Jean-Eric Vergne, double Formula E champion, is the only French representative in season 8. Discover the 11 teams and 22 drivers on the grid.
Since the start of the 2021 season, Formula E benefits from the world championship label of the FIA. In 2022, the discipline blows out its eighth candle with a calendar set at 15 races, most ” likely to change » depending on the evolution of the health crisis. It’s about same total as last year, record equaled, even if the Paris ePrix is still absent, since 2019. The French event could return in 2023 as part of a biennial.
Regarding the density of its plateau, Formula E has been on an upward trajectory in recent years, driven by new entrants. Thus, in 2021, there were no less than 24 drivers divided into 12 teams. Nevertheless, the dynamic was interrupted at the end of last season, due to the departure of two German manufacturers, Audi and BMW, the latter being associated with the Andretti team which continues the adventure. As a result, the size of the field is still of high quality, with 11 teams and 22 drivers on the grid, including ten title contenders.
Vergne, the only French driver
In the absence of Norman Nato this year, the French clan has only one representative left, in the person of Jean-Eric Vergne. Double champion in 2018 and 2019, the native of Pontoise continues to team up, within DS Techeetah, with the Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa, crowned in 2020. Reigning world champion, Dutchman Nyck de Vries still defends the colors of Mercedes with the Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne. Among the 22 pilots at the start of this season 8, there are three beginners, all from single-seaters: Antonio Giovinazzi (F1), Dan Ticktum (F2) and Oliver Askew (Indycar).
Find in the list below the field of the Formula E world championship 2022, with the teams listed in order of the final 2021 standings.
- 17 – Nyck De Vries (NLD) – Champion du monde 2021
- 5 – Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) – Vice-champion 2020
- 10 – Sam Bird (GBR) – 3e of the 2018 championship
- 9 – Mitch Evans (NZL) – 4e of the 2021 championship
- 13 – Antonio Felix da Costa (POR) – Champion 2020
- 25 – Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) – Champion 2018 and 2019
- 4 – Robin Frijns (NLD) – 4e of the 2019 championship
- 37 – Nick Cassidy (NZL)
- 27 – Jake Dennis (GBR) – 3rde of the 2021 championship
- 28 – Oliver Askew (USA) – Beginner
- 48 – Edoardo Mortara (SUI) – Vice-champion 2021
- 11 – Lucas Di Grassi (BRE) – Champion 2017
- 36 – André Lotterer (ALL)
- 94 – Pascal Werhlein (ALL)
- 30 – Oliver Rowland (GBR) – 5e of the 2020 championship
- 29 – Alexander Sims (GBR)
- 23 – Sebastien Buemi (SUI) – Champion 2016
- 22 – Maximilian Günther (ALL)
- 7 – Sergio Sette Camara (BRE)
- 99 – Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) – Débutant
- 3 – Oliver Turvey (GBR)
- 33 – Dan Ticktum (GBR) – Beginner
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