In order to make the Monaco stop even more special, ABB, the global title partner of the FIA Formula E World Championship, announced this week that it was going to honour the extraordinary level of intelligent and efficient driving on display in the most innovative motorsport series in the world.
The ABB Driver of Progress award will recognise the driver who successfully balances the demands between pace, overtaking and energy efficiency to ultimately make up the most positions in a race. A league table recording the positions gained by every driver will be revealed immediately after each of the eight remaining races. The driver finishing the season with the most positions gained across all 16 races will be named the ABB Driver of Progress for Season 9.
Rewarding intelligent, dynamic and efficient racing
The new award will spotlight Formula E drivers who demonstrate the highest degree of skill and efficiency, regardless of starting position on the grid or where they finish on the podium and is sure to reveal powerful examples of outstanding competitive driving performance.
Positions gained per driver will be added over the 16-race season to produce an overall winner who will be named ABB Driver of Progress. Losing places or failing to finish a race for any reason will result in a zero score.
Lotterer in the lead, ahead of Wehrlein
Heading into Round 9 in Monaco, Andre Lotterer (Avalanche Andretti) tops the ABB Driver of Progress table with 46 positions gained in eight races to date, ahead of Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche), the current leader of the Drivers’ World Championship, with 43 positions gained.