Lola and Yamaha are teaming up to race in Formula E

Published: 28 March 2024 Updated: 28 March 2024

► Lola is back in the top tiers of motorsport
► It’s all part of a push to get Lola back on the global map
► Yamaha will be multi-year technical partner

So, who had this one on their 2024 prediction sheet? In an announcement today, Lola Cars revealed it’ll enter season 11 of the electric Formula E world championship – and it’ll team up with Yamaha in a multi-year technical partnership.

‘Lola Cars has a decorated history of success in chassis and aerodynamic design,’ said Mark Preston, Motorsport Director of Lola Cars.

‘The partnership is the first of several major projects planned to re-establish the British company as an industry leader in sustainable engineering and motorsport, strategically focusing on three areas of electrification, hydrogen and sustainable fuels and materials.’


Yes, really. Globally renowned – and not just because of the MasterCard years – Lola has over 500 championship wins to its name and will soon be working with Yamaha to develop an electric powertrain for the all-electric racing series.

Whilst Formula E does use spec bodywork, suspension components and batteries, the rest of the powertrain is designed and engineered by individual manufacturers. Lola and Yamaha’s car (which incidentally looks a lot like a mid-tier chocolate bar with a bit too much caramel in the current livery) will debut in the 2024/25 season, coinciding with the new Gen 3 Evo platform. 

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes