The electric buzz is back as Formula E returns with the first race of Season 10 in Mexico City. After a fiercely competitive Season 9 that saw Jake Dennis clinch his first world title, anticipation is soaring for the 2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix. With rivalries reignited and new driver line-ups, this season promises to be another nail-biting rollercoaster of electric racing action.
Season 10 Storylines: The GEN3 Revolution
Last year, Formula E introduced the GEN3, a game-changing electric race car that shattered records in its inaugural season. With seven different winners and 11 drivers on the podium across 16 rounds, Season 9 was a testament to the GEN3’s prowess. Teams have spent the off-season fine-tuning their GEN3 race cars, and this season, more drivers than ever believe they have a shot at the world title. The stage is set for a thrilling showdown.
Jaguar vs. Porsche, Envision vs. Andretti: A Battle to Remember
Season 9 witnessed epic battles in both the Teams’ and Drivers’ World Championships, with Jake Dennis (Andretti) and Envision Racing emerging victorious. What’s intriguing is that these wins came from Porsche and Jaguar customer outfits, respectively. Andretti, powered by Porsche, claimed the title, while Envision, a Jaguar-powered team, triumphed.
This season, the competition intensifies as Nick Cassidy, a key player in Envision’s success, joins the factory Jaguar TCS Racing team, forming a formidable partnership with Mitch Evans. It’s a hyped driver line-up that could reshape the championship landscape.
Season 10 Driver Line-Ups: A Shakeup
As the first race in Mexico City approaches, the driver line-ups have seen significant changes. Only three of the 11 teams maintain their pairings from Season 9. The grid is brimming with talent and potential surprises with Nick Cassidy at Jaguar TCS Racing, Nyck de Vries’ return, and several other notable transfers.
Nyck de Vries Returns: A Homecoming Challenge
Nyck de Vries, the Season 8 champion, returns to Formula E after a stint in Formula 1. Stepping into a new era of electric racing, he joins Mahindra Racing alongside Edoardo Mortara. The seasoned champion faces a challenge in adapting to the GEN3 car and a fiercely competitive field.
Maserati’s Hopes Rest on Maximilian Günther
After a resurgence in Season 9, Maserati pins its hopes on Maximilian Günther again. Günther’s stellar performance in Jakarta and Rome rejuvenated the team. Joining him is Indian rookie Jehan Daruvala, adding an exciting dimension to the competition.
Return to Mexico City: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
The 2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix marks the eighth visit to the iconic Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit. Renowned for its mix of long straights and technical sections, the circuit promises thrilling racing action. This year, a new chicane and a relocated ATTACK MODE activation zone add extra challenges for the drivers.
Sustainability Matters: Going Green
Formula E remains committed to sustainability, with the event in Mexico City powered entirely by sustainably sourced HVO fuel. This net-zero carbon event reflects Formula E’s dedication to reducing and offsetting emissions, positively impacting the environment.
New Television Presenters Line-Up
Formula E’s TV coverage boasts a dynamic team this season, including lead presenter Jermaine Jenas and pundits James Rossiter, David Coulthard, and Karun Chandhok. Nicki Shields returns as a reporter, with Tom Brooks and Ryan Myrehn providing engaging commentary. In the USA, The Recharge, a Roku exclusive show, offers fans an in-depth look at race highlights and driver strategies.
Schedule: Where, When, and How to Watch
Don’t miss the action! The 2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix begins on Friday, January 12, with Free Practice 1. Qualifying and the race follow on Saturday, January 13. Live coverage is available through the Formula E app and Race Centre, providing live timing, interactive track maps, session highlights, exclusive interviews, and detailed reports.
The 2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix heralds the start of a thrilling Season 10 in Formula E. With a new generation of cars, fierce rivalries, sustainability efforts, and an exciting TV line-up, the championship promises fans an unforgettable experience. Stay tuned for the electrifying action as the world’s premier electric racing series kicks into high gear!