All the key off-track details for motorsport's foremost all-electric championship and its 11 teams.
In 2024 Formula E embarks on its 10th season, a remarkable milestone for a series that has made considerable progress over the past decade.
With new chief executive Jeff Dodds at the helm, 2024 is a decidedly different year for the all-electric championship. Often content with its position as the foremost electric world championship in motorsport, this season will see a step forward in more ways than one.
Firstly, the race schedule includes first-ever visits to Tokyo in Japan and Shanghai in China, while Portland expands to two races as part of Formula E’s US visit. Italy’s Misano also joins the calendar in place of a street circuit in Rome.
This last point is notable as the championship is shifting towards racing on traditional circuits – six of the 17 rounds during the coming season will take place away from street circuits. Formula E will always have its grounding in racing on city streets, but this represents a concerted move to be taken more seriously by traditional motorsport fans.
Another reason the series could be moving towards a mix of circuits is the unpredictability of dealing with city centre races, as shown by the cancellation of the Hyderabad E-Prix in India ahead of this season.
Formula E’s desire to target traditional fans will also manifest itself in more aggressive marketing this year. Signs of this approach were first evidenced during Formula One’s inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, when Formula E released an article explaining the importance of designing and building a street circuit with safety and excitement in mind the day before the race.
In the UK, Formula E will be behind a paywall on TNT Sports, but the series continues to target free-to-air coverage in key markets, as seen with recent deals in Germany, Austria, France, and Italy. The series has also signed off on significant contracts in the US with Roku and CMG in China.
This year, 11 teams will take to the Formula E grid. The Nio 333 Racing team have opted for a rebrand this season, instead competing as the ERT Formula E team. Elsewhere, all other teams remain consistent with last year, but Andretti have lost title partner Avalanche.
From a commercial perspective, there are 78 official partners in total across the competing teams, while Formula E itself has 12 official deals in place. Major deals with the likes of ABB, Julius Baer and Sabic all run beyond this season.
Editor’s note: Updated on 9th January 2024.