ABB FIA Formula E Season 8 ABB FIA Formula E Season 8

ABB FIA Formula E Season 8

Release Date: 28.03.2022


Studio 397 are delighted to continue our ongoing co-operation with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, as we today make available all the teams, cars and drivers of the current Formula E season in rFactor 2!


The final season of the current ‘Gen2’ rule set is underway, and following many dramatic moments already this year, rFactor 2 players are in for a treat as we recreate all the thrills, spills and drama of the current championship campaign within the simulation. Featuring the full cast of 22 drivers across the 11 official teams of the season, including the final year of competition for the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, the reigning drivers and constructors champions, Season 8 of Formula E already looks set to play out a classic year – one you are now able to enjoy in virtual form from the comfort of your own home! 


Updated Power Rules

For Season 8, Formula E have introduced a raft of new power rules within the championship, making the current series of the category the fastest yet in the brief history of Formula E. These power output changes have been applied to the new season pack within rFactor 2 as well, subtilty changing the handling characteristics of the new car, introducing an even larger requirement for our virtual drivers to think strategically during races on the various street circuit tracks on which these cars race. 


Practice: 250kW

Qualifying: 220kW

Race: 220kW plus 30kW extra during x2 ATTACK MODE segments  (up from 200kW in 2021/22)


Accelerate Esports

In addition to adding the Formula E series to rFactor 2, Formula E will launch its Accelerate esports series which will be powered by rFactor 2’s in-game competitions platform. Additionally, rFactor 2 will power the Formula E Gaming Arena at future races and events, allowing players to experience the thrill of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in venues all around the world, including Rome, Berlin and New York City.

- Kieran Holmes-Darby, Gaming Director at Formula E.


The partnership between the two brands further builds upon the foundation that was previously set when Motorsport Games conducted the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge esports event for the FIA. The series of esports events, which served as a temporary replacement for the suspended 2019–20 ABB Formula E Championship season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, created a fantastic viewing experience for new and existing fans of the sport.


Formula E Gen 2 v1.01.

Added Formula E 2022 Liveries.


Rome E-Prix v1.17.

Fixed AI hitting pitwall at exit. All new trackside ads.