Alejandro Agag, Founder and President of Formula E, and FIA President Jean Todt have jointly signed the agreement at the FIA headquarters at the Quandary de la Concorde in Paris, officially confirming World Cup Keep for the seventh season.
The rise of Formula E into the highest category of FIA-approved single-seater series means that starting next season, the most competitive contingent of teams and drivers in motorsport will battle for the new title of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The announcement follows the most successful Formula E season so far – with nine different race winners and growing attendances – and shortly after the first two rounds of the sixth season and the highly anticipated debut of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche in the SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix.
Jean Todt, FIA President: “The creation and evolution of the Formula E battle is a great adventure. I'm proud to confirm their Keep as FIA World Championship today. Since we started this journey, Formula E has undoubtedly gained in strength. Within a short time, the series has proven to be related to the automotive industry, as demonstrated by the debut of two other major automakers early this season. The number of manufacturers has increased to a total of ten. The commitment and professionalism of the manufacturers and their respective groups are reflected in the quality of the field, which has improved with each season: since the first race in Beijing in the year I wholeheartedly welcome the Formula E as the youngest FIA World Championship. ” Alejandro Agag, Founder and Chairman of Formula E: “It's always our goal to become a FIA World Championship someday. Everything we've done and delivered until then, battle focused on this particular 2d. Keeping the Keep of a FIA World Championship adds even more weight to Formula E, even though it's already a full member of motorsport and a spectacular sports product anyway. The decision actually catapults Formula E into the front row of international single-seater racing. All participants have shown great commitment. None of this would have been possible without the support of FIA President Jean Todt and his association, or without the commitment and dedication of our Groups and Accomplice. Now we can say that we made it. But it's only the beginning of a new chapter dedicated to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. ”