Formula E working on touring car support category

FORMULA E, TCR

First published on Speedcafe.com

Saturday 12th August 2017 

Formula E Formula E is believed to be adding an all-electric touring car support series to its program from 2018/19. Plans for the series are close to being finalized with an announcement from Formula E potentially coming as soon as October, Autosport reports. “Clearly we want to develop electric racing,” said Todt.

Formula E is believed to be adding an all-electric touring car support series to its program from 2018/19.

Plans for the series are close to being finalized with an announcement from Formula E potentially coming as soon as October, Autosport reports.

FIA President Jean Todt had told the publication in Montreal that the governing body was looking to expand the Formula E program with other electric racing events.

“Clearly we want to develop electric racing,” said Todt.

“We’re discussing and studying the introduction of the electric car in other categories of motorsport and I feel it would be a good idea to introduce the second race during the race weekend.

“I think there is a space to maybe introduce a different discipline as a support race.

“It is something we are thinking of.”

It is not yet clear if such a support race would be a one-make or multi-make initiative.

One area that would need consideration is whether the existing structure of Formula E events would allow for a support race to be added to a timetable.

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