eleven teams set to compete in formula e's fifth season

16:00    02 Sep 2018

Jean-Eric Vergne

Formula E has announced the eleven teams which will compete in the fifth season.

Frenchman Jean-Éric Vergne of DS Techeetah took victory in Season 4 Drivers' Championship, while Brazilian driver Lucas di Grassi of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler finished second.

"With Season 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship wrapped up and put to bed, it's time to look towards a new era of all-electric street racing in the form of Season 5. With new rules, new cities, 22 brand new Gen2 cars and, crucially, new teams, it's going to be one hell of a ride," a statement on the official Formula E website read.

Eleven teams are set to compete in Season 5 and this will be the first time in the series' history that the number of teams exceeds 10, with a record 22 cars featuring on the grid of the first race in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 15, 2018.

Team Entry List - FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team
BMW I Andretti Motorsport
DS Techeetah
Virgin Racing
Mahindra Racing
NIO Formula E Team
Nissan e.dams
Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Venturi Formula E Team

"Ahead of Ad Diriyah, official pre-season testing will take place at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, from October 16-19 where all Gen2 cars will run together for the first time. The circuit will be open for fans who have registered to attend," another statement on the official Formula E website read.

Catch the 2018 Blancpain GT Series show on Fox Sports 2 on Friday at 01h30 CAT.

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