Formula E Season Finale in London
Last week Formula E arrived in London for the final stop of Season 9. The ExCel London was host to this unique inside and outside circuit. All was to play for in both the drivers and teams’ championships, which gave us two days packed with high emotions and intense racing.
On Saturday Brit Jake Dennis, who has been consistently excellent all season, was crowned Formula E World Champion, securing Avalanche Andretti Formula E’s first Championship win.
The wet weather on Sunday created tricky conditions, and despite the Drivers’ Championship concluding the day before, the Team Championship was very much alive. Envision Racing 's Nick Cassidy finished P1 with Jaguar TCS Racing's Mitch Evans finishing second, which secured the Team Championship for Envision.
Off the track extra sparkle was added to the atmosphere with famous faces from the world of sport and entertainment – Sir Chris Hoy joined the presentation team adding great insight and Jaden Smith handed out the winner’s trophy.
Earlier on in the week Formula E’s GENBETA car smashed the indoor land speed record by more than 50km/h, hitting a top speed of 218.7km/h (135.9mph). Congratulations to Jake Hughes of NEOM McLaren Racing Formula E Team for achieving Guinness World Records status. Thanks to Nick Birtwistle and Nick Stroudley for their help in producing that shoot.
What an amazing season it’s been, the Gen3 car has created some incredible wheel to wheel racing in 11 cities, including new locations in Brazil, India and South Africa.
Huge thanks and congratulations to Alejandro Agag, Jeff Dodds, Aarti Dabas, Tim Glass, Dan Cherowbrier, George Tidmarsh, Pippa Ninnes, Toby Jenn, Richard Baker and their teams for continued hard work, vision and drive to create this hugely successful and ambitious product.
Extra thanks to the Formula E Tech Team, Eric Ernst and Gravity Media, Al Kamel Systems S.L. and Timeline Television for executing a highly complex broadcast production.