Following an annoucement in 2012 that McLaren is to design and build the powertrain for the first Formula E cars, it has now been revealed that MIA member Dallara is to develop a new monocoque for the series.
Frédéric Vasseur, president of Spark Racing Technology (SRT), official supplier to the FIA Formula E Championship, said, “In his capacity as manufacturer, Dallara has accompanied me throughout my professional life and it is with great pleasure that SRT will join him and benefit from his expertise and know-how.”
Drayson Racing Technologies is the first team to be officially proposed to the FIA as one of the 10 teams, which will take part in the Championship. The UK-based outfit will run with two drivers in the inaugural season of the Championship in 2014.
During 2013, Drayson will work with Spark and Formula E Holdings to test the Formula E customer car and to promote the championship around the world.
In 2015, Drayson plans to construct a new drivetrain developed from the advanced DRT 4X2-640 electric system featured in the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV car.
Two host locations have been revealed including Rio and Rome – a total of 10 race locations worldwide are planned.