The ninth season of Formula E begins on Saturday in Mexico City. They are 22nd on the starting line to succeed defending champion Stoffel Vandoorne of Belgium. Genevan Edoardo Mortara and Vaudois Sébastien Buemi will be part of it. Roman discovers new rules and, above all, a new car.
The Spark SRT 05E, a generation two car, gives way to the Spark Gen3. This new car will benefit from a maximum power of 300 kW while racing, outside attack mode, and a top speed of 322 km/h.
Fanboost, a system that allows a propeller to get sucked into the race by offering a temporary power boost to the three pilots with the most votes, was abandoned.
Mueller and Silvestro are also in the game
Nico Muller (30) is back in the category after his departure during Season 7. Thounois will head to ABT CUPRA with Dutchman Robin Frijns as a member of the squad.
Simona de Silvestro (34), also from Thounoise, works for the Porsche team as reserve driver. The owners of the stable are the Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa and the German Pascal Wehrlein.