Go to any car dealership and you will see that all-electric vehicles are now part of the line-up, with the number of new models expected to grow with each passing year. With that in mind, it is perhaps no real surprise that there is a racing championship devoted to electric cars, which is known as Formula E. At first glance, the FE vehicles look like F1 cars, but they are exceptionally quiet once they start racing. It takes a moment to get used to the lack of roaring engines, but once you get into it, you’ll find that the racing is just as exciting. The new FE season opens this weekend with a pair of races in Diriyah. Let’s take a look at some of the teams and drivers for the upcoming season so you can get all ready to make your bets against their Formula E odds.
Formula E Betting Analysis for the 2021 Diriyah E-Prix
Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
Lucas di Grassi is the man to watch in this team. He was the champion in 2016/17 and is widely regarded as one of the most successful drivers in the sport. In the 69 races in his career, he has landed on the podium 32 times, including 10 as a winner. He is joined by Rene Rast on the Audi Sport team.
BMW I Andretti Motorsport
BMW will have a rookie on their team this season, with Jake Dennis doing enough in test and simulator sessions to warrant a starting spot. He will join Max Geunther, who made history when he won a race in Santiago in just his third start for BMW. He became the youngest driver to ever win a Formula E race when he took the checkered flag there.
Envision Virgin Racing
Nick Cassidy, the current Japanese Super Formula Champion will join Envision this season alongside Robin Frijns. This will be season number three for Frijns, who finished strong last season to finish 12th in the overall driver standings.
It will be Sergio Sette Camara and Nico Mueller starting for the Dragon/Penske team. After playing a bit of a part-time role and filling in for a couple of races, it will be a full-time gig for Camara, who impressed in rookie testing.
This is the team that won the team title last season, and they look like a very good bet to do it again. They will reigning champion Antonio Felix de Costa joining Jean-Eric Vergne, the only driver to have won a Formula E title more than once. This is the team and drivers to beat this season.
Another strong team here, with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries racing for Mercedes again. This team finished third in the overall team standings last season, so expect another strong showing in 2021, as they look to challenge for the top.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing
After seven seasons with Envision, Sam Bird is making the jump to Panasonic Jaguar for 2021, which makes this team an instant challenger. Bird has won at least one race in each of his seasons in the sport, so he is very much a valuable addition.
Those are just some of the teams and driver competing in the 2021 Formula E season, which is set to begin this weekend with a pair of races.