Formula E given FIA world championship status for 2020/21

03-12-2019 12:31 | Updated: 03-12-2019 13:38
by Louis Shaw
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Formula E given FIA world championship status for 2020/21

The FIA are set to officially recognize Formula E as a world championship from the start of next season. The electric single-seater racing will join Formula 1, World Endurance, World Rally and World Rallycross championships as part of the FIA's world championships. 

Formula E has continued to grow in popularity each season and being granted this recognition should see it become even more popular. To be granted the FIA status a racing series has to have four manufacturer competitors and races on three continents. Formula E has succeeded in doing this and Jean Todt is excited for it to be on board. 

“The creation and development of Formula E has been a great adventure,” said Todt in an FIA press statement. “I am proud that today we confirm its FIA world championship status.

“Since we started this journey, Formula E has undoubtedly gone from strength to strength.

“Within a short timeframe, the series has proven itself relevant for the automotive industry with two more major car manufacturers having joined the championship at the start of the current season, bringing the total number to 10.

“The commitment and professionalism of those manufacturers and their respective teams is mirrored in the quality of the driver roster, which has improved with every season.

“Since its first race in Beijing in 2014 and with every E-Prix thereafter, Formula E has proven that the concept of cutting-edge electric racing works.

“I wholeheartedly welcome Formula E as the latest FIA world championship.”

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