FIA Formula E unveils season six schedule

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Formula E has published the schedule for season six of the championship. The longest and most comprehensive calendar to date, which was ratified following the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris, France, features new venues in Seoul, South Korea, and London, UK.

The 2019/20 calendar comprises 14 races in 12 cities and covers four continents. The 2019/2020 season will get underway with a double-header in Ad Diriyah in November, debut in Seoul in May and come to a close at an indoor/outdoor track at ExCeL London in July.

In addition to alterations to the schedule, changes have also been made to the sporting regulations. New for next season, drivers will have an additional 10kW of power available when using Attack Mode, rising 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.

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.

The FIA has also released more details on the extended cycle of the Gen2 car, through to the end of season eight. The extension of an additional season was agreed together with manufacturers, taking into account stability of the rules and cost control. However, further updates to car performance and regulation changes can be made during this cycle, including increase of power, improvements to the battery and an evolution of the design and bodywork.

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