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2020/21 Formula E Season
Formula E Logo 2019
FE will become a World Championship in 2020/21.
Season Information
No. Rounds 14 (14 Races)
First Round Flag of Chile 2021 Santiago E-Prix
Last Round Flag of the United Kingdom 2021 London E-Prix II
Constructor(s) Unknown
Manufacturers Audi Sport; BMW; DS; Jaguar; Mahindra; Mercedes; NIO; Nissan; Penske; Porsche
Tyre(s) Flag of France Michelin
Drivers Championship
Champion 0 Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Second 0 Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Third 0 Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s), Fastest Lap(s)
Teams Championship
Champion 0 Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Second 0 Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Third 0 Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Season Guide
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2019/20 2021/22

The 2020/21 Formula E Season, formally known as the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, is set to be the seventh edition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, an all-electric racing series.[1] The seventh FE season will also be the first edition of the series to be classified as an FIA "World Championship", and feature the same mix of manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and BMW, from the 2019/20 season.[2]

The season was also set to see an update for the series' base car, the Spark SRT05e, which would be primarily focused on aesthetic changes to the bodywork.[3] However, the implementation of the new "EVO" package was delayed as a result of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, while a two year powertrain homologation was enforced to reduced costs in the wake of the Pandemic.[4]

Background

Calendar

The 2020/21 calendar was steadily assembled amid the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, which had seen the 2019/20 season take an enforced mid-season hiatus between March and July 2020.[5] The impact of that delay that the provisional calendar for 2020/21, released on 19 June 2020, would be heavily condensed, with all of its races staged between January and July 2021.[5] The calendar would also see significant changes in the order of the rounds, with Diriyah losing its spot as the opening round.[5]

Provisional Plans

The provisional calendar released on 19 June 2020 revealed that the 2020/21 season would start at the Parque O'Higgins Circuit in Santiago, Chile, on 17 January 2021, the first time that Chile had hosted an opening FIA World Championship race.[5] The series would then head to Mexico City and the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on 13 February, before arriving in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for a double header on 26 - 27 February.[5] The Rome E-Prix was then to be staged on the 10 April 2021, followed by a trip to Paris, France on 24 April 2021.[5]

The Monaco E-Prix returned to the calendar on 8 May 2021, with the series evaluating whether to use the full layout for the first time.[5] After that a lone TBC spot was listed on 5 June 2021, before the next confirmed round in Berlin, Germany was scheduled for 19 June.[5] The series would then head to the United States and New York City on 10 July 2021, before the ExCeL E-Prix Circuit in London, UK, would host the final two races of the season on 24 - 25 July 2021.[5]

Schedule

The full calendar for the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is outlined below:

2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship*
Round E-Prix City Circuit Date Report
1 Flag of Chile 2021 FIA Formula Santiago E-Prix Flag of Santiago Santiago, Chile Parque O'Higgins Circuit 16 January 2021[5] Report
2 Flag of Mexico 2021 FIA Formula E Mexico City E-Prix Flag of Mexico City Mexico City, Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 13 February 2021[5] Report
3 Flag of Saudi Arabia 2021 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix I[6] Flag of Riyadh Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Ad Diriyah Street Circuit 26 February 2021[5] Report
4 Flag of Saudi Arabia 2021 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix II[6] Flag of Riyadh Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Ad Diriyah Street Circuit 27 February 2021[5] Report
5 Flag of China 2021 FIA Formula E Sanya E-Prix Flag of China Sanya, Hainan Island, China Haitang Bay Circuit 13 March 2021[5] Report
6H Flag of Italy 2021 FIA Formula E Rome E-Prix[7] Flag of Italy Rome, Italy Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR 10 April 2021[5] Report
7 Flag of France 2021 FIA Formula E Paris E-Prix Flag of Paris Paris, France Circuit des Invalides 24 April 2021 Report
8H Flag of Monaco 2021 FIA Formula E Monaco E-Prix[8] Flag of Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco Circuit de Monaco 8 May 2021[5] Report
9H Flag of South Korea 2021 FIA Formula E Seoul E-Prix Flag of Seoul Seoul, South Korea Seoul Street Circuit 23 May 2021[5] Report
10 Flag placeholder TBA Flag placeholder TBC TBA 5 June 2021[5] Report
11 Flag of Germany 2021 FIA Formula E Berlin E-Prix Flag of Berlin Berlin, Germany Tempelhofring 19 June 2021[5] Report
12 Flag of the United States 2021 FIA Formula E New York City E-Prix Flag of New York New York City, USA Brooklyn Street Circuit 10 July 2021[5] Report
13 Flag of the United Kingdom 2021 FIA Formula E London E-Prix I Flag of London London, UK ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 24 July 2021[5] Report
14 Flag of the United Kingdom 2021 FIA Formula E London E-Prix II Flag of London London, UK ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 25 July 2021[5] Report
2020/21 FIA Formula E Tests
I Flag of Spain 2020 Valencia Pre-Season Test Flag of Valencia Valencia, Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo TBA Report
  • H Indicates that the round was subject to circuit homologation.
  • * This is the provisional calendar released on 19 June 2020.[5]
  • One TBA round was listed on the provisional calendar.

Entrants

Season Entry

The full 2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship entry list will be outlined below:

2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship Entry List
Entrant No. Name Rounds Test/Reserve
Flag of Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler[9]
Audi
11 Flag of Brazil Lucas di Grassi*[10]
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
Flag of the United States BMW i Andretti Motorsport[9]
BMW iFE.21[11]
28 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther[12]
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
Flag of China DS Techeetah[9]
DS
13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa*[13]
25 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne*[14]
Flag of the United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing
TBA
4 Dutch Flag Robin Frijns[15][16]
TBA Flag of New Zealand Nick Cassidy[16]
Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON[9]
Penske[17]
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
Flag of India Mahindra Racing[9]
Mahindra
TBA Flag of the United Kingdom Alexander Sims[18]
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
Flag of Germany Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team[9]
Mercedes-Benz
5 Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne*[19]
17 Dutch Flag Nyck de Vries*[19]
Flag of China NIO 333 FE Team[9]
NIO
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
Flag of France Nissan e.Dams[9]
Nissan
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing[9]
Jaguar
2 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird[20][21]
20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans[21]
Flag of Monaco ROKiT Venturi Racing[22]
TBA
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
TBA Flag placeholder TBA
Flag of Germany TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team[9][23]
Porsche
36 Flag of Germany André Lotterer[24]
94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein[24]
Source:[25]
  • * Listed due to known/public contract lengths.

Season Report

Rules and Regulations

There would be no major changes to the technical or sporting rule books ahead of the seventh FE season, after plans to introduce an upgrade to the Spark SRT05e dropped due to the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic.[3][26]

Technical

Spark SRT05e EVO

The Spark SRT05e with its planned EVO bodywork update with a "self punishing" front end.

The 2020/21 season was expected to see a major aesthetic update to the Series' base Generation 2 chassis, the Spark SRT05e, after suggestions from teams to modify how the chassis behaved.[3] These thoughts were focused on modifying the front of the car, as the robust nature of the original SRT05e car meant that there was an increasing amount of contact between drivers without the compromise of damaging the car.[3] The new update, dubbed the Spark SRT05e EVO update, introduced a smaller front wing, dubbed as being "self punishing", removed the body work over the front wheels and introduced a shark fin down the spine of the chassis behind the cockpit.[27]

However, after releasing renders and liveries for the Spark SRT05e Evo the FIA and FE opted to delay the Evo update, after the Covid-19 Pandemic caused major delays to the 2019/20 season.[26] The update was then officially cancelled after the 2019/20 season was completed as part of cost-cutting measures, with the series instead switching focus to the Generation 3 ruleset, set to be implemented in 2022/23.[28] Indeed, the manufacturer deadline for teams and manufacturers to submit designs for homologation for the Gen 3 rules was set to pass in January 2021, although this was extended to June 2021 in September 2020.[28][29]

Sporting

Outlined below is a full breakdown of the point scoring system for the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship:

2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Points Table
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Group Fastest Pole Position Fastest Lap
1 3 1

Standings

2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for Drivers

The full 2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship for Drivers standings are to be outlined below:

2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Name Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of South Korea Flag placeholder Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Pts.
1st da Costa 0
2nd Vandoorne 0
3rd Vergne 0
4th di Grassi 0
5th Evans 0
6th Lotterer 0
7th Günther 0
8th Bird 0
9th de Vries 0
10th Frijns 0
11th Sims 0
12th Wehrlein 0
13th Cassidy 0

2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for Teams

The full 2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship for Teams standings are to be outlined below:

2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for Teams
Pos. Team Driver Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of South Korea Flag placeholder Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Pts.
1st Techeetah Vergne 0
da Costa
2nd Nissan e.Dams TBA 0
TBA
3rd Mercedes Vandoorne 0
de Vries
4th Virgin Frijns 0
Cassidy
5th BMW Andretti Günther 0
TBA
6th ABT di Grassi 0
TBA
7th Jaguar Bird 0
Evans
8th Porsche Lotterer 0
Wehrlein
9th Mahindra Sims 0
TBA
10th Venturi TBA 0
TBA
11th GEOX Dragon TBA 0
TBA
12th NIO FE TBA 0
TBA

References

Videos and Images:

References:

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ABB FIA Formula E Championship Seasons
Seasons
2014/152015/162016/172017/18 2018/192019/202020/212021/22
Drivers Champions
Nelson Piquet Jr.Sébastien BuemiLucas di GrassiJean-Éric VergneAntónio Félix da Costa
Teams Champions
Renault e.DamsAudi Sport ABT SchaefflerDS Techeetah

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