The story of this Formula E season won't be anything like as clear cut as the years that have gone before. An inaugural term answered whether this fledging and disruptive series could make waves. The second campaign centred on the opening up of the technology to manufacturers. The year after, the main plot was what Techeetah could do with its customer Renault powertrain. Then, if Audi was the new dominant force. After, it was the arrival of the Gen2 cars. Last season, all eyes were on newcomers Mercedes and Porsche.
As for the 2020-21 season lying in wait, the only '2020' part stands as testing in Valencia. All races will take place this year, between now and late September, as the pandemic ensures that arranging a calendar remains the most persistent of headaches for championship organisers.
Rather than the usual clashes with the DTM and major sportscar events, COVID instead means 87 days will have elapsed between Rene Rast completing the final lap at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo and the opening race starting under the lights in Saudi Arabia on 26 February. Unsurprisingly in the circumstances, that's almost a month longer than any gap between testing and the first race in the six previous seasons.