A few days after unveiling the powerful new third-generation (Gen3) car during a gala in Monaco, Formula E continues to make important moves to further lay the groundwork for a competition that is constantly evolving.
This week, event organizers announced that Brazil will join the electric single-seater series calendar for 2023 on a five-year contract with renewal options.
The inclusion of the Amazonian country is the fourth novelty in the Formula E planning, which will also have South Africa, India and the rescheduling of Vancouver as debut venues.
Sao Paulo will host the race, a city that had already appeared in the provisional calendars of Formula E in the 2017-2018 season, but was finally ruled out by the event held in Punta del Este.
Although the official reason given was that the city authorities had asked to postpone the race, it did not appear in the draft calendars for the following year.
While it is true that a pact has already been reached between Formula E and the Brazilian promoters, final approval of the place is still pending from the FIA World Motor Sport Council, scheduled for June.
“The country has a huge and long-standing passion for motorsport, it’s a big market being one of the biggest countries in the world, and Sao Paulo itself is a historic racing venue,” said Event Director Alberto Longo.
“We can’t wait to welcome the Brazilian fans, they are like no other and there is sure to be a lively and unique atmosphere as fans enjoy Formula E racing with the leap forward in technology and performance we are going to see with Gen3,” he added.
For his part, the Mayor of Sao Paulo, Ricardo Nunes highlighted that hosting an E-Prix is fully aligned with the city’s objectives to attract events that promote the image of the metropolis to the entire world, activate the economy and create jobs with event tourism and foster sustainable development.
The race is scheduled to take place at the Sambódromo do Anhembi, which already hosted the Sao Paulo IndyCar Indy 300 race between 2010 and 2013, with the intention that the event will be held on March 24 and 25, three weeks after Carnival.
Written by I Jhonattan González