|As it Stands|
|Jean-Éric Vergne||Sébastien Buemi||Lucas di Grassi|
|136 Pt(s)||119 Pt(s)||108 Pt(s)|
|2020/21 Formula E Season|
FE will become a World Championship in 2020/21.
|No. Rounds||14 (14 Races)|
|First Round||2021 Santiago E-Prix|
|Last Round||2021 London E-Prix II|
|Manufacturers||Audi Sport; BMW; DS; Jaguar; Mahindra; Mercedes; NIO; Nissan; Penske; Porsche|
|Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)|
|Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)|
|Win(s), Pole(s), Fastest Lap(s)|
|Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)|
|Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)|
|Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)|
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. The calendar would also see significant changes in the order of the rounds, with Diriyah losing its spot as the opening round.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
The full calendar for the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is outlined below:
|2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship*|
|1||2021 FIA Formula Santiago E-Prix||Santiago, Chile||Parque O'Higgins Circuit||16 January 2021||Report|
|2||2021 FIA Formula E Mexico City E-Prix||Mexico City, Mexico||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez||13 February 2021||Report|
|3||2021 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix I||Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Ad Diriyah Street Circuit||26 February 2021||Report|
|4||2021 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix II||Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Ad Diriyah Street Circuit||27 February 2021||Report|
|5||2021 FIA Formula E Sanya E-Prix||Sanya, Hainan Island, China||Haitang Bay Circuit||13 March 2021||Report|
|6H||2021 FIA Formula E Rome E-Prix||Rome, Italy||Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR||10 April 2021||Report|
|7||2021 FIA Formula E Paris E-Prix||Paris, France||Circuit des Invalides||24 April 2021||Report|
|8H||2021 FIA Formula E Monaco E-Prix||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Circuit de Monaco||8 May 2021||Report|
|9H||2021 FIA Formula E Seoul E-Prix||Seoul, South Korea||Seoul Street Circuit||23 May 2021||Report|
|10†||TBA||TBC||TBA||5 June 2021||Report|
|11||2021 FIA Formula E Berlin E-Prix||Berlin, Germany||Tempelhofring||19 June 2021||Report|
|12||2021 FIA Formula E New York City E-Prix||New York City, USA||Brooklyn Street Circuit||10 July 2021||Report|
|13||2021 FIA Formula E London E-Prix I||London, UK||ExCeL E-Prix Circuit||24 July 2021||Report|
|14||2021 FIA Formula E London E-Prix II||London, UK||ExCeL E-Prix Circuit||25 July 2021||Report|
|2020/21 FIA Formula E Tests|
|I||2020 Valencia Pre-Season Test||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.
- † One TBA round was listed on the provisional calendar.
The full 2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship entry list will be outlined below:
|2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship Entry List|
| Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler|
|11||Lucas di Grassi*|
| BMW i Andretti Motorsport|
| DS Techeetah|
|13||António Félix da Costa*|
| Envision Virgin Racing|
| GEOX DRAGON|
| Mahindra Racing|
| Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team|
|17||Nyck de Vries*|
| NIO 333 FE Team|
| Nissan e.Dams|
| Panasonic Jaguar Racing|
| ROKiT Venturi Racing|
| TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team|
- * Listed due to known/public contract lengths.
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.
TechnicalThe 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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|
|Group Fastest||Pole Position||Fastest Lap|
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|
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|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 'REVEALED: Formula E Set to Become World Championship', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 29/04/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/formula-e-set-to-become-world-championship/, (Accessed 26/11/2019)
- ↑ 'Formula E granted World Championship status for 2020/21 season', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/12/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/december/formula-e-world-championship, (Accessed 03/12/2019)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Alex Kalinauckas, 'Formula E set for new “self-punishing” front end design', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 06/08/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/self-punishing-front-end-facelift/4509302/, (Accessed 30/10/2019)
- ↑ Sam Smith, 'FORMULA E TO DELAY GEN2 EVO CAR', therace.com, (The Race, 09/04/2020), https://the-race.com/formula-e/formula-e-manufacturers-ask-to-delay-gen2-evo-car/, (Accessed 17/06/2020)
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 'FIA publishes provisional 2020/21 Formula E calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/june/2021-race-calendar, (Accessed 19/06/2020)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Sam Smith, 'Diriyah Targeting First Formula E Night Race in 2020', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 25/11/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/diriyah-targeting-first-formula-e-night-race-in-2020/, (Accessed 25/11/2019)
- ↑ 'Formula E set to race in Rome for a further five seasons', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 24/04/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/april/rome-eprix-extended-five-years, (Accessed 28/04/2020)
- ↑ 'F1: Monaco plans to hold three motor races in 2021', monaco-tribune.com, (Monaco Tribune, 19/05/2020), https://www.monaco-tribune.com/en/2020/05/f1-monaco-plans-to-hold-three-motor-races-in-2021/, (Accessed 20/05/2020)
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 'Season 6 manufacturers confirmed', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/04/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/april/season-6-manufacturers-confirmed/, (Accessed 01/12/2018)
- ↑ Alex Kalinauckas, 'Audi retains Abt for 2019/20 Formula E season', Motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 11/07/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/di-grassi-abt-retained-audi/4492198/, (Accessed 11/07/2019)
- ↑ 'Maximilian Günther to drive for BMW i Andretti Motorsport again in Season 7 – Alexander Sims looks for a new challenge in Formula E.', press.bmwgroup.com, (BMW Group GmbH, 19/08/2020), https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0314385EN/maximilian-guenther-to-drive-for-bmw-i-andretti-motorsport-again-in-season-7-%E2%80%93-alexander-sims-looks-for-a-new-challenge-in-formula-e?language=en, (Accessed 26/08/2020)
- ↑ 'BMW i Andretti Motorsport retains Max Guenther for season seven', fiaformulae.com, (ABB FIA Formula E, 19/08/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/august/bmw-announcement-guenther, (Accessed 19/08/2020)
- ↑ Alex Kalinauckas, 'Da Costa to partner Vergne at DS Techeetah', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 17/09/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/da-costa-techeetah-vergne-2020/4542866/, (Accessed 17/09/2019)
- ↑ Alex Kalinauckas, 'Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne's Techeetah contract extended', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/12/2018), https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/140671/vergne-techeetah-fe-contract-extended, (Accessed 08/06/2019)
- ↑ Chris Soulsby, 'Sam Bird to join Jaguar Racing for 2020/21 Formula E season', motorsportweek.com, (Motorsport Week, 14/07/2020), https://www.motorsportweek.com/2020/07/14/sam-bird-to-join-jaguar-racing-for-2020-21-formula-e-season/, (Accessed 14/07/2020)
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 'Envision Virgin Racing signs Nick Cassidy for season seven', fiaformulae.com, (ABB FIA Formula E, 15/07/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/july/cassidy-evr, (Accessed 15/07/2020)
- ↑ Sam Smith, 'DRAGON COMMITS TO FORMULA E MANUFACTURER STATUS', the-race.com, (The Race, 23/03/2020), https://the-race.com/formula-e/dragon-commits-to-formula-e-manufacturer-status/, (Accessed 27/03/2020)
- ↑ 'Alexander Sims joins Mahindra Racing', fiaformulae.com, (ABB FIA Formula E, 19/08/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/august/sims-mahindra, (Accessed 19/08/2020)
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 'Merecedes-Benz EQ reveal the Silver Arrow 01, Vandroorne & de Vries complete line up', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 11/09/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/september/mercedes-2019-200challenger-revealed, (Accessed 11/09/2019)
- ↑ Sam Smith, 'BIRD SET FOR SHOCK JAGUAR FORMULA E SWITCH', the-race.com, (THE RACE, 07/07/2020), https://the-race.com/formula-e/bird-set-for-shock-jaguar-formula-e-switch/, (Accessed 07/07/2020)
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 'Sam Bird to join Panasonic Jaguar Racing for season seven following mutual decision to part ways with Envision Virgin Racing', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/july/bird-virgin-jaguar, (Accessed 14/07/2020)
- ↑ Sam Smith, 'ROKiT Signs Multi-Year Title Deal with Venturi Racing', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 21/11/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/rokit-signs-multi-year-title-deal-with-venturi-racing/, (Accessed 21/11/2019)
- ↑ Chris Soulsby, 'Porsche name TAG Heuer as title partner for Season 6 Formula E entry', motorsportweek.com, (Motorsport Week, 26/08/2019), https://www.motorsportweek.com/news/id/24167, (Accessed 26/08/2019)
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 'Pascal Wehrlein becomes regular driver for TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team', newsroom.porsche.com, (Newsroom, 14/08/2020), https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2020/motorsports/porsche-formula-e-season-7-2020-2021-drivers-pascal-wehrlein-andre-lotterer-21775.html, (Accessed 14/08/2020)
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- ↑ 26.0 26.1 Sam Smith, 'FORMULA E TO DELAY GEN2 EVO CAR', therace.com, (The Race, 09/04/2020), https://the-race.com/formula-e/formula-e-manufacturers-ask-to-delay-gen2-evo-car/, (Accessed 17/06/2020)
- ↑ Matt Kew, 'Formula E reveals first pictures of updated Gen2 EVO car', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 04/02/2020), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/gen2-evo-car-reveal-pictures/4680184/, (Accessed 17/06/2020)
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 Alex Kalinauckas, 'Gen3 car to be quicker and lighter, with fast-charge pitstops', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 16/12/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/gen3-car-faster-lighter-pitstops/4614026/, (Accessed 18/06/2020)
- ↑ Sam Smith, 'FORMULA E’S GEN3 MANUFACTURER DEADLINE EXTENDED', the-race.com, (The Race, 04/09/2020), https://the-race.com/formula-e/formula-es-gen3-manufacturer-deadline-extended/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=SocialSnap, (Accessed 04/09/2020)
|ABB FIA Formula E Championship Seasons|
|2014/15 • 2015/16 • 2016/17 • 2017/18 2018/19 • 2019/20 • 2020/21 • 2021/22|
|Nelson Piquet Jr. • Sébastien Buemi • Lucas di Grassi • Jean-Éric Vergne • António Félix da Costa|
|Renault e.Dams • Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler • DS Techeetah|