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Formula E Announces New Rules, Factory Teams And Venues For Season Six
June 14, 2019
Formula E has published the schedule for season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, featuring new venues in Seoul and London as part of the longest and most comprehensive calendar to date.
Formula E Announces New Rules, Factory Teams And Venues For Season Six

Formula E has published the schedule for season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, featuring new venues in Seoul and London as part of the longest and most comprehensive calendar to date.

The 2019-20 calendar was created following the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting in Paris, comprising of 14 races in 12 cities and covering four continents.

New teams have also been announced with the arrival of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, taking the total number of cars to 24 and completing a full grid for the opening rounds in Ad Diriyah on November 22-23, 2019.

Alterations have also been made to the sporting regulations, which are set to be introduced for season six.

New for next season, drivers will have an additional 10kW of power available when using ATTACK MODE, increasing from 225kW to 235kW. Also, drivers won’t be able to activate ATTACK MODE under Full Course Yellow (FCY), or when the safety car is deployed, meaning the drivers will have to go off the racing line to activate ATTACK MODE under normal race conditions and retain the risk of losing positions.

Furthermore, to enhance the effects of energy management, during safety car periods and under FCY, a fixed quantity of energy, equal to 1kWh per minute for the duration of the caution period, will be subtracted from the total energy remaining in each car.

This measure means that drivers will no longer be able to save energy by driving at lower speeds under FCY or behind the safety car, leading to more varied strategies and close racing to the finish line. Also introduced for next season, the countdown clock will stop if the race is temporarily suspended—remaining at the discretion of the FIA Race Director—with the aim to complete the full amount of time.

The FIA also announced the series’ Gen2 car will be used through the end of season eight. In addition, more points will also be on offer in season six, with an additional point handed out to the fastest driver in the qualifying group stages.

For more information, including the complete schedule, visit fiaformulae.com.