That Porsche dumped the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans in favour of Formula E is, frankly, no surprise, for after winning the sportscar championship in 2015 and '16 and being on track to repeat it this season - plus taking its tally to 19 Le Mans 24 Hours victories, the last three on the trot - what else is in store for the prestige German sporting marque other than being squarely beaten by what is considered a humdrum consumer brand in the shape of Toyota?
The fact that Porsche has chosen to compete in FE does not, however, mean that Zuffenhausen is lost to Formula 1, for close Stuttgart neighbour Mercedes will soon be participating in both the fossil-fuel and electric championships - while Renault, confirmed as 2017 FE teams' champion on Sunday, from last year added F1 to its electric campaign.
Formula E welcomes a mix of past, present and future for the 2021-2022 season. The old guard facing off against a sprinkling of newcomers, a fresh qualifying format amid a sporting rules shake-up and a range of minor tweaks to the existing all-electric machines are all subplots to the final campaign before the next generation arrives
Electing not to share data with its competitive customer team would have been a straightforward means of gaining an edge on at least one of Mercedes' Formula E rivals last season. But by reciprocating the relationship forged under its initial HWA guise, when it was a customer to Venturi, both teams have reaped the rewards
With its ultra-successful sister team in Formula 1 and a support network providing some of the best minds and resources in the business, Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James knew his squad had all the winning ingredients. But mixing it together was no easy feat and required key attributes to be grown from within
OPINION: Few figures in racing today divide opinion like Dan Ticktum. The Formula 2 race-winner now has the chance to wipe his professional slate clean with his move into Formula E, but it won't be easy at the squad which has brought up the rear for the past three years. Here are the three key criteria he must meet to make a lasting impression on the series
By virtue of its Formula 1 success, Mercedes was expected to rise to power in Formula E before long. That it won both the drivers' and manufacturers' championships this year, after only two seasons as a full works effort, belies a tricky path littered with potential pitfalls
OPINION: Circuit racing has traditionally favoured front- or rear-wheel-drive setups, eschewing the equal distribution of power. But for Formula E and other electric-powered series, our columnist believes it’s a perfect fit
The Wolffs have carved their own paths in motorsport, leading their respective teams to success in Formula 1 and Formula E. But the two came together last month as their drivers finished first and second in the FE drivers' championship - a feat they are hugely proud of. In a rare joint interview, they reflect on a remarkable season
OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was one without a narrative for much of the season, with no single car or driver able to break away from the pack. That makes choosing a top 10 especially difficult, particularly as the qualifying format meant some worthy performers were unable to enjoy their day in the sun
Robin Frijns fears he could lose Formula E drive with Andretti
Possible future Fiat Formula E entry would not be with Ferrari name