Formula E returns in 2023 with a model new racecar design, new cities to go to throughout the season and several other new faces within the championship.
One of probably the most notable is Italian producer Maserati, who be part of a single-seater racing championship for the primary time in six many years. They shall be up this yr in opposition to the likes of McLaren – who additionally be part of Formula E as new entrants – and extra established names in FE together with Envision, Andretti and Mahindra.
The all-electric collection brings its third iteration of racing automobile to the fore this season, with new expertise used set to allow larger pace and energy throughout some iconic avenue circuits all over the world.
FE places cowl north and south America, Asia, Africa and Europe this yr with a document variety of races mendacity forward.
Here’s all the pieces it’s good to know forward of the beginning of the brand new season.
When does Season 9 begin and end?
The new season of Formula E runs from mid-January by way of to the top of July, with a document 16 rounds of racing going down throughout 11 cities all over the world. The finale is in London, on 30 July 2023.
When and the place is the following race?
Season 9 continues with spherical six in Sao Paulo, Brazil. All occasions are GMT.
Free Practice 1: 24 March, 7:25pm
Free Practice 2: 25 March, 10:25am
Qualifying: 25 March, 12:40pm
Round 4 race: 25 March 5:03pm
The race could be watched dwell on the Formula E YouTube channel, the Channel 4 Sport YouTube channel, Eurosport and the Discovery+ app throughout all gadgets.
What are the rule modifications in 2023?
The most notable change is that there shall be a set variety of laps for every monitor, relatively than a timed race this yr. Where Safety Cars and different interruptions are wanted, extra laps shall be utilised.
Formula E additionally comes consistent with different championships by providing alternatives to rookies this yr, at least of two Free Practice periods throughout the season have to be given to drivers with no prior expertise of the collection.
There will even be races later within the season which pilot the ‘pit stop’ impact – which can use probably the most superior EV battery on this planet to ship an power enhance in a compulsory 30-second cease to recharge. Cars’ output energy shall be elevated after this.
The ‘fanboost’ characteristic from earlier seasons has been faraway from Formula E.
Which groups and drivers are collaborating this yr?
There are 11 groups and 22 drivers in complete (plus reserves), with some important modifications this yr – together with the return of Maserati to single-seater racing for the primary time in 60 years and the departure of former FE champion Nyck de Vries, who has signed with F1 aspect AlphaTauri.
ABT Cupra – Robin Frijns and Nico Mueller
Avalanche Andretti – Jake Dennis and Andre Lotterer
DS Penske – Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne
Envision Racing – Nick Cassidy and Sebastien Buemi
Jaguar TCS – Mitch Evans and Sam Bird
Mahindra Racing – Oliver Rowland and Lucas Di Grassi
Maserati MSG – Edoardo Mortara and Maximilian Gunther
Neom McLaren – Jake Hughes and Rene Rast
NIO 333 – Dan Ticktum and Sergio Sette Camara
Nissan – Sacha Fenestraz and Norman Nato
Tag Heuer Porsche – Pascal Wehrlein and Antonio Felix Da Costa
Full race weekend listing and Formula E schedule
Pre-season: Valencia (Spain) 13-16 December 2022
Round 1: Mexico City (Mexico) 14 January 2023 – Winner: Jake Dennis, Avalanche Andretti
R2: Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) 27 January – Winner: Pascal Wehrlein, TAG Porsche
R3: Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) 28 January – Winner: Pascal Wehrlein, TAG Porsche
R4: Hyderabad (India) 11 February – Winner: Jean-Eric Vergne, DS Penske
R5: Cape Town (South Africa) 25 February – Winner: Antonio Felix Da Costa, TAG Porsche
R6: Sao Paulo (Brazil) 25 March
R7: Berlin (Germany) 22 April
R8: Berlin (Germany) 23 April
R9: Monaco (Monaco) 6 May
R10: Jakarta (Indonesia) 3 June
R11: Jakarta (Indonesia) 4 June
R12: Portland (USA) 24 June
R13: Rome (Italy) 15 July
R14: Rome (Italy) 16 July
R15: London (UK) 29 July
R16: London (UK) 30 July