The first race is just around the corner, that’s right, season four of the Formula E electric street racing series kicks off on 2nd December 2017 in Hong Kong. The anticipation for this weekend has been building steadily as everyone waits to see how this season’s drivers and teams perform in the two races taking place this weekend.
For those who are new to the sport, Formula E is a vibrant new FIA racing championship that is growing in popularity with each new race. It’s a technology-driven side of the sport that appeals to both traditional motorsport fans and a new wave of technology conscious fans who see a bright future for electric vehicles and environmentally friendly automobiles.
This season will see four new races added to the championship. Three of the four new races – Zurich (Switzerland), Rome (Italy), Santiago (Chile) – have been confirmed while the fourth is expected to be confirmed in the not too distant future.
Formula E is a truly global championship that often turns busy, bustling cities into competitive high-adrenaline racing circuits. It captures the essence of a race destination and delivers a captivating, exciting experience for spectators. Because it’s such a fresh and stimulating watch Formula E has been embraced and continues to be embraced by more and more countries around the world.
The global theme continues when you take a look at the roster of drivers which showcases talent from the United Kingdom, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Japan, and many more countries. In fact, here is a full list of the teams and drivers who will be competing in season four of the FIA Formula E Championship:
Formula E Season Four (2017/2018): Teams and Drivers
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
Lucas Di Grassi (Brazil)
Daniel Abt (Germany)
MS and AD Andretti
Antonio Felix Da Costa (Portugal)
Kamui Kobayashi (Japan)
DS Virgin Racing
Sam Bird (United Kingdom)
Alex Lynn (United Kingdom)
Jerome D’Ambrosio (Belgium)
Neel Jani (Switzerland)
Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Nelson Piquet Jr (Brazil)
Mitch Evans (New Zealand)
Nick Heidfeld (Germany)
Felix Rosenqvist (Sweden)
Oliver Turvey (United Kingdom)
Luca Filippi (Italy)
Nico Prost (France)
Sebastien Buemi (Switzerland)
Jean-Eric Vergne (France)
Andre Lotterer (Germany)
Maro Engel (Germany)
Edoardo Mortara (Switzerland)
All eyes will be on season three champion Lucas Di Grassi this weekend. Will he be able to carry last seasons winning form into the new season? Also, another one to watch out for is Sebastien Buemi who will no doubt look to make a run of his own for the championship, improving on last season’s second place standing. To be honest, anything could happen, we may even see a new contender rise to the occasion and shake things up. This is what makes it all so exciting.
Another question on everyone’s mind: Will Renault be able to secure their fourth constructors’ championship in a row this season? Audi is expected to be a strong adversary in the constructors’ battle among many of the other teams competing in the Formula E championship during 2017/2018. Getting off to a good start is important and can certainly set the tone for the rest of the season.
Following season three, lots of car development, testing, and changes will have taken place. This weekend we will get the chance to see which team has made the most gains. I cannot wait to see what happens. Everything is to play for so don’t miss the races taking place in Hong Kong on 2nd/3rd December 2017.
How to Watch (United Kingdom)
2nd December 2017
Eurosport 1 (LIVE)
06:15 – E-Prix Race 1: Hong Kong (Qualifying)
06:45 – E-Prix Race 1: Hong Kong
09:00 – E-Prix Race 1: Hong Kong
3rd December 2017
Eurosport 1 (LIVE)
06:15 – E-Prix Race 2: Hong Kong (Qualifying)
06:45 – E-Prix Race 2: Hong Kong
09:00 – E-Prix Race 2: Hong Kong
If you are not based in the United Kingdom and would like to find out how you can watch Formula E, please visit: http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/tv-schedule/