As the countdown to the start of the second Formula E season in Beijing continues, here is a quick round-up of all of the latest news from the electric racing series.
Following the conclusion of season one in London at the end of June, the ten teams have since been preparing for the second campaign with private testing of their new cars, complete with in-house powertrains that are new for season two.
TEAM NAMES CONFIRMED FOR SEASON TWO
Following the confirmation of the team roster for season two at the beginning of July, Formula E has recently published an updated entry list to reflect changes to some team names.
The most recent change is for the defending teams’ champions e.dams, who will now be known as Renault e.Dams instead of e.dams-Renault.
2015-2016 FIA Formula E Season Entry List
ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport
Andretti Formula E Team
DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team
Mahindra Racing Formula E Team
NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team
Trulli Formula E Team
Venturi Formula E Team
NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF TRULLI’S LINE-UP
Earlier this week, a report from motorsport.com revealed that Vitantonio Liuzzi is poised to return to Formula E for season two, racing alongside Jarno Trulli for the Italian’s eponymous team once again.
When contacted for comment by MotorSportsTalk, a spokesperson for Trulli Formula E Team said: “There is no official team confirmation of Trulli drivers for next season as of yet.”
Liuzzi raced for Trulli at five rounds of the inaugural Formula E season, but was unable to take part in the final double header in London due to a clash with a prior commitment. His place was taken by Alex Fontana at Battersea Park.
FREE ADMISSION FOR FANS TO PRE-SEASON TESTING
Formula E has confirmed that admission to the three tests at Donington Park in England across the course of August will be free for fans, albeit subject to a registration on the series’ website.
Three two-day tests are planned in the next month – August 10-11, August 17-18 and August 24-25 – and will give the teams a chance to see how they fare out on track against their rivals.
For more information on entrance to pre-season testing, click here.
THE CHAMPIONS’ STORIES
In the past week, Formula E has released two short videos profiling the stories of the champions from season one.
Take a look below at how Nelson Piquet Jr and e.dams won the drivers’ and teams’ championships respectively.