Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries is Formula E World Champion
In their second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Mercedes-EQ team have scored two world champion titles. Nyck de Vries took the drivers’ title after the season finale in Berlin, while his Mercedes-EQ team also secured the world championship title for teams. Even so, the future of the Mercedes works team […]
BMW to withdraw from Formula E
A few days after Audi, BMW has also announced its withdrawal from Formula E. They will end their involvement in the electric racing series at the end of the coming season to sharpen their focus on series production, the Munich-based company announced.
Volkswagen steps out of motorsports
While Volkswagen eMobility board member Thomas Ulbrich is leaving the Group next year, electric mobility is precipitating Volkswagen’s change in position on motorsports. The German carmaker is leaving the motorsport arena to gather its strength for electric mobility.
Audi to leave Formula E and join Dakar Rally
Audi has reorganised its motorsport activities and announced its participation in the 2022 Dakar Rally. For the rally program with a hybrid race car, the German luxury carmaker and its factory team will withdraw from Formula E at the end of 2021.
GCK Motorsport reveals electric & H2 rally cars
GCK Motorsport has announced a battery-electric rally car to debut next year during the Dakar Rally. The company is also developing a hydrogen-powered rally car that they will introduce in 2022 to be ready for action in 2023 or 2024.
Hyraze League to establish racing on green hydrogen
A consortium of German partners will establish the Hyraze League as the world’s first automobile racing series to use hydrogen from sustainable sources. The concept now presented envisions 588 hydrogen-powered cars competing using eco-tech both in the real world and online.
Electric kick scooter racing to launch in 2021
From 2021, a new and unprecedented racing series is set to cause a sensation: the eSkootr Championship. Racing drivers and other competitive athletes will compete on special courses in international cities with electric kick-scooters capable of speeds of up to 100 km/h.
Impulse for new Formula E team from Italy
The Italian businessman Gianfranco Pizzuto plans to enter Formula E with his own team in Imecar Elektronik. The aim is to participate in the 2021 or 2022 season, but there are still a few hurdles to overcome before then – such as financing or unavailable grid positions.