Saturday 13th September 2014
The inaugural Formula E championship, a class of auto racing, sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and the highest class of competition for single-seater electrically powered racing cars, was staged in Beijing. The race was won by Lucas Di Grassi, after Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost crashed out on the final corner. In the course of the season, there were 7 different race winners: Sébastien Buemi (three times), Sam Bird (twice), Nelson Piquet Jr. (twice), António Félix da Costa, Nicolas Prost, Jérôme d’Ambrosio and Lucas Di Grassi. The championship was decided with the last race in London, where Nelson Piquet Jr. became the first Formula E champion, only a single point ahead of Sébastien Buemi.