The giant rookie doing FE its own way

The giant rookie doing FE its own way

The progress of Porsche and Mercedes as Formula E newbies will be one of the key storylines of 2019/20, but the two have created their programmes very differently. For Porsche, its decision to have an expanded structure could define its debut season

One storyline is going to run through the sixth season of ABB FIA Formula E in 2019/20, the respective fates of the two new teams on the grid: Porsche and Mercedes.

Each is arriving in the electric championship after rising to the top and then dominating series elsewhere. In Mercedes' case, it is still ruling Formula 1. FE is a series that seeks to head off domination through regulation - as many do - but, judging by the success spread of its most recent seasons, it is working. Success is not guaranteed in this championship, no matter how big a budget or motorsport legacy a team possesses - just ask Jaguar.

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