Formula E’s 2024 field is complete but questions marks remain over calendar

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The occupants of all 22 cars on the grid of the 2024 Formula E season have now been confirmed, but the series still has an incomplete calendar.

Porsche announced on Tuesday they have retained the combination of Antonio Felix da Costa and Pascal Wehrlein for next year. Da Costa, the 2020 champion, will go into his second season with the team, ex-F1 driver Wehrlein his fourth.

Wehrlein won three races this year and topped the points table after 11 of the season’s 16 races. But he only stood on the podium once after winning both races of the Riyadh double-header, the second round of the season, and ended up a distant fourth in the standings.

Da Costa took one win and two other podiums to come ninth in the standings. Like his team mate, his form tailed off over the year. At one point he was as high as fourth in the championship.

DS Penske and NIO have also chosen to retain their 2023 line-ups for next season, while seven teams have replaced one of their drivers. Mahindra have an all-new line-up, having hired Edoardo Mortara from Maserati and given Formula 1 exile Nyck de Vries the chance to return to the series he was champion of in 2021.

Pre-season testing will take place at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit on four days later this month, and the first race is in Mexico City on January 13th. A double-header in Riyadh follows two weeks later.

After that FE is set to have two rounds in February. Although they have been given dates, no locations have been announced. FE races in Sao Paulo and Tokyo, which will be a new addition to the calendar, in March and the European leg of the season follows with races in Rome, Monaco and Berlin. There may be another round in Europe on 25th May, except no location has been announced for what is scheduled to be the 13th race of the season.

The next rounds are in Jakarta and at Portland, which like Mexico City is a permanent track rather than a street circuit, and both take place in June. A break of three weeks follows before the double-header season finale on London’s semi-indoors ExCel circuit in July.

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Sources have told RaceFans that Shanghai International Circuit, another permanent track and the location of F1’s Chinese Grand Prix, is in contention to fill one of the ‘TBA’ slots on the calendar.

FE has long sought a return to China, where it has not raced since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. It raced on the mainland in Beijing in 2014 and 2015, in the special administrative region of Hong Kong in 2016 and 2017, and both there and in Sanya in 2019.

2024 Formula E line-up

EnvisionRobin FrijnsSebastien Buemi
JaguarMitch EvansNick Cassidy
AndrettiJake DennisNorman Nato
PorschePascal WehrleinAntonio Felix da Costa
DS PenskeStoffel VandoorneJean-Eric Vergne
MaseratiMaximilian GuentherJehan Daruvala
NissanSacha FenestrazOliver Rowland
McLarenJake HughesSam Bird
NIOSergio Sette CamaraDan Ticktum
MahindraNyck de VriesEdoardo Mortara
Abt CupraLucas di GrassiNico Muller

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Ida Wood
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One comment on “Formula E’s 2024 field is complete but questions marks remain over calendar”

  1. How come Formula E is still struggling, after what, a decade now? with interest from so many big companies

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