FIA HOMOLOGATES MANUFACTURERS FOR SECOND FORMULA E SEASON | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

FIA HOMOLOGATES MANUFACTURERS FOR SECOND FORMULA E SEASON

03.08.15
The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile has today approved the homologation of the eight manufacturers that will provide powertrains to the 10 teams competing in the second season of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship.

From the 2015/2016 season, which begins in Beijing on October 17, the series will become an open championship allowing manufacturers to pursue their own in-house innovations, beginning with the development of bespoke powertrains. In order to limit costs and promote investment and innovation in the most important areas, the manufacturers’ scope is initially limited to the powertrain – specifically the e-motor, the inverter, the gearbox and the cooling system. All other parts on the cars will remain as they are, with the aim being to prevent costly aerodynamic developments.  Of the 10 teams, eight will utilise their own powertrains whilst Dragon Racing will partner with Venturi to run the French manufacturer’s powertrain and the re-named Team Aguri will remain with season one’s SRT01-e package.

The 10 teams will make their public debuts at the first official pre-season test at Donington Park on Monday, August 10. Details on how to register for free tickets are available at www.fiaformulae.com

 2015/ 2016 FIA Formula E Championship - Official Entry List:

 

 TEAM

CAR

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport (DEU)

ABT Schaeffler FE01

Andretti Formula E Team (USA)

Andretti ATEC-01

Dragon Racing (USA)

Venturi VM200-FE-01

DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team (GBR)

VIRGIN DSV-01

Mahindra Racing Formula E Team (IND)

Mahindra M2ELECTRO

NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team (CHN)

NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 001

Renault e.Dams (FRA)

RENAULT Z.E.15

Team Aguri (JPN)

SRT01-e

Trulli Formula E Team (CHE)

Motomatica JT-01

Venturi Formula E Team (MCO)

Venturi VM200-FE-01

About FIA Formula E Championship:

Formula E is a ground-breaking FIA championship and the world’s first fully-electric racing series. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. The first season began in Beijing in September 2014 and completed in London in June 2015, racing in 10 major cities (11 races) around the world. The championship sees 10 teams, each with two drivers, going head-to-head to create a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans. Season two gets underway in October in Beijing where the series becomes an ‘open championship’ allowing approved manufacturers to develop new powertrain solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on improving battery technology.

About FIA & Michelin - Today’s partners for tomorrow’s mobility:

As well as being the official Formula E tyre supplier, Michelin is an official partner, at the international level, of the FIA’s Action for Road Safety campaign. This programme is designed to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety initiated by the UN, the aim of which is to save five million lives over the next 10 years. This programme is set up to educate and advocate for safer roads, vehicles and behaviours around the globe.