With less than a month until the season opener in Hong Kong on the 2 December 2017, Formula E confirms its full team and driver entry list for the 2017/18 Championship season. Five new faces will take to the grid, with 15 returning talents including all three former champions.
Season Three Champion Lucas di Grassi returns to defend his title for Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler with Renault e.dams’ Sebastien Buemi looking to take a second championship after falling short at the Montreal season finale – both line up alongside their previous team-mates Daniel Abt and Nicolas Prost respectively.
Formula E’s very first champion, Nelson Piquet Jr will be racing with his new team Panasonic Jaguar Racing in a bid to return to the top of the points table, backed up by teammate Mitch Evans in the sister car.
Season Four welcomes five new drivers to the Championship, including Edoardo Mortara – who joins Maro Engel at Venturi Formula E – Neel Jani who will partner Jerome d’Ambrosio at DRAGON, Andre Lotterer will join Jean-Eric Vergne at TECHEETAH while Tom Blomqvist joins Antonio Felix da Costa at Andretti.
Last but not least, Italian former IndyCar driver Luca Filippi completes the NIO Formula E Team line-up with Oliver Turvey.
Alex Lynn steps up to a full-time drive for the DS Virgin Racing team after a one-off outing last season in New York City, with Sam Bird rounding out the all-British line-up. Over at Mahindra Racing, both drivers remain unchanged, with 2016/17 top rookie Felix Rosenqvist partnering Nick Heidfeld.
The season starts with a double-header on the streets of Hong Kong on 2-3 December.
The Season 4 Formula E entry list
|1||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler (DEU)||Audi e-tron FE04||Lucas di Grassi (BRA)||DIG|
|2||DS Virgin Racing (GBR)||DS Virgin DSV-03||Sam Bird (GBR)||BIR|
|3||Panasonic Jaguar Racing (GBR)||Jaguar I-Type II||Nelson Piquet (BRA)||PIQ|
|4||Venturi Formula E Team (MCO)||Venturi VM200-FE-03||Edoardo Mortara (CHE)||MOR|
|5||Venturi Formula E Team (MCO)||Venturi VM200-FE-03||Maro Engel (DEU)||ENG|
|6||Dragon (USA)||Penske EV-2||Neel Jani (CHE)||JAN|
|7||Dragon (USA)||Penske EV-2||Jerome d’Ambrosio (BEL)||DAM|
|8||Renault e.dams (FRA)||Renault Z.E. 17||Nicolas Prost (FRA)||PRO|
|9||Renault e.dams (FRA)||Renault Z.E. 17||Sebastien Buemi (CHE)||BUE|
|16||NIO Formula E Team (GBR)||NextEV NIO Sport 003||Oliver Turvey (GBR)||TUR|
|18||TECHEETAH (CHN)||Renault Z.E. 17||Andre Lotterer (BEL)||LOT|
|19||Mahindra Racing (IND)||Mahindra M4Electro||Felix Rosenqvist (SWE)||FRO|
|20||Panasonic Jaguar Racing (GBR)||Jaguar I-Type II||Mitch Evans (NZL)||EVA|
|23||Mahindra Racing (IND)||Mahindra M4Electro||Nick Heidfeld (DEU)||HEI|
|25||TECHEETAH (CHN)||Renault Z.E. 17||Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA)||VER|
|27||Andretti Formula E (USA)||Andretti ATEC-03||Tom Blomqvist (GBR)||BLO|
|28||Andretti Formula E (USA)||Andretti ATEC-03||Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT)||DAC|
|36||DS Virgin Racing (GBR)||DS Virgin DSV-03||Alex Lynn (GBR)||LYN|
|66||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler (DEU)||Audi e-tron FE04||Daniel Abt (DEU)||ABT|
|68||NIO Formula E Team (GBR)||NextEV NIO Sport 003||Luca Filippi (ITA)||FIL|