15 Jul 19

Winners revealed: Formula E's end of 2018/19 season awards

After the most intense and unpredictable seasons in the history of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, we celebrate the heroes on and off-track in the end of season awards in New York City. 

Climate Champion Award

While the battle for the Championship title is complete, the battle against climate change still rages on. Created to promote the adoption and development of electric mobility, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is doing its part to raise awareness and tackle inner-city air pollution. The teams within Formula E are also doing their fair share in the race for clearer air - and together with the Climate Group and their EV100 program which promotes the widespread of electric vehicles, this award is to acknowledge all their efforts.

Winner: Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Presented by:  Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, North America of the Climate Group

BEST Qualifier 

Over the course of the season, Qualifying has been key. With the power to make or break title hopes, the award for the best qualifier goes to someone who is undoubtedly fast under pressure and can outperform their rivals when only one lap counts - a true street racer.

Winner: Sebastien Buemi, Nissan e.dams
Presented by: Marco Parroni, Head of Global Sponsorship at Julius Baer


WOW MOMENT OF THE YEAR

In the wake of one of the most intense and unpredictable seasons of inner-city street racing, it's been a challenge to choose a stand out 'wow' moment - there's been quite a few. Taking the award after one of the most intense finishes in the history of motorsport was Lucas di Grassi for his finish line overtake of Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein in Mexico City. 

Winner: Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler 
Presented by:  Rodrigo Barjas Amado,  Head of Mobility Division – Global Market Development & Applied Technology at CBMM Niobium

Modis Engineer of the Year 

In Formula E, it’s fair to say there’s a more than enough on-track action. But Formula E is a team game, and it’s the engineers back in the garage who keep a driver’s championship hopes alive. That team work and innovation is behind the Modis engineer of the year award.

Winner: Alberto Blanco, Mahindra Racing
Presented by:  Alain Dehaze , Adecco Group global CEO


BEST social media activation

Celebrating the teams behind the electric street racing series' ever-growing social following, the best social media activation award is fast becoming the most sought after award off the track. Scooping the award was Indian automotive giant and race team Mahindra Racing for it's unique Bollywood campaign. 

Winner: Mahindra Racing for Formula E goes Bollywood
Presented by: Christoph Sieder, Head of Corporate Communications at ABB   

Teams' champion 

After enduring a biblical battle over a rollercoaster season, Chinese team DS Techeetah finally pulled through in the final race of the 2018/19 season to clinch the teams' championship title. Close behind in second was Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler and Envision Virgin Racing in third. 

Winner: DS Techeetah
Presented by:  Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer of Formula E, Alberto Longo

Drivers' champion 

Breaking through one of the most unpredictable seasons of all-electric street racing takes nerves of steel, ultimate focus and a dedicated team. After a monumental battle came down to the wire on the streets of Brooklyn, it was DS Techeetah's Jean-Eric Vergne who made history in the series by securing his second Championship title. Close behind in second was Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi and Nissan e.dams' Sebastien Buemi in third.

Winner: Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Techeetah
Presented by: Alejandro Agag, Formula E Founder and CEO