The seventh season of the electric series was originally scheduled to begin in mid-January in the Chilean capital, but Formula E said in a press release: "After consulting with the city authorities in Santiago de Chile, we decided to postpone the event. , scheduled for January 16 and 17, have been postponed and we are currently working on setting a new date for the first quarter of 2021. " Formula E did not say why such a change took place, but they admit that they had a lot of logistical problems in getting all the equipment from Europe to South America at that time. Last Formula E season was also strongly marked by the new coronavirus pandemic, as they had to cancel a series of races, and the final of the season was in Berlin, where they raced six races on the former plane.
In the early stages, the all-electric Formula E series became a popular destination for Formula One racers and lost an abundance of successful Royal Motorsport stars, including Felipe Massa, a 1 runner-up. the 2008-2020 season for the first time received World Cup status. The status of Formula E is not the only thing that has changed, as in recent years several high-profile manufacturers such as Mercedes, Nissan, Audi, Jaguar, BMW and Porsche have laid the foundation for the development of electrical technology, showing the value of the series for the automotive industry. Otherwise, Audi and BMW have announced their departure, but on the other hand, McLaren intends to join this series. And even in the field of racers, it's not just about reuniting the bike
The automotive industry, like motorsport, is in change. While exactly two manufacturers, Audi and BMW, have announced their departure from Formula E, the McLaren Formula 1 racing team is expected to take the direction of the electric racing series. This could also be related to the partial sale of the racing team to the Americans. "Until now, we weren't allowed to participate in Formula E because we were a battery supplier. The FIA tender forbade us to participate as a team," explained Zak Brown, McLarn's first husband, why they are only now flirting with Formula E. Williams supplied batteries to the first generation of Formula E race cars, McLaren Applied Technologies succeeded in the tender for the second generation. In 2023, the third generation of electric racing cars will be introduced, and the elementary component of the upgrade is p
Only two days after the unpleasant surprise from Ingolstadt, they surprised in Munich with a similar message. After the end of the 2020/21 season, BMW, which participated in the competition with the Andretti Motorsport team, is also saying goodbye to Formula E. At BMW, they justify their withdrawal by saying that they have already exhausted the technical possibilities of the electric single-seater series. "The BMW Group, meanwhile, has essentially exhausted the vast majority of technology transfer opportunities in the development of electric drives from a competitive Formula E environment," they wrote in a press release. According to Audi, BMW has now decided to withdraw from Formula E at the end of the season. - Photo: Formula E With the help of the Andretti team in Formula E, BMW has been competing since the first season of Formula E in 2014/15, and as a factory team they entered the competition.
Audi will withdraw from the Formula E series after the seventh season. This means in practice that the factory team is saying goodbye to the competition, while teams using Audi powertrains will be able to use them even after the end of the 2020/21 season. The withdrawal of the brand from Ingolstadt is quite a surprise, as after the withdrawal from the DTM it was speculated that in Bavaria they will focus even more on Formula E. Instead of electric single seats, Audi will now take a more concrete approach to the Dakar Rally. In 2022, Audi will take part in the Dakar Endurance Rally with an innovative prototype. Audi will be participating in the innovative Dakar endurance rally in 2022 with an innovative prototype powered by an electric motor, and endurance rallies will obviously be the main sports ground of the Ingolstad brand in the future.