New destinations for Formula E
The 2019/20 Formula E calendar has been revealed.
Season six of the FIA Formula E Championship is set to be a cracker, with more races, more competitors and even more glamorous locations.
17 June, 2019
The new season will see the ABB FIA Formula E Championship contested over 14 races in 12 exotic locations around the world
With only three races remaining in the 2018/19 Formula E season, organisers have revealed a spectacular calendar for the coming sixth series of the all-electric category.
The new season will see the ABB FIA Formula E Championship contested over 14 races in 12 exotic locations around the world. Seoul and London will be added as race locations, with the UK capital set to host the season finale in a double header held on a special indoor/outdoor track.
The coming season will also see new competitors joining the series, with Mercedes and Porsche confirmed as factory teams, swelling the number of cars on the grid to 24.
There are also new regulations for the category, with an additional 10kW of power available to drivers when using their Attack mode – an increase to 235kW. Other regulation tweaks have also been revealed to promote even closer racing. For teams, there will be an even greater emphasis on energy management – gone will be the ability to drive at lower speeds during full course yellow (FCY) periods to conserve energy, leading to more varied race strategies.
The result is set to see the electric formula continue to grow and attract even greater crowds – building on the tremendous success of the first five seasons and cementing its position as the international racing formula to watch.
“Next season promises to be the most exciting and eagerly-anticipated in the short history of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, says Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Deputy CEO of Formula E. “We have three rounds remaining this season and a title fight that’s wide open, but I already can’t wait to get started again in Ad Diriyah in November.”
The new season will start in Ad Diriyah in November with two races before heading once again to Santiago in Chile, then Mexico City back to Hong Kong. Another round in China is yet to be confirmed before the European leg starts in Rome and then Paris. Seoul will make its Formula E debut next, followed by Berlin and then New York which will host just one round as opposed to this year’s double header. From the Big Apple, the championship will make its first appearance in London in what promises to be a spectacular season finale on 25 and 26.
But for now, all eyes are focused on the remaining three rounds of the 2018/19 season with the championship up for grabs. This weekend will see the championship descend on Bern in Switzerland before heading to New York for the final two rounds on July 13 and 14. Audi is again in the box seat with Lucas di Grassi sitting in second on the driver standings just eight points behind the leader, while Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler is also in second in the teams championship.
Both Lucas di Grassi and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler sit in second position on the driver and teams standings respectively
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