The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the new ‘Gen 2 Evo’ car which will make its debut in Season 7 in 2020/21.
Formula E moved towards a futuristic-looking Gen 2 car, which was introduced in Season 5 in 2018/19. In a space of two seasons, the electric racing series is ready for an upgrade as they unveiled the ‘Gen 2 Evo’ car, which will be used from Season 7 onward in 2020/21.
Since the first season of Formula E, it has only used Spark SRT01e and the SRT05 chassis and this is evolution to the latter. The most significant change is the front-end tyres having no cover, to make it an ‘open-wheel’ car, just as the other single-seater machines.
Among others, the front wing has been revised, so as to lessen the impact of contacts where any slight touch would cause bigger damage. At the same time, it features a fin on the rear – common in F1 cars – plus distinctive curved rear wing as well.
“The Gen2 already stands out as one of the most striking race cars to hit the track, and just as the name implies, the Gen2 EVO is another evolution of the distinctive design,” said Founder & Chairman of Formula E Alejandro Agag.
“As we did with the first-generation car, the Gen2 EVO has been given reprofiled bodywork to make it look more sleek and agile. This car will forever go down in the history books as the first to challenge for an ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
“I’d like to thank FIA President Jean Todt and his team for making this evolution take shape. Its futuristic design once again showcases Formula E as the category for innovation in both technological advances and appearance.”
Meanwhile, FIA President Jean Todt stated: “The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is in only its sixth season of competition, yet the technology within it has come a long way, and can benefit all road users. I am pleased that as it transitions to world championship status, we see a further evolution of the Gen2 car – the Gen2 EVO – with an exciting new look.
“It is this progressive approach that has contributed to the expansion of the grid and increasing competitiveness of the championship, which continues to go from strength to strength and which is paving the way for the future of sustainable urban mobility.”
The championship’s livery has also changed with the Gen 2 Evo car to be present at Geneva International Motor Show on March 3. Ahead of the 2019/20 Formula E season, the series confirmed that the current Gen 2 machines will continue until Season 8.
The 2019/20 Formula E season will be the last for the Gen 2 car with the Gen 2 Evo making its debut next year. The current season has Mercedes’ Stoffel Vandoorne heading the drivers’ standings, while BMW Andretti is leading the teams’ championship.
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