How season 8 of Formula E has played out so far
Written by William Stephens, edited by Vyas Ponnuri
As the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship approaches its final race weekend in Seoul, now is an excellent time to reflect on what has happened leading up to this point.
Let's start with the Driver's Championship. After a strong start, Mercedes EQ driver and defending champion Nyck De Vries has had a relatively poor season, whereas teammate Stoffel Vandoorne is leading the standings, with one hand on the title. He needs to outscore his rivals in race one to take the title. Mitch Evans of Jaguar sits second in the standings, and still stands a chance of winning the title, though he is 36 points behind Vandoorne. Narrowly behind is Edoardo Mortara in the Venturi, who will need a stellar weekend to try and take the title. He sits 41 points behind championship leader Vandoorne.
Moving across to the Constructors, it's Mercedes EQ who lead the way as they did in season 7, and are just a handful of points away from securing the title. They are ahead of their customer team, Venturi. DS Techeetah is third as it stands, 11 points behind Venturi. Jaguar may still be in contention for the drivers but are limited to a third at best, being 44 points behind DS.
Antonio Giovinazzi, who was fresh from Formula 1, has had an uncompetitive season with a poor-performing car that is not as efficient as the competition, and is more prone to not finishing than finishing, However, it hasn't been a complete no-show from the Italian, who put in a spectacular effort to qualify third at the second London E-Prix, beating Nyck De Vries in a duel.
Dan Ticktum has also been consistently towards the back in the NIO 333 car, which also hasn't been a top-performing team. He has a singular point to his name, which came at the second Rome E-Prix.
Oliver Askew in the Avalanche Andretti car is the top performing rookie as it stands, with 14 points to his name, and a best finish of fourth at the first London E-Prix, apart from points on debut in Diriyah with P9, although there is a large gap to his teammate Jake Dennis who has had a season under his belt.
The season finale and the final send-off for the current Gen2 cars will take place at the new layout track in Seoul, South Korea, which is set to be quite the spectacle with the championship still on the line, and one final push for the teams and drivers to end the year on a high.