ABB FIA Formula E

Formula e race action. [FIA Formula e Photo]

Formula e race action. [FIA Formula e Photo]

By Eddie LePine

Season 5 (already?) of the ABB FIA Formula E series is winding down, with just three races at two locations left on the 2019 calendar. Next up will be the Swiss E Prix on June 22 followed by the season ending double header in New York City on July 13-14.

After winning Audi’s home race in Berlin, Germany at the last round, Lucas Di Grassi of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler sits second in the championship standings, with Jean-Eric Vergne of the DS Techeetah Formula E Team leading (102 to 96 points). Rounding out the top three with a real shot at the championship is Andre Lotterer, also of the DS Techeetah Formula E Team.

The 11 teams along with the 22 cars and drivers will take over New York in July for the season finale and I will be there to cover it. I was a very early supporter of Formula E as when it first started I saw it as the wave of the future, and now five seasons in it looks like I have been proven correct.

I have been involved in motorsports for many, many years and love all kinds of competition. One week I will be at an Indy Car race, the next week an IMSA event, the following week a vintage event. I love them all, and Formula E is just the next logical evolution of motorsport, and I am pleased to be a fan.

The cars have gotten faster, the batteries have improved (only one car now needed to complete a race) and every year the crowds have continued to grow and grow.

Get on board, folks. Formula E is the future of motorsports, whether you are ready or not.

Without doubt, the series is seeing tremendous fan and manufacturer support and all of the best drivers in the world are trying to line up drives in this rapidly growing form of motorsport.

If you are going to be in the New York area the middle of July, be sure to make plans to see the future of motorsport and a couple of pretty intense races – The ABB FIA Formula E.

See you there.

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