The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is a single-seater motorsport championship for electric cars. The series was conceived in 2011 in Paris by FIA president Jean Todt and Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag, who is also the current chairman of Formula E Holdings. The inaugural championship race was held in Beijing in September 2014. Since 2020, the series has had FIA world championship status. The championship is currently contested by 11 teams with 2 drivers each. The sport features electric-powered race cars similar in style to the hybrid-drive cars of Formula One. Racing generally takes place on temporary city-center street circuits, 1.9 to 3.4 km.
The proposal for a city-based, single-seater electric car motor racing championship was conceived by Jean Todt, the president of the world governing body of motorsport, the FIA, and presented to politicians Alejandro Agag and Antonio Tajani in 2011. Tajani was concentrated on the electrification of the automobile industry, reducing carbon-dioxide emissions and introducing hybrid and electric systems. Agag supported Todt’s proposal after the latter discussed the FIA opening up a tender to organize the series. Agag told Todt that he would take on the task because of his prior experience in negotiating contracts with television stations, sponsorship and marketing.
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship weekend starts with two free practice sessions for the drivers to get familiar with the track. One session is the first day and the second is the other day FP1 starts at 21:30 and FP2 at 12:00 the next day. FP2 is then followed by the qualifying round. Race starts after qualifying at 21:30 on Saturday.
|Friday, July 1||21:30 P.M.||FP1|
|Saturday, July 2||12:00 P.M.||FP2|
India – Hotstar, Star Sports Select 2, Formula E YouTube Channel, Formula E Website and App.
UK – Eurosport 2, Channel 4, Formula E YouTube Channel, Formula E Website and App.
USA – CBS Sports Network, Formula E YouTube Channel, Formula E Website and App.