As much as Formula E has grown, it still plays second fiddle to Formula 1. It’s about to get more legitimacy going forward, though. The FIA is granting World Championship status to the electric racing league starting with the 2020-2021 season, making it the only FIA single-seat competition beyond Formula 1 to receive that distinction. It’ll now be known as the (lengthily-worded) ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and the driver who wins will be deemed a world champion. There’s no mention of Formula E getting practical benefits from the title, but it does show that the race series is important in the FIA’s eyes — it’s not just a sideshow next to the main event.