Formula E: the electric championship starts again with Gen3!
So many new features have been announced for the ninth Formula E season: from a new graphic and sound identity, to the debut of the new Gen3 single-seaters. New races, new teams and new regulations. After Mercedes leaves as the reigning world champion, it starts again with the entry of new prestigious manufacturers of the caliber of McLaren and Cupra, in addition to the already announced Maserati, which will be the first Italian ever to take part in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The particular livery presented by Maserati is inspired by the iconic blue hue typical of the brand. The name, Folgore, has a double reference: on the one hand to the Folgore, the first 100% electric production granturismo, and on the other hand to the Tipo 26, the first racing car to sport the Trident that debuted at the Targa Florio, winning first place in class and eighth place overall in 1926, with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel.
Thus, 2023 will be a real year zero not only for the new teams and drivers, but also in terms of technical specifications, which will receive developments and updates over the course of the season to refine the new Gen3 single-seaters. Lots of innovations on the rulebook as well, with goodbye to the controversial Fan Boost (the fans' vote from home that tended to always reward the same drivers) and the introduction of the Attack Charge, short 30-second pit stops to recharge and upgrade the single-seaters, and which will be tested in some specific events of the season. Changes also in terms of the tires supplied, Michelin will give way to all-weather tires from South Korean manufacturer Hankook.The calendar then will be the longest ever, with 16 races on 11 different circuits. It starts on January 14 in Mexico City and closes in London on July 30. The Ad Diriyah, Berlin-Tempelhof, Monte Carlo, Jakarta and Rome stages are confirmed, with the Capital's double ePrix moved from April to July. New tracks include Hyderabad (India), Cape Town, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Portland (Oregon, U.S.). You may also remember that we were lucky enough to follow the Monaco E-Prix closely already last championship, giving 50 of you the opportunity to experience Formula E on the streets of the Principality. And who knows, maybe this year we won't do an encore. Keep following Garage Italia on Instagram and in the meantime, have a look at the gallery of the day here below!