Could you or someone you know be the new face of Formula E?

Formula E has just completed their truncated 2020 season but are already looking ahead to next year with a talent-call offer to anyone aged 18 to 24, and resident of the UK, Germany or France, who wants to be part of their 2021 presenting team.

Do you fancy becoming the new Nicki Shields of electric racing?

Next year’s ABB-title sponsored series is scheduled to have 14 races in 12 iconic global cities … ‘and you could become part of our presenting team,’ says the Formula E press release.

‘Whether you are a budding presenter, pitlane reporter or sports commentator, you’re invited to enter our open talent call for 18-24 year olds who are #PositivelyCharged.

‘Four finalists will be assigned experienced mentors and receive professional media training. One lucky winner will earn themselves a presenting contract to host Formula E alongside our existing on-air and online presenter line-up at the opening race of Season 7 scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile on 16 January 2021.

More details about Formula E’s ‘Talent Call’

The 2019-2020 season was already well underway when the motorsports world went into lockdown in March.

As a result of which Formula E decided to concertina the six E-Prixes needed to complete the season into a nine-day period hosted at Berlin’s iconic Templehof airport. It was in Berlin that Portugal's Antonio Felix da Costa won the 2019-20 title with two races to go.

The Belgian Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne claimed his first victory in Formula E at the very last Berlin E-Prix yesterday [Thursday]. Dutchman Nyck de Vries finished second to give Mercedes a one-two while Nissan e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland was third.

‘We go green in Berlin!’ Highlights of the eleventh and final E-Prix of the 2019-2020 championships

Formula E says to take the racing championship into their seventh series they are searching for new, diverse young voices to join them.

‘All entries at this time need to be in English language, but no previous presenting experience or detailed knowledge of motorsport is necessary. You must be a resident of the UK, France or Germany to enter. Please refer to the terms and conditions for full details on competition format and timelines.’

Here is how you or someone you know goes about applying.

Requirements are straightforward and include an upload a 30-60 second audition video demonstrating your skill in front of camera.

Nicki Shields is the face of the BBC’s coverage of Formula E and CNN’s Supercharged and Going Green. Here is her vlog from the 2017 Mexican e-Prix.
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Charlie Charters is a former rugby union official and sports marketing executive turned thriller writer whose debut book Bolt Action was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2010.
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