New and very interesting developments are the ones that await us in this new 2018-2019 season that begins precisely tomorrow , December 15, 2018 .
It will be the 5th season of the Electric Car Championship , organized by the International Automobile Federation.
One of the novelties of this FIA Formula E Championship is that we will see the new and long-awaited second generation Spark SRT05 chassis in action . Since its inauguration in 2014 they had not changed it and it is one of the most anticipated novelties for this season. The Spark SRT05 was presented by Nico Rosberg at the Berlin ePrix this year.
EQUIPMENT AND PILOTS OF THE FORMULA E 2018-2019
TEAM : Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team
HEAD PILOTS: Lucas di Grassi N ° 11, Daniel Abt N ° 66
TEAM : DS Techeetah
CHASSIS: DS Automobiles
PILOTS HOLDERS: André Lotterer No. 36 , Vergne No. 25
RACING TEAM : Envision Virgin Racing
HEAD PILOTS: 2 Sam Bird n ° 2, Robin Frijns n ° 4
RACING TEAM : Mahindra Racing
HOLDER PILOTS: Jérôme d’Ambrosio n ° 64, Felix Rosenqvist and Pascal Wehrlein n ° 94
RACING TEAM : Nissan e.dams
HEAD PILOTS: 23 Sébastien Buemi n ° 23 , Oliver Rowland n ° 22
TEAM : Panasonic Jaguar Racing
HEAD PILOTS: Nelson Piquet, Jr. n ° 3, Mitch Evans n ° 20
TEAM : Panasonic Jaguar Racing
PILOTS HOLDERS : 19 Massa No 19, Simona de Silvestro and Edoardo Mortara No. 4
TEAM: NIO Formula E Team
HEAD PILOTS: Oliver Tu rvey n ° 16, Tom Dillmann n ° 8
TEAM : Geox Dragon Racing
PILOTS HOLDERS : Jose Maria Lopez No. 7, Antonio Fuoco and Maximilian Günther n ° 6
TEAM: BMW i Andretti Motorsport
HEAD PILOTS : 27 Alexander Sims n ° 27, António Félix da Costa n ° 28
TEAM : HWA RACELAB
HEAD PILOTS : Gary Paffett n ° 17, Daniel Juncadella and Stoffel Vandoorne n ° 5
THE NEW CHANGES IN THE EQUIPMENT
BMW OFFICIALLY WITH ANDRETTI
A big news is that BMW finally joins Formula E as the official manufacturer of the Andretti team .
NISSAN REPLACES RENAULT
Nissan will replace Renault this season, so DAMS will prepare better and focus on Formula 1.
HWA ENTERS FORMULA E
HWA intends to officially join in the next 2019-2020 season , until then it will partner with Mercedes-Benz .
TECHEETAH OFFICIAL TEAM
After their association with DS Automobiles , the Techeetah will be an official team, but first they will participate in the category with the Virgin team .
VIRGIN RACING GOES TO AUDI
After leaving to be part of the DS Automobiles team , Virgin Racing will officially go to Audi .
CHANGES IN THE PILOTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON
Alexander Sims will make his debut in Formula E with the Andretti team .
Felipe Massa will also debut in Formula E with Panasonic Jaguar Racing , replacing Tom Dillmann who passes to NIO .
Sotffel Vandoorne will debut in this category with HWA , after two years in F1 with McLaren.
Pascal Wehrlein will also debut in Formula E with the Mahindra Racing team . But in the first race it will be replaced by Felix Rosenqvist .
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ABANDONMENTS
Robin Frijns , expilot of Andretti , replaces Alex Lynn in the Virgin .
Maximilian Günther replaces d’Ambrosio in Dragon .
Oliver Rowland , leaves Mahindra to join Nissan , Alexander Albon takes his place.
Jérôme d’Ambrosio leaves Dragon after four seasons, to join Mahindra .
Nicolas Prost left NISSAN e.dams.
Antonio Fuoco will be a test and reserve driver for Dragon Racing .
Simona de Silvestro will be a test pilot for Venturi and Daniel Juncadella of HWA .
RACES CALENDAR FORMULA E 2018-2019
The circuits of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia , Sanya of China and Bern in Switzerland will be the new scenarios that will debut in Formula E. With respect to the previous season, Monaco is being included and Punta del Este will not participate.
The race programmed in the Santiago de Chile Forest Park circuit will be changed to the O’Higgins Park circuit .
DATES AND CIRCUITS
ROUND 1 : Riad ePrix – December 15, 2018
Saudi Arabia – Street circuit of Ad Diriyah
ROUND 2 : Marrakech ePrix – January 12, 2019
Morocco – Moulay El Hassan International Circuit
ROUND 3 : Santiago ePrix – January 26, 2019
Chile – Circuit of the O’Higgins Park
ROUND 4 : Mexico City ePrix – February 16, 2019
Mexico – Hermanos Rodríguez Racetrack
ROUND 5 : Hong Kong ePrix – March 10, 2019
Hong Kong – Circuit street in Hong Kong
ROUND 6 : Sanya ePrix – March 23, 2019
China – Sanya Street Circuit
ROUND 7 : Rome ePrix – April 13, 2019
Italy – EUR Street Circuit
ROUND 8 : Paris ePrix – April 27, 2019
France – Paris street circuit
ROUND 9 : Monaco ePrix – May 11, 2019
Monaco – Circuit of Monaco
ROUND 10 : Berlin ePrix – May 25, 2019
Germany – Berlin-Tempelhof airport circuit
ROUND 11 : Bern ePrix – June 9, 2019
Switzerland – TBA
ROUND 12 : New York ePrix 1 – July 13, 2019
United States – Brooklyn Street Circuit
ROUND 13 : New York ePrix 2 – July 14, 2019