2019–20 Formula E season

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2019–20 Formula E season
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Stoffel Vandoorne, the current points leader.

The 2019–20 FIA Formula E Championship is the sixth season of the FIA Formula E championship, a motor racing championship for electrically-powered vehicles recognised by motorsport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for electric open-wheel racing cars.

Teams and drivers[edit]

All teams use Spark SRT05e chassis and Michelin all-weather tyres.

Team Powertrain No. Drivers Rounds
United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing[1] Audi e-tron FE06[2] 2 United Kingdom Sam Bird[3] 1–3
4 Netherlands Robin Frijns[3] 1–3
China NIO 333 FE Team[4][5][6] NIO FE-005[7][N 1][N 2] 3 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey[9] 1–3
33 China Ma Qinghua[9] 1–3
Germany Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team[10][11] Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01[12] 5 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne[13] 1–3
17 Netherlands Nyck de Vries[13] 1–3
United States GEOX Dragon[1] Penske EV-4[14] 6 New Zealand Brendon Hartley[14] 1–3
7 Switzerland Nico Müller[15] 1–3
Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team[1] Audi e-tron FE06[2] 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi[16] 1–3
66 Germany Daniel Abt[16] 1–3
China DS Techeetah[1] DS E-TENSE FE20[17] 13 Portugal António Félix da Costa[17] 1–3
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne[18] 1–3
Germany TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team[19][20] Porsche 99X Electric[21] 18 Switzerland Neel Jani[22] 1–3
36 Germany André Lotterer[23] 1–3
Monaco ROKiT Venturi Racing[1][4] Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01[24] 19 Brazil Felipe Massa[25] 1–3
48 Switzerland Edoardo Mortara[25] 1–3
United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing[1] Jaguar I-Type 4[26] 20 New Zealand Mitch Evans[27] 1–3
51 United Kingdom James Calado[28][29] 1–3
France Nissan e.dams[1] Nissan IM02[7] 22 United Kingdom Oliver Rowland[30] 1–3
23 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi[30] 1–3
United States BMW i Andretti Motorsport[1] BMW iFE.20[7] 27 United Kingdom Alexander Sims[31] 1–3
28 Germany Maximilian Günther[32] 1–3
India Mahindra Racing[1] Mahindra M6Electro[33] 64 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio[34] 1–3
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein[34] 1–3

Team changes[edit]

  • Porsche joined the grid as a new entry.[19]
  • The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team entered the championship while HWA, which had run customer Venturi powertrains as HWA Racelab in the previous season, will run Mercedes' trackside operations.[11]
  • Venturi switched to Mercedes powertrains, effectively ending their run as manufacturers.[24]
  • The NIO team was sold to Lisheng Racing,[35] but will continue under the NIO brand.[4] The team is not using its own powertrains and it instead acquired last year's powertrain from GEOX Dragon.[9][8]

Driver changes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

The 2019–20 championship is due to be contested over fourteen rounds in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South America. The layouts are on street circuits, except for Mexico City (permanent road course with various layouts) and Berlin (on access roads of former airport roads).

Round ePrix Country Circuit Date
1 Diriyah ePrix Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Riyadh Street Circuit 22 November 2019
2 23 November 2019
3 Santiago ePrix Chile Chile Parque O'Higgins Circuit 18 January 2020
4 Mexico City ePrix Mexico Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 15 February 2020
5 Marrakesh ePrix Morocco Morocco Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan 29 February 2020
6 Sanya ePrix China China Haitang Bay Circuit 21 March 2020
7 Rome ePrix Italy Italy Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR 4 April 2020
8 Paris ePrix France France Paris Street Circuit 18 April 2020
9 Seoul ePrix South Korea South Korea Seoul Street Circuit 3 May 2020
10 Jakarta ePrix Indonesia Indonesia Jakarta National Monument Circuit 6 June 2020
11 Berlin ePrix Germany Germany Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit 21 June 2020
12 New York City ePrix United States United States Brooklyn Street Circuit 11 July 2020
13 London ePrix United Kingdom United Kingdom ExCeL London[N 3] 25 July 2020
14 26 July 2020
Source:[37]

Calendar changes[edit]

Regulation changes[edit]

Technical regulations[edit]

  • The usage of twin motors will be banned from 2019–20 season onwards.[42]
  • The Attack Mode power level will be increased by 10 kW, from 225 kW to 235 kW.[43]
  • Drivers will no longer be allowed to activate the Attack Mode during Full Course Yellow and Safety Car periods.[43]
  • For each minute spent under Full Course Yellow or Safety Car conditions, 1 kWh will be subtracted from the total available energy measured from the point at which the race was neutralised.[43]

Sporting regulations[edit]

  • During a race suspension, the countdown clock would stop, unless otherwise announced by the Race Director, with the aim of completing the full race time.[44]
  • The fastest driver in the group qualifying stages will be awarded one championship point.[44]

Results and standings[edit]

ePrix[edit]

Round Race Qualifying Race Report
Group stage Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 Saudi Arabia Diriyah United Kingdom Sam Bird United Kingdom Alexander Sims Germany Daniel Abt[N 4] United Kingdom Sam Bird United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing Report
2 Portugal António Félix da Costa United Kingdom Alexander Sims Portugal António Félix da Costa United Kingdom Alexander Sims United States BMW i Andretti Motorsport
3 Chile Santiago New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans United Kingdom Oliver Rowland[N 5] Germany Maximilian Günther United States BMW i Andretti Motorsport Report
4 Mexico Mexico City Report
5 Morocco Marrakesh Report
6 China Sanya Report
7 Italy Rome Report
8 France Paris Report
9 South Korea Seoul Report
10 Indonesia Jakarta Report
11 Germany Berlin Report
12 United States New York City Report
13 United Kingdom London Report
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Drivers' Championship[edit]

Points were awarded using the following structure:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   GS   Pole   FL 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 3 1
Pos. Driver DIR
Saudi Arabia
SCL
Chile
MEX
Mexico
MRK
Morocco
SYX
China
RME
Italy
PAR
France
SEO
South Korea
JAK
Indonesia
BER
Germany
NYC
United States
LON
United Kingdom
Pts
1 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 3* 3* 6* 38
2 United Kingdom Alexander Sims 8 1 Ret 35
3 United Kingdom Sam Bird 1G Ret 10 28
4 Germany Maximilian Günther 18 11 1 25
5 Brazil Lucas di Grassi 13 2 7* 24
6 United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 4 5 17 22
7 Portugal António Félix da Costa 14* 10G* 2* 21
8 New Zealand Mitch Evans 10 18 3G 21
9 Germany André Lotterer 2* 14* DSQ 18
10 Switzerland Edoardo Mortara 7 4 Ret 18
11 Netherlands Nyck de Vries 6* 16* 5* 18
12 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 11 15 4 12
13 Netherlands Robin Frijns 5 Ret 15 10
14 United Kingdom James Calado 16 7 8 10
15 Germany Daniel Abt Ret 6 14* 8
16 France Jean-Éric Vergne Ret 8 Ret 4
17 Brazil Felipe Massa 12 17 9 2
18 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 19 9 Ret 2
19 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 9 DNS NC 2
20 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 15 DSQ 11 0
21 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Ret* 12* 13 0
22 Switzerland Nico Müller DNS Ret 12 0
23 Switzerland Neel Jani 17 13 Ret 0
24 China Ma Qinghua 20 19 16 0
Pos. Driver DIR
Saudi Arabia
SCL
Chile
MEX
Mexico
MRK
Morocco
SYX
China
RME
Italy
PAR
France
SEO
South Korea
JAK
Indonesia
BER
Germany
NYC
United States
LON
United Kingdom
Pts
Source:[45]
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap
G – Fastest in group stage
* – FanBoost

† – Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos. Team No. DIR
Saudi Arabia
SCL
Chile
MEX
Mexico
MRK
Morocco
SYX
China
RME
Italy
PAR
France
SEO
South Korea
JAK
Indonesia
BER
Germany
NYC
United States
LON
United Kingdom
Pts
1 United States BMW i Andretti Motorsport 27 8 1 Ret 60
28 18 11 1
2 Germany Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team 5 3 3 6 56
17 6 16 5
3 United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing 2 1G Ret 10 38
4 5 Ret 15
4 Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler 11 13 2 7 32
66 Ret 6 14
5 United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing 20 10 18 3G 31
51 16 7 8
6 China DS Techeetah 13 14 10G 2 25
25 Ret 8 Ret
7 France Nissan e.dams 22 4 5 17 22
23 Ret 12 13
8 Monaco ROKiT Venturi Racing 19 12 17 9 20
48 7 4 Ret
9 Germany TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 18 17 13 Ret 18
36 2 14 DSQ
10 India Mahindra Racing 64 9 DNS NC 14
94 11 15 4
11 United States GEOX Dragon 6 19 9 Ret 2
7 DNS Ret 12
12 China NIO 333 FE Team 3 15 DSQ 11 0
33 20 19 16
Pos. Team No. DIR
Saudi Arabia
SCL
Chile
MEX
Mexico
MRK
Morocco
SYX
China
RME
Italy
PAR
France
SEO
South Korea
JAK
Indonesia
BER
Germany
NYC
United States
LON
United Kingdom
Pts
Source:[46]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The powertrain is a rebadged Penske EV-3 used by GEOX Dragon in the 2018–19 season.[8]
  2. ^ NIO keep their manufacturer status due to their new powertrain being homologated as such by the FIA in late August.[8][N 1]
  3. ^ a b The circuit is designed as an indoor-outdoor venue, combining the ExCeL facilities and the surrounding public roads at Royal Docks.[36]
  4. ^ Mitch Evans received the point for fastest lap as Abt failed to finish inside the top 10.
  5. ^ Sam Bird received the point for fastest lap as Rowland failed to finish inside the top 10.

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