Formula E Becomes a World Championship

Formula E has been granted world championship status by the FIA, in a vote that will see the series recognised as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from the start of the 2020/21 season.

The big wigs gathered at a meeting in Paris to vote on a move to make Formula E the only other open-wheel FIA world championship. Transitioning to the highest level in the FIA sanctioned single-seater hierarchy, means the most competitive line-up of teams and drivers in motorsport will compete for the newly named ABB FIA Formula E World Championship title next season.

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The announcement comes off the back of Formula E’s most successful season to date – with nine different race winners and growing audience figures – and shortly after the opening two rounds of season six and the much-anticipated arrival of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche at the SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix.