After a few months on break and a few updates to the rules and teams, Formula E starts their fourth season this weekend with two races in Hong Kong – one on Saturday, one on Sunday. Last year’s champion Lucas Di Grassi will see if he can defend his win from Sebastian Buemi, who was dominant all season but ended up in second place after missing two crucial races in New York City. Buemi’s team, Renault e.dams, is back to defend their three-straight team titles – the only team to win a championship since the series began.
There are a few changes this year, but the technological changes are only slight, with max power output increasing from 170kW to 180kW. The big shakeup will happen next year, as more manufacturers join the competition and the cars get a new chassis, new battery and 250kW of power. Nevertheless, the racing should continue to be close and exciting as it has been since the sport’s inception in 2014.
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