Following the FIA World Motor Sport Council assembly on 29 June in Paris, two of the three new projected venues for System E’s ninth season have been rubber-stamped and seem on a calendar spanning 13 rounds and 18 races – an all-time excessive for the championship.
The season commences on 14 January in Mexico Metropolis, which takes over from Saudi Arabia because the season opener for the beginning of the Gen3 period. The Diriyah E-Prix will comply with Mexico two weeks afterward 27-28 January.
India will host its first System E spherical in Hyderabad on 11 February, forward of two rounds but to be crammed on 25 February and 11 March.
Sao Paulo precedes two European rounds, with Brazil’s first race on 25 March expected to be held around the Anhembi Sambadrome – which beforehand hosted IndyCar races.
Berlin will solely host one race on 22 April, earlier than Monaco phases its personal E-Prix on 6 Could.
Seoul has been moved from the season-ending slot it occupies this season to 20-21 Could, earlier than Jakarta hosts its second spherical as a double-header on the Three-Four June.
There may be one other spherical but to be crammed pencilled in for 24 June, earlier than the season ends with Rome and London in July – each cities internet hosting double-header rounds.
Sao Paulo signal
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Cape City could but fill one of many TBD slots on the launched calendar, with System E CEO Jamie Reigle telling Autosport in Could that he expects the South African spherical to go forward.
“For Cape City now we have a signed settlement, it is introduced – it was meant to occur this yr [2021-22] nevertheless it was delayed due to COVID,” stated Reigle.
“They’ve began the civil works, issues are progressing.
“I’ve realized on this enterprise to by no means say by no means. However Cape City ought to occur.”
System E co-founder and chief championship officer Alberto Longo confirmed that together with Cape City remained on its agenda.
“The Season 9 calendar of the ABB FIA System E World Championship is our most expansive and dynamic racing schedule but and I can not wait to get began,” he stated.
“We are going to proceed to push the worldwide boundaries of all-electric avenue racing with E-Prix in Hyderabad and Sao Paulo, whereas sustaining the hugely-popular races in Diriyah, Mexico Metropolis, Berlin, Monaco, Rome and London with Jakarta and Seoul now established on the calendar.
“We’re additionally working laborious to incorporate Cape City and a race within the USA when the provisional calendar is up to date later this yr.”
Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE21, Stoffel Vandoorne, Mercedes-Benz EQ, EQ Silver Arrow 02
Photograph by: Alastair Staley / Motorsport Images
Vancouver is the opposite omission from the calendar after System E minimize ties with race promoters OSS Group, which wished to make the race a part of a higher e-festival selling sustainability.
It’s understood that the vacant 24 June slot would have been crammed by the race in Vancouver had the race been in a position to go forward.
The WMSC has additionally accepted the technical laws for 2022-23, thus ratifying the adjustments utilized by the improve to the Gen3 equipment, together with updating the monetary price cap guidelines in response to world inflation.
2022-23 provisional System E calendar
14 January 2023 – Mexico Metropolis
27-28 January 2023 – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
11 February 2023 – Hyderabad, India
25 February 2023 – TBD
11 March 2023 – TBD
25 March 2023 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
22 April 2023 – Berlin, Germany
6 Could 2023 – Monaco
20-21 Could 2023 – Seoul, South Korea
Three-Four June 2023 – Jakarta, Indonesia
24 June 2023 – TBD
15-16 July 2023 – Rome, Italy
29-30 July 2023 – London, UK