Formula E

Chile, Brazil and Italy are reportedly set to host a Formula E event for the first time next year, while the electric car-racing series has also opted not to return to London.

Alejandro Agag, founder and chief executive of Formula E, has said the electric car-racing series has far surpassed its expectations by securing nine manufacturers for the 2018-19 season, having initially set a target of three competing companies by its fifth campaign.

The Formula E electric car-racing series has joined forces with the French and Moroccan governments to launch the Electric Sports Coalition (ESC).

BMW has announced it will enter the LMGTE category of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) motor racing series from the 2018 season, while the German automotive manufacturer has also agreed a new partnership with Formula E Championship electric car racing team Andretti.

The Formula E electric car-racing championship has secured its first major investment from a US manufacturer after Faraday Future today (Friday) announced a partnership with the Dragon Racing team.

The Formula E electric car-racing series has made a fresh move to embrace esports by revealing plans for an innovative virtual reality race next year.

London, Formula E’s current venue for its season-finale, is set to be dropped from the 2016-17 calendar for the electric car-racing series, with a host of new events added, including a double-header in New York.

The Formula E electric car-racing series has removed Moscow from its 2015-16 schedule due to “unforeseen circumstances” related to road closures and traffic management in the Russian capital.

The Formula E electric car-racing series and the MotoGP motorcycle-racing world championship have both unveiled projects that will focus on the growing eSports sector.

The Formula E electric auto racing championship is targeting a race in the Middle East for its third season, as it continues a gradual expansion plan.

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has furthered his connection to the Formula E electric car-racing series by becoming chairman of the organisation’s newly-created Formula E Sustainability Committee – a body that will be made up of a host of powerful businessmen.

Top-level motorsport could be set to return to Switzerland with a plan being formed to stage a round of the Formula E electric auto racing championship in Lugano.

Paris has been confirmed as Monaco’s replacement for Formula E’s second season, with organisers remaining in talks to retain four races in the Americas after Miami lost its place on the 2015-16 calendar.

Alejandro Agag, chief executive of Formula E, has revealed that more than 180 cities have registered their interest in hosting one of the electric car-racing championship’s races in the future.

Media companies Liberty Global and Discovery Communications have secured minority shareholdings in Formula E, the electric car-racing championship.

Formula E has announced the introduction of eight manufacturers for the second season of the all-electric motor racing championship, as the series seeks to encourage innovation in electric vehicle technology.

Sports lawyer Oliver Weingarten has tackled some of the most significant deals in sport, including Formula One’s Concorde Agreement and the English Premier League’s six-year battle against YouTube. He now represents teams in motor sport’s burgeoning Formula E.