Formula E heads to London for season-ending doubleheader

Battersea Park in London, England, will again play host to the final two rounds of the FIA Formula E Championship this weekend.


A new champion will be crowned this weekend at the FIA Formula E season-ending doubleheader in London.

The first race will be held on Saturday, with LIVE coverage on FS1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The second race will be held on Sunday, with LIVE coverage on FS2 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, and then a replay being shown on FS1 at 5:30 p.m. ET. All broadcasts will be simulcast on the FOX Sport GO app.

While Nelson Piquet won the series’ inaugural championship, either Lucas di Grassi, Sebastien Buemi or Sam Bird will be crowned the 2015-2016 champion on Sunday.

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However, you can virtually rule Sam Bird out, as he is 59 points back of the point leader. 30 points are available in each race, but you have to take pole, get the fastest lap and win the race to accumulate all 30. In Bird’s case, he would have to do it both days and hope di Grassi and Buemi fail to score any points at all.

So let’s have a look at Lucas di Grassi and Sebastien Buemi – where di Grassi leads Buemi by just one point despite Daniel Abt refusing to let his teammate by for second while Buemi won in Berlin.

Di Grassi, who races for ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, has crossed the line in first position in four out of the eight races this season, although only three of those counted. In Mexico, di Grassi’s car was found to be underweight following the race and so he was disqualified.

Meanwhile, Buemi, who races for e.dams-Renault, has also won three out of the eight rounds this season and typically has been the fastest driver, but has also ran into a lot of issues. 14 of his 140 points this season have been accumulated from bonus points, while di Grassi hasn’t scored one.

Last year, Buemi placed first and fifth in the Saturday and Sunday races respectively in London, while di Grassi placed fourth and sixth.

With FanBoost winners not being determined until the sixth minute of the race, it’s not too late to vote for your favorite driver to get a power boost for the London ePrix. Who knows, it may help determine the champion: