Formula E is the most intense racing series on the planet.

Building on five seasons of all-electric city street racing, the Championship boasts one of the best sporting calendars in the world, with 13 races in 12 of the world’s most famous cities, covering five continents. Now, with 11 teams and 22 drivers on the grid, Formula E has become a destination for the world’s best motorsport teams and talent.

History

Formula E is the brainchild of FIA President Jean Todt and Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag, who first developed the idea in 2011.

Together the two developed the series as a way of demonstrating the potential of sustainable mobility to help create a better, cleaner world. Just three years later, Formula E made its global racing debut in the grounds of the Olympic Park in Beijing in 2014.

Formula E has grown into a global entertainment brand with motorsport at its heart. With a total of nine manufacturers on board – the likes of Jaguar, Nissan, BMW, Audi, DS and Mahindra – Formula E serves as a competitive platform for global car manufacturers and mobility providers to test and develop road-relevant technologies.

Cars and Technology

Formula E brings racing tech to the road. With nine global car brands going head to head in the 2018/19 season, Formula E is more than just a racing series – it’s a battle for the future. The cars, powered by pure electricity, pave the way for the cars of tomorrow.

In 2018, the new Gen2 car made its global debut at the Geneva motor show. The Batmobile-esque all-electric racer has double the energy storage capacity of the Gen1 car, meaning it can cover the full race distance without the need for a mid-race car swap.

With 250kW of power, the Gen2 will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8-seconds and go on to a top speed of 280km/h. Greater speeds, more action on track and with just one car per driver – the stakes couldn’t be higher. 

Sustainability is in the DNA of Formula E

Formula E is the world’s first fully-electric street racing series, bringing the latest innovations in electric vehicle and alternative energy solutions to city centres. Alongside providing thrilling inner-city entertainment the series serves to further develop sustainable technology to help fight climate change by offering a solution to air pollution – the Electric Vehicle. To view current fixtures visit https://www.fiaformulae.com/

Like Formula E, Liberty Global is closely connected to sustainability, speed and entertainment, so our investment in the racing sport is a great match. We are delighted to be supporting the Formula E team in building this new global sports media property, while building our portfolio of strategic content investments.