
Porsche will remain loyal to Formula E in the years to come. When the FIA Formula E World Championship enters a new era from the 2022/23 season with further developed "Gen3" racing cars, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will be there.
The new safety car for Formula E will once again come from the BMW Group, but this time it will be purely electric. Following the BMW i8 with plug-in hybrid drive, this role will in future be taken on by the Mini Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW - a special version of the new Mini Cooper SE.
The two ePrix on the second weekend of Formula E racing have produced two new winners this season. Saturday's race was won by former champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.
The FIA, the world governing body for the automobile industry, has unveiled plans for the introduction of an all-electric GT category that would offer significantly more freedom for technical development than previous electric racing series. However, it is still only a concept, and no date has been given for a launch.
Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis have won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Saturday's race with the Mercedes victory in particular caused discussion: only nine of the 24 cars were classified in the end as many drivers ran out of energy.
The Pure ETCR electric touring car series will officially become an FIA World Cup from its second season and will then be called the FIA eTouring Car World Cup. The 2021 season, which starts in June, will still be held under the old name.
Current Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa secured his first win of the season at the seventh race of the electric series in Monaco. The Portuguese won ahead of Virgin driver Robin Frijns and Mitch Evans in the Jaguar.
BMW driver Maximilian Günther and Jaguar driver Sam Bird won rounds 10 and 11 of the Formula E season, while Porsche and Audi also scored points and the Mercedes EQ factory team came away empty-handed in New York.
Jaguar Land Rover officially announces the long-term continuation of its Formula E commitment. When the technologically refreshed Generation 3 cars make their debut at the start of the 2022/23 season, Jaguar Racing will once again be represented by two electric racers.
After Rounds 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship, with two second places enough for the Dutchman, with Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra winning the races.
In its first season as an official FIA World Championship, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries won the title. The Stuttgart manufacturer also became world champion in the team classification at the finale in Berlin, but the future of the Mercedes works team is probably uncertain.
Mercedes has officially confirmed its exit from Formula E after next season, saying the decision was made as part of a strategic realignment of resource allocation for electric vehicle development.
The new Formula E season in Saudi Arabia began with a one-two for Team Mercedes-EQ with Nyck de Vries in first place. The second race in Diriyah was won by Edoardo Mortara (ROKiT Venturi Racing) in a Mercedes customer car.
Porsche won its first race since joining the factory two years ago at the third Formula E round of the season in Mexico City - it was the first victory for a Porsche Formula race car in more than 30 years. Pascal Wehrlein won for teammate André Lotterer and two-time champion Jean-Eric Vergne.
Last weekend, Formula E made another guest appearance in Berlin. While Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara won Saturday's race, Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries was victorious on Sunday. Formula E will also be racing in Berlin in the next two years.
Following McLaren Racing's recent announcement of its entry into Formula E for the upcoming season, McLaren Racing has now entered into a long-term partnership with Nissan, which will see Nissan supply the e-drives for the entire Gen3 era of Formula E to the British team.