Formula E
Formula E
24 Apr
Next event in
10 days
R
Valencia ePrix II
25 Apr
Next event in
11 days
R
Monaco ePrix
08 May
Next event in
24 days
R
Marrakesh ePrix
22 May
Next event in
38 days
05 Jun
Next event in
52 days
R
Santiago ePrix II
06 Jun
Next event in
53 days

Toro Rosso target Albon named on FE entry list

Toro Rosso Formula 1 target Alexander Albon has been named on the FIA's Formula E season entry list with the Nissan e.dams team.

Toro Rosso target Albon named on FE entry list

Albon signed a multi-year deal with the works FE outfit in the summer, but did not take part in pre-season testing as Red Bull sought to sign the British-Thai driver to its junior team in F1.

Red Bull and Nissan have been in negotiations since then, but there is yet to be formal confirmation that Nissan is willing to release Albon to replace current Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley.

The FIA published the 2018/19 FE season entry list on Friday, the latest possible date allowed per the sporting regulations.

However, the teams had to submit the names of their drivers and their relevant details, including race licence and FE-specific 'eLicence', by October 24.

That explains why Albon is still on the full-season entry list, even though there may have been progress within the two parties' negotiations and Nissan's pursuit of a replacement.

FE teams still have until the start of December, two weeks before the Ad Diriyah opener, to name their drivers for the first race of the season.

Motorsport.com understands that Albon is not expected to feature on that list and will be replaced by Oliver Rowland, who deputised for Albon in pre-season testing.

Albon has raced in Formula 2 this season with DAMS, the junior single-seater arm of the e.dams operation that will run Nissan's factory entry.

He is currently second in the standings and due to complete that campaign in support of the Abu Dhabi GP next week.

Last month, Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost said no decision on driver line-up was expected from Red Bull before the end of the F1 season.

Another oddity on the entry list is Mahindra naming Felix Rosenqvist, who will only take part in the season opener before Pascal Wehrlein joins the team for his debut at the second round in Marrakech. 

shares
comments
Vettel should gain strength from "unfinished business"

Previous article

Vettel should gain strength from "unfinished business"

Next article

How a Formula 1 team can go off the rails

How a Formula 1 team can go off the rails
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1 , Formula E
Drivers Alex Albon
Teams AlphaTauri
Author Scott Mitchell
How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome Prime

How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome

Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow

Formula E
Apr 12, 2021
What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future Prime

What Nissan's commitment to Gen3 reveals about Formula E's future

Formula E's Gen3 era grid continues to take shape, after Nissan opted to commit to the series for another four years. Nissan's global chief operating officer explains why it has thrown its lot in with FE while other high-profile marques have decided to call it quits.

Formula E
Mar 24, 2021
Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start Prime

Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start

With the new Formula E season belatedly getting underway in Saudi Arabia, the championship appeared to try to make up for lost time with an overspill of action and controversy on and off the track. While some talking points could have serious repercussions, it was an explosive opener for many reasons.

Formula E
Mar 1, 2021
The eight major plotlines to watch in Formula E 2021 Prime

The eight major plotlines to watch in Formula E 2021

The delayed 2020-21 Formula E season gets underway this week with a double-header in Saudi Arabia. The testing times were too close to call a favourite, but that's not the only area of interest to follow as the championship enters a crucial year

Formula E
Feb 25, 2021
Why Formula E's 2021 season will be a crucial litmus test Prime

Why Formula E's 2021 season will be a crucial litmus test

As off-track politics threatens to overshadow events on it, the upcoming Formula E season is perhaps its most important since the championship's inception. And that's a shame, given that the focus should be on what promises to be its closest title fight yet.

Formula E
Feb 24, 2021
How Mercedes and Porsche can avoid a difficult second FE album Prime

How Mercedes and Porsche can avoid a difficult second FE album

Mercedes and Porsche compete to win and have done so across the board: in Formula 1, sportscars, the Dakar Rally and endurance road races - even working together to break land speed records. Next in the crosshairs is the Formula E teams' championship crown.

Formula E
Feb 17, 2021
What Formula E must do for McLaren to act on its attraction Prime

What Formula E must do for McLaren to act on its attraction

News that McLaren is formally considering a Formula E move is a much-needed boost for a series that took some punches at the end of 2020. But to allay any doubts that Zak Brown may have, FE must take action on its biggest potential stumbling block

Formula E
Jan 11, 2021
Why BMW and Audi have pulled the plug on Formula E Prime

Why BMW and Audi have pulled the plug on Formula E

BMW and Audi shocked the Formula E fraternity by announcing their departures at the end of the 2020-21 season. Overnight, the championship has been dealt something of a "wake-up call" - including questions about its relevance to manufacturers.

Formula E
Dec 3, 2020