22/11/2017

Countdown to Formula E Season 4 for Renault e.Dams

There is just over a week to go (Sat 3 Dec) before the Renault e.Dams team begins its assault on the 2017/18 FIA Formula E Championship in Hong Kong.
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In three seasons to date the Renault Sport affiliated team’s technology has emerged as the benchmark in the category for all-electric racing cars.

Chassis used by teams are identical but it is Renault Sport engineering’s – particularly in areas such as powertrains – that has enabled Renault e.Dams to enjoy such a high rate of success.

 

The 2016/17 season saw it win a third consecutive teams’ title thanks to the combined efforts of drivers Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost. Buemi was also unfortunate not to make it back to back drivers’ titles.

Buemi and Prost – son of Renault Formula 1 legend Alain Prost – will remain as drivers for 2017/18 (or ‘Season 4’). Prost Snr is part of the squad’s senior management.

 

However the competition in Formula E has increased again as ever more motor manufacturers become involved – each eager to take advantage of the category’s phenomenal marketing opportunities when it comes to promoting their electric car technologies around the world.

Adding to the complexities for Renault e.Dams, the FIA has increased the power of the cars from 170kw to 180w for the forthcoming season. This is expected to lead to the fastest and longest races (known as e-Prix) achieved to date…

 

However official pre-season testing held at the Valencia circuit in Spain has seemingly produced positive results with Buemi and Prost both figuring towards the sharp end of the times.

Fourteen races are scheduled for Formula E’s Season 4 – these include new fixtures in Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome where Renault e.Dams ran its car during a recent event launch.

UK-based fans wanting to watch the action live during the season can do so via BT Sport.

 

Race dates: 2017-18 FIA Formula E Championship

 

Round

Where

When

1

Hong Kong

3 December 2017

2

Hong Kong

4 December 2017

3

Marrakesh, Morocco

13 January 2018

4

Santiago, California, USA

3 February 2018

5

Mexico City, Mexico

3 March 2018

6

Sao Paulo, Brazil

17 March 2018

7

Rome, Italy

14 April 2018

8

Paris, France

28 April 2018

9

Berlin, Germany

19 May 2018

10

Zurich, Switzerland

10 June 2018

11

New York City, USA

14 July 2018

12

New York City, USA

15 July 2018

13

Montreal, Canada

28 July 2018

14

Montreal, Canada

29 July 2018