Well, well, well, what a season it's been. With Season 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship coming to a conclusion here in New York City, what better way to round off a rollercoaster 12 rounds of all-electric street racing than by honouring the people who made it what it was. After 12 races, in ten countries on five continents, Formula E has crowned a new drivers' champion in the form of Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne. For the teams' title, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler narrowly beat Techeetah to it in the final race of Season 4 here in New York. As we celebrate the end of another seminal season of Formula E, let's see who made the cut in the award categories below.
Wow moment of the year
While the first award of the night may be new for this season, it's a fitting category for Formula E. The ‘wow moment of the year’ award is given for a jaw-dropping moment, a real glimpse of perfection, or something that just won’t be forgotten in a long time.
Winner: Daniel Abt's home victory in Berlin
Next up is the FANBOOST award - a prize that rewards the most interactive drivers among fans and in turn, fans vote to give them that precious boost of energy during the second stint of the race.
Winner: Sebastien Buemi
Modis Engineer of the Year Award
As a new partner for this season, Modis - a global leader in professional IT, engineering and life science solutions - created an award to reward the work done behind the scenes, to an imperative member of the team who supports the electric revolution more than anyone else in the paddock. After narrowing the shortlist down to eight team engineers, the Techeetah Formula E's Racing Directore Leo Thomas was chosen as the winner. Watch the video to see how it played out.
Winner: Leo Thomas, Racing Director, Techeetah Formula E
Mahindra Rise award
Last year Mahindra Racing gave out an award to celebrate an unsung hero of Formula E, and this year is no different. Surprising another member of the Formula E family, with the award from the Indian manufacturer.
Winner: Manolo Ortiz Tallo
Best social media activation award
As the most relevant and forward-thinking championship, Formula E continues to make an impact with younger audiences.With the teams and drivers within the ABB FIA Formula E Championship also coming up with captivating and engaging content, bridging the gap between drivers and their fans, it makes sense to celebrate their efforts.
Winner: DS Virgin Racing
Teams' championship award
After the German manufacturers' season got off to a dismal start with technical difficulties and breakdowns, no one - not even the Team Principal himself - would have thought the team would be taking home the trophy for the teams' championship here in New York City.
Winner: Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler
Drivers' championship award
With a total of four wins and six podiums over the course of the season, Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne clinched the drivers' championship title one race early here in New York City, finishing the season with 198 points to his name. "It's by far the highlight of my career - clearly. No question about it," said the Frenchman.
Winner: Jean-Eric Vergne
Published on 15th July 2018