The FIA has announced the manufacturers for the fifth Formula E season, featuring a plethora of current teams as well as new addition.
While Spark Racing Technology will continue to supply the tub, McLaren Applied Technologies will supply the batteries, once the contract with Williams Advanced Engineering comes to a close.
German firm BMW have now shown real interest, and will proved the power train form Andretti for season 5. The new arrival See’s Penske coming to the series for the first team. But it’s unknown who they will supply.
The manufacturers are:
ABT Audi Sport
Jaguar Land Rover
“The FIA Formula E Championship has been going for a little over three years now and already it has established itself as one of the most interesting and innovative race series, not just because of the actual format of the events but also and above all, because of its technical development,” commented the FIA President, Jean Todt.
“The homologation of the powertrains that will be used as from season 5 is a very significant step because it means the cars will be able to run for twice as long while, at the very least, maintaining the same performance level. This highlights how motorsport can stimulate and accelerate development of new technologies which can then be applied to road cars and in this case, it has even more of a key role, given that at the moment, electricity is one of the more practical alternatives when it comes to finding new forms of more sustainable mobility in the future.”
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, added: “When we launched the series in 2012, we had forecast to secure at least three manufacturers by season Five. The news today has highlighted the number and quality of manufacturers joining the championship and tripling our initial expectations. This just goes to show the relevance of Formula E to the motor industry and as an attractive proposition to new audiences and commercial partners.”
Image: FIA Formula E
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