The FIA Formula E Championship is the pinnacle of electric motorsport, with all-electric single-seater race cars competing on city streets. The championship was founded with a clear mission: to accelerate innovation in electric vehicle technology and to promote sustainability. GKN is the global leader in high-performance drive systems for electric vehicles, which perfectly positions us to make a real impact in Formula E.
Races in the FIA Formula E Championship are held on twisting city-centre racetracks at lightning speed, guaranteeing fans are up close to the action.
Held in major world cities across the globe, each ePrix has an iconic skyline backdrop. The intensity of the action is enhanced even further by FanBoost, where fans can directly influence races through the power of social media. Drivers with the most votes receive an extra power burst available during the race, which can make all the difference.
The I-TYPE 2
The I-TYPE 2 is an all-electric single seater race car, delivering a rapid 0-60mph (0-100km/h) time of 2.9 seconds with a maximum speed of 225km/h (140mph).
At GKN we are developing, tuning and optimizing the drivetrain systems to help Panasonic Jaguar Racing improve the performance of the I-TYPE 2 on the racetrack.
Formula E drivers face a whole set of challenges unique to the championship, from navigating narrow, winding city-centre tracks to the constant need to juggle blistering speed with energy efficiency.
Every circuit has different demands, and the drivers at Panasonic Jaguar Racing adapt to overcome these challenges race after race.
The FIA Formula E championship is highly digital, with a clear focus on engaging online audiences through social media.
A unique feature of the championship is FanBoost. Fans vote for their favorite driver through social media, and the three drivers with the most votes get the FanBoost. This gives each driver an extra 100kJ of stored energy to use at their discretion in the second half of the race. This unique feature brings the fans right into the action with the ability to influence the outcome of each ePrix. Vote below to help our Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers win FanBoost!