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The Diriyah E-Prix Circuit returned in 2022.
Race Information
Date 28 January 2022
E-Prix No. 85 (1 of 2021/22)
Official Name 2022 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix I
Location Flag of Riyadh.png Ad Diriyah Street Circuit
Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Format 45 min + 1 Lap
Lap length 2.495 km (1.550 mi)
Distance 41 laps / 102.295 km (63.563 mi)
Support Race
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne
Team Flag of Germany.png Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team
Time 1:08.626
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of New Zealand.png Nick Cassidy
Team Flag of Germany.png Audi Envision Racing
Fastest Lap 1:09.207 on lap 18
ePrix Result
First Second Third
Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis
Winner Team Flag of Germany.png Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team
Time 52:14.642
ePrix Guide
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Post-Race Test

The 2022 Diriyah E-Prix I, formally known as the 2022 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix I, is set to be the opening round of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, staged at the Ad Diriyah Street Circuit in Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 28 January 2022.[1] The race would be sixth to be held at the Diriyah circuit, and would also be staged under floodlights for the second successive season.[1]

Nyck de Vries would start the season as the defending Champion, while his employers, the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, started their final FE campaign as the reigning Teams' Champions.[2] Elsewhere, Audi and BMW had left the series, resulting in ABT Sportsline also leaving the grid, while 2016/17 Champion Lucas di Grassi found a new seat at ROKiT Venturi Racing.[3]

Qualifying, which saw a new knockout format implemented for the first time, saw Stoffel Vandoorne sweep to pole position, having defeated Jake Dennis in the Final.[4] Reigning Champion de Vries would start from third, having been defeated in the semi-final by his teammate, while André Lotterer completed the second row having been defeated by Dennis.[4]

The start of the race saw the two Mercedes start in imperious fashion, with de Vries easing past Dennis for second as Vandoorne eased into the lead.[5] Behind, the start was relatively tame barring a near miss between the two Envision Racing Audis, before António Félix da Costa was taken out of contention after contact with Dan Ticktum.[5]

The opening minutes saw the field quickly settle down, with Vandoorne, de Vries and Dennis slowly escaping from Lotterer, who was himself able to secure his hold on fourth.[5] Behind there was more action as di Grassi found himself fighting with Sam Bird, Maximilian Günther, the Envisions and Edoardo Mortara, with the rest of the field trailing the sextet.[5]

On lap six the Attack Mode game began for the leaders, with de Vries, Dennis and Lotterer all jumping first, before Vandoorne covered a lap later and held the lead.[5] Elsewhere, the AM wranglings had shaken up the fight behind di Grassi, resulting in Robin Frijns and Oliver Rowland fighting hard for ninth with Mortara.[5]

That fight would end in disaster for Rowland, with the #30 Mahindra first barging past Frijns with a nudge at turn seven, before Frijns punted the Brit into the wall at turn fourteen in revenge.[5] The Safety Car was scrambled as a result with Rowland in the barriers and facing the wrong way, staying out for five minutes before the Mahindra was cleared.[5]

At the restart the top four again broke clear, with Lotterer the first of that group to arm AM, hoping to undercut his rivals.[5] de Vries and Dennis went next before Vandoorne made his first mistake of the weekend, missing the sensors in the Activation Zone when he tried to arm the boost and hence failed to activate it.[5]

A lap later and Vandoorne would successfully arm AM, although this time he fell back behind de Vries and almost fell to Lotterer and Dennis too.[5] Regardless, the Belgian would soon pull away from the fight for third in the wake of teammate de Vries, with the two Mercedes imperiously pulling clear as Dennis harried Lotterer.[5]

The fight for third proved to be spectacular, with Lotterer as ever putting together some questionable defensive moves to deny Dennis, before his resistance was finally broken by the Brit on lap 27.[5] With that, and a 2% energy deficit, Lotterer began to fall back down the field, with Bird and di Grassi the next to elbow their way past the now limping #36 Porsche.[5]

With that the race was run, with de Vries and Vandoorne some eight seconds clear when the chequered flag fell, and both with energy in hand.[5] Dennis was next up to complete the podium in a lonely third ahead of Bird and di Grassi, while Mortara battled past Nick Cassidy to secure sixth.[5] Jean-Éric Vergne completed a late race charge to secure eighth ahead of Oliver Askew, the best of the debutantes, while Mitch Evans rounded out the scorers in tenth ahead of Pascal Wehrlein.[5]

Background

The eighth edition of the FIA Formula E Championship would open on 28 - 29 January 2022, with the field gathering after the post-season break at the Ad Diriyah Street Circuit in Diriyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.[1] There had been several changes since the end of the 2020/21 season, with two manufacturers having withdrawn, one team having left and several drivers having changed seats.[6] In contrast, the Diriyah circuit was unaltered since the Series' previous visit in 2021, with the two planned races to open the 2021/22 season set to race under floodlights.[1]

A Germanic Exodus

The 2021/22 season would open with both Audi and BMW having left the series, which had resulted in ABT Sportsline also leaving the FE paddock having been unable to secure Audi's entry.[7][8] However, Audi's former customer team Envision Virgin Racing, which for season eight would be renamed as Envision Racing, would remain in the Championship, and would continue to use the Audi e-tron FE07s for the campaign.[9] Likewise, BMW's former factory squad Andretti Formula E would also retain their position in the Championship, and would use the Munich manufacturer's iFE.21 design for the season.[10]

Elsewhere, Mercedes-Benz would also reveal that they would leave FE, although they would wait until the end of the 2021/22 season which was to be the end of the Generation 2 cycle.[2] Their departure, which came as a surprise given they had won both the Drivers' and Teams' Championships in 2020/21, was set to leave both their factory Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team entry and the Venturi Formula E Team without a supplier for the 2022/23 season.[2] Regardless, the German manufacturer would compete in season eight, with regining Drivers' Champion Nyck de Vries partnering Stoffel Vandoorne for a third season.[11]

Rookies and Wanderers

The withdrawal of Audi and BMW would also cause a shuffle on the driver front, with Lucas di Grassi left without a race seat at all, while former teammate René Rast found employment back in the DTM.[3] The Brazilian racer would quickly secure himself a spot alongside Edoardo Mortara at the Venturi team, with Norman Nato losing his spot on the grid as a result.[3] Elsewhere, Maximilian Günther left the Andretti team to join Sébastien Buemi at Nissan e.Dams, with Oliver Rowland moving from the Japanese team to take a seat at Mahindra Racing, replacing Alex Lynn.[12][13]

There would also be three new faces on the grid for season eight, with Andretti, Dragon/Penkse and NIO all finding themselves with rookies in their second cars.[14] Andretti would opt to hire Oliver Askew in their first campaign as a customer team, with the American racer set to become the first driver from his country to compete in FE since Scott Speed in 2014/15.[14] Dragon, meanwhile, pulled off something of a PR coup by signing ex-Formula One pilot Antonio Giovinazzi, while NIO signed Dan Ticktum as the British youth's bid to break into F1 had stalled.[15][16]

Power Push

In terms of the regulations there would be tweaks to both the sporting and technical rulebooks, resulting in a power increase, major revisions to the Safety Car/Full Course Yellow rules, and a complete reform of qualifying.[17] For 2021/22 the power available to drivers in "Race Mode" would be upped from 200 kW to 220 kW, while Attack Mode was boosted up from 235 kW to 250 kW.[17] These changes meant that the cars would require more re-gen to complete the race, and potentially cited an end to FanBoost as 250 kW was the maximum power output for the Spark SRT05e.[17]

Elsewhere, the power reduction rules that were introduced in 2019/20 for SC and FCY periods were to be abandoned, largely as a reaction to the farcial nature of the 2021 Valencia E-Prix I.[17] The updated rules for season eight would see time added on to the race for each minute under SC/FCY conditions, up to a maximum of ten minutes.[17] This time extension format was intended to make the impact of SC periods less severe, while also maximising the amout of time the field were actually racing.[17]

Quali Quality

Qualifying in 2021/22 would involve a knockout format based on one that had been used in the short-lived Super League Formula, beginning with the field split into two groups based on Championship position.[17] Those in Group A, who were those in even positions in the Championship, would go first, getting ten minutes on track to set as many laps at 220 kW as they wanted, and with the ability to change tyres.[17] The other eleven drivers would then take to the track in Group B, before the fastest four from each group progressed into the Quarter Finals.[17]

The first QF would see the fastest driver from Group A battle against the fourth fastest driver from Group B, leaving the pitlane a few seconds apart to set one lap at 250 kW.[17] A2 would then battle B3, A3 against B2 and A4 against B1 until four drivers remained, with the other four filling positions fifth through eighth on the grid.[17] The winner from A1/B4 would then face the victor from A2/B3 to secure a place in the final, with the victor from A3/B2 -v- A4/B1 also making it through.[17]

The final duel would hence decide who started the race from pole position, while the loser from that fight would start from second.[17]

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix I is displayed below:

2022 Diriyah E-Prix I Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Car
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Turvey Flag of China.png NIO 333 FE Team NIO 333 FE 001
4 Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07
5 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Germany.png Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 02
7 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport Penske EV-5
9 Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Type V
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar I-Type V
11 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 02
13 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa Flag of China.png DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE 21
17 Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Germany.png Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 02
22 Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Flag of France.png Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03
23 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Flag of France.png Nissan e.Dams Nissan IM03
25 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of China.png DS Techeetah DS E-Tense FE 21
27 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti Formula E BMW iFE.21
28 Flag of the United States.png Oliver Askew Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti Formula E BMW iFE.21
29 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alexander Sims Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing Mahindra M7Electro
30 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing Mahindra M7Electro
33 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Dan Ticktum Flag of China.png NIO 333 FE Team NIO 333 FE 001
36 Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer Flag of Germany.png TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team Porsche 99X Electric
37 Flag of New Zealand.png Nick Cassidy Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing Audi e-tron FE07
48 Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 02
94 Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein Flag of Germany.png TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team Porsche 99X Electric
99 Flag of Italy.png Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport Penske EV-5
Source:[18]

Practice

FP1

FP2

Qualifying

Qualifying for the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix I would be conducted according to the knockout format, introduced ahead of season eight.[19] The field would be split into two groups of eleven drivers, based on Championship position, with each group then getting ten minutes on track to complete as many laps as they wished at 220 kW.[19] The fastest eight overall would then proceed to the knockout phase, now running at the maximum 250 kW qualifying mode, with the fastest from group A against the fourth fastest from group B and so on, until four drivers were left.[19]

Those four would move on to the Semi-Final, with the winner of A1/B4 taking on the victor of A2/B3, while the triumphant driver of A3/B2 would take on A4/B1's winner.[19] The winners from those duels would then go into the final, with the winner of that duel taking pole, while the runner-up would start from second, before any grid penalties were applied.[19]

Group A

Group B

Knockouts

Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

Final

Post Qualifying

The final qualifying result for the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix I are outlined below:

2022 Diriyah E-Prix I Qualifying Results
Final
Heat Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
I Win 5 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:08.626 1
Lose 27 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 1:08.926 +0.300s 2
Semi-Finals
Heat Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
I Win 27 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 1:08.379 F
Lose 36 Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team 1:09.014 +0.635s 4
II Win 5 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:08.407 F
Lose 17 Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:08.813 +0.406s 3
Quarter Finals
Heat Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
QF 1 Win 36 Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team 1:09.018 SF
Lose 4 Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing 1:09.109 +0.091s 7
QF 2 Win 27 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 1:08.749 SF
Lose 10 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Racing 1:08.919 +0.170s 5
QF 3 Win 5 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:08.873 SF
Lose 37 Flag of New Zealand.png Nick Cassidy Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:08.951 +0.078s 6
QF 4 Win 17 Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:08.600 SF
Lose 30 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland* Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing 1:09.329 +0.729s 11*
Group Stage
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid Group
1st 4 Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing 1:09.163 QF 1 GA
2nd 17 Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:09.164 +0.001s QF 4 GB
3rd 36 Flag of New Zealand.png Nick Cassidy Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing 1:09.214 +0.051s QF 3 GB
4th 27 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 1:09.284 +0.121s QF 2 GB
5th 36 Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team 1:09.313 +0.150s QF 1 GB
6th 10 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Racing 1:09.407 +0.244s QF 2 GA
7th 22 Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Flag of France.png Nissan e.Dams 1:09.471 +0.308s 9 GB
8th 5 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 1:09.489 +0.326s QF 3 GA
9th 48 Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing 1:09.536 +0.373s 12 GB
10th 30 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing 1:09.549 +0.386s QF 4 GA
11th 9 Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Racing 1:09.587 +0.424s 14 GB
12th 11 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing 1:09.617 +0.454s 8 GA
13th 13 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa Flag of China.png DS Techeetah 1:09.704 +0.541s 16 GB
14th 94 Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team 1:09.710 +0.547s 10 GA
15th 25 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of China.png DS Techeetah 1:09.811 +0.648s 13 GA
16th 7 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport 1:09.867 +0.704s 15 GA
17th 28 Flag of the United States.png Oliver Askew Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 1:09.891 +0.728s 17 GA
18th 29 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alexander Sims Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing 1:10.039 +0.876s 18 GB
19th 3 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Turvey Flag of China.png NIO 333 FE Team 1:10.129 +0.966s 19 GA
20th 23 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Flag of France.png Nissan e.Dams 1:10.185 +1.022s 21 GA
21st 33 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Dan Ticktum Flag of China.png NIO 333 FE Team 1:10.507 +1.344s 20 GB
22nd 99 Flag of Italy.png Antonio Giovinazzi Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport 1:10.596 +1.433s 22 GB
Source:[20]

Race

Report

Result

The final classification of the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix I is displayed below, with the fastest lap setter indicated in italics, and the pole sitter shown in bold.

2022 Diriyah E-Prix I Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 17 Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries FanBoost Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 41 52:14.642 1:09.611 25
2nd 5 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne FanBoost Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 41 +0.636s 1:09.684 21
3rd 27 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 41 +8.802s 1:09.884 15
4th 10 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Racing 41 +14.925s 1:09.733 12
5th 11 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing 41 +15.152s 1:10.117 10
6th 48 Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing 41 +16.015s 1:09.480 8
7th 37 Flag of New Zealand.png Nick Cassidy Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing 41 +17.265s 1:09.207 7
8th 25 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of China.png DS Techeetah 41 +25.076s 1:10.214 4
9th 28 Flag of the United States.png Oliver Askew Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 41 +25.699s 1:09.630 2
10th 9 Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans FanBoost Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Racing 41 +27.320s 1:09.692 1
11th 94 Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team 41 +28.781s 1:10.080
12th 22 Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Flag of France.png Nissan e.Dams 41 +30.536s 1:10.462
13th 36 Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team 41 +31.521s 1:09.855
14th 29 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alexander Sims Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing 41 +34.572s 1:09.891
15th 7 Flag of Brazil.png Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport 41 +36.781s 1:10.389
16th 4 Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing 41 +39.953s 1:09.431
17th 23 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Flag of France.png Nissan e.Dams 41 +41.334s 1:10.498
18th 33 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Dan Ticktum Flag of China.png NIO 333 FE Team 41 +49.222s 1:10.341
19th 3 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Turvey Flag of China.png NIO 333 FE Team 41 +50.965s 1:10.394
20th 99 Flag of Italy.png Antonio Giovinazzi FanBoost Flag of the United States.png Dragon/Penske Autosport 41 +1:16.527 1:10.789
Ret* 30 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing 7 Collision 1:10.201
Ret 13 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa FanBoost Flag of China.png DS Techeetah 0 Collision
Source:[20]

Milestones

Standings

Victory on the opening day of the campaign would see Nyck de Vries open his title defence in near-perfect fashion, mirroring the start to his title winning run in 2020/21. His teammate and pole sitter Stoffel Vandoorne occupied second, four off the lead, while Jake Dennis opened the campaign in third, three ahead of Sam Bird. Lucas di Grassi was next up ahead of Edoardo Mortara, Nick Cassidy and Jean-Éric Vergne, Oliver Askew secured his first FE points on his debut, while Mitch Evans rounded out the opening day top ten with the final point.

In the Teams' Championship it had been a near-perfect evening for Mercedes, the German squad having fallen just one-point shy of a perfect score having secured pole position and a one-two finish. Furthermore, their customer team ROKiT Venturi Racing occupied second with eighteen points, leaving them one ahead of Avalanche Andretti, while Jaguar Racing sat in third. Envision Racing and DS Techeetah then rounded out the scorers as six teams claimed points on the opening day.

2020/21 Drivers Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries 25 ◄0
2nd Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 21 ◄0
3rd Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis 15 ◄0
4th Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 12 ◄0
5th Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 10 ◄0
6th Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara 8 ◄0
7th Flag of New Zealand.png Nick Cassidy 7 ◄0
8th Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 4 ◄0
9th Flag of the United States.png Oliver Askew 2 ◄0
10th Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans 1 ◄0
2020/21 Teams Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of Germany.png Mercedes 46 ◄0
2nd Flag of Monaco.png ROKiT Venturi Racing 18 ◄0
3rd Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti 17 ◄0
4th Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Racing 13 ◄0
5th Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing 7 ◄0
6th Flag of China.png DS Techeetah 4 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

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2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Entrants
Avalanche Andretti Formula EDragon/Penske AutosportDS TecheetahEnvision RacingJaguar TCS RacingMahindra RacingMercedes-EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsROKiT Venturi RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
Manufacturers
BMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE07BMW iFE.21DS E-Tense FE21Jaguar I-Type VMahindra M7ElectroMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02NIO 333 FE 001Nissan IM03Penske EV-5Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
3 Oliver Turvey4 Robin Frijns5 Stoffel Vandoorne7 Sérgio Sette Câmara9 Mitch Evans10 Sam Bird11 Lucas di Grassi13 António Félix da Costa17 Nyck de Vries22 Maximilian Günther23 Sébastien Buemi25 Jean-Éric Vergne27 Jake Dennis28 Oliver Askew29 Alexander Sims30 Oliver Rowland33 Dan Ticktum36 André Lotterer37 Nick Cassidy48 Edoardo Mortara94 Pascal Wehrlein99 Antonio Giovinazzi
E-Prix
Diriyah IDiriyah IIMexico CityRome IRome IIMonacoBerlin IBerlin IIJakartaMarrakeshNew York City INew York City IILondon ILondon IISeoul ISeoul II
Cancelled E-Prix
Cape Town E-Prix • Vancouver E-Prix
Tests
Valencia
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