13 Oct 19

Welcome to the 2019/20 season: The hunt is on...

The wait is finally over as pre-season testing kicks off in Valencia on October 15. With a whole host of fresh faces and new places lined up, the 2019/20 season is set to be the best yet. Welcome to the most intense racing series on the planet. Welcome to Formula E.  

Since DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne clinched his second Championship title in the shadow of Manhattan in July, we've seen seasoned drivers depart and rookies rise to the challenge and, of course, the addition of motorsport masters Mercedes-Benz EQ and TAG Heuer Porsche to the grid. 

While the teams and drivers have been running countless miles of testing on their own, the Valencia test is the first indication of how they will perform against each other in the toughest campaign yet. Buckle up, the 2019/20 season is only just getting started. 

Everyone is gunning for the titles held by Jean-Eric Vergne and DS Techeetah. As they prepare for their mutual defence of their crowns, DS Techeetah drafted in Antonio Felix da Costa, creating arguably the strongest roster on the grid. But will the restless reigning champ gel with his new teammate or will we see divisions in the team dynamic?  

Porsche 99X Electric formula e race car

Mercedes-Benz and Porsche arrive into the championship with one goal in mind - dominating the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. With so much racing pedigree, there's already a lot resting on the shoulders of these automotive giants. But let's not forget the established teams. Reigning champs DS Techeetah are the team to beat while the seasoned challengers are ready to spoil the ambitions of the German marques. The title is there for the taking.

This new chapter in the series' history sees the arrival of a wealth of rookies, including DTM race winner Nico Mueller and WEC champions Brendon Hartley and James Calado. Yet, leading this pack of fresh faces is reigning Formula 2 champion, Nyck de Vries. After dominating everything on his way up the motorsport ladder, the Dutch youngster chose an all-electric future, joining the Mercedes-Benz EQ squad, ready to continue his ascension to racing legend.

Unpredictability reigned supreme in 2018/19, with the championship going down to the wire. Now, on the dawn of a new era for the all-electric series, get set for more wheel-to-wheel track action as some of the greatest racing rivalries get settled on the streets. Formula E is back.

Formula E

Fresh faces, new races & more competition: welcome to the 2019/20 season