Formula E granted World Championship status

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94 WEHRLEIN Pascal (deu), Mahindra Racing, action during the ABB Formula E Championshop official pre-season test of season six at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on October 15, 16, 17 and 18 of 2019, Spain. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has granted World Championship status to the electric racing league starting with the 2020-2021 season, making it the only FIA single-seat competition.

The championship will be known as ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and the driver who wins will be deemed a world champion. Although there is no mention of the championship getting any practical benefits from the title.

The steady build of audience and the high profile companies like Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are factors that may have influenced the decision. 

Formula E would be an eco-friendly league and whether it will eclipse F1 in popularity will be known in the new future.