Formula E for beginners: what you need to know about the FIA Electric World Championship
Formula E is back! The World Electric Championship of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) will start its eighth season on January 28 with the Diriyah Eprix in Saudi Arabia.
This campaign will have 16 rounds and will visit Mexico City (CDMX), Rome, Monaco, Berlin, Jakarta, Vancouver, New York, London and Seoul, where it will end on August 14.
If you are a motor sport fan and you want to get closer to Formula E for the first time, or you have already seen their races, but you want to refresh your memory before the start of the new season, we leave you a basic guide.
Here you will find an answer to the main questions that may arise and an explanation of the changes that the World Championship will have for its ninth season.
The Formula E World Championship is the most important electric car competition in the FIA.
The idea of creating an international all-electric single-seater championship was born on March 3, 2011 at a meeting held in a restaurant in Paris, France between Jean Todt, then president of the FIA, and the Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag.
The first sketches of the competition were captured on napkins and finally came to fruition in 2014 with a race on the grounds of the Beijing Olympic Park.
Álvaro Buenaventura, director of Formula E in Latin America, previously explained to Business Insider Mexico that the category aims to actively promote electric mobility and renewable energy solutions to reduce air pollution and fight climate change.
In its first five seasons, the category produced a total of 127,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). However, in 2020 it became the first sport to achieve a net zero carbon footprint since its inception, thanks to investment in internationally certified projects to offset these emissions (including that of its sixth season).
Formula E is also planned for its cars to compete on the streets of key cities to send its message of sustainability, such as London, New York, Berlin, Santiago de Chile, Monaco, Rome and Buenos Aires, which have been part of its calendar. .
The success of the competition led it to become the FIA World Championship from its seventh season (2020-2021).