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Formula E season 2023/24 – Everything you need to know

January 8, 2024

Formula E in a nutshell

The FIA Formula E World Championship is an all-electric racing class that takes place on specially constructed street circuits in cities around the world. Sometimes they are driven on race tracks. A race is called an E-Prix. Eleven teams have signed up for the 2023/24 season, all with two cars and two drivers. That means there will be 22 cars on the grid every race.

Race format

Each Formula E event has two practice sessions: an opening 30-minute session on the Friday before the race, followed by another half-hour on Saturday. Most events take place on a single day to minimize disruption to the host city. Some events last two days with double the amount of action. These are called double-headers.

Charging the car is prohibited during both qualifying and the race, as well as throughout the Parc Fermé and technical inspection. Teams can charge the cars between sessions and during practice sessions. So smart energy use during qualifying and races is important to get good results.

Facts & figures Nissan Formula E Team

Highlights – Gen3 Formula E race car

The Gen3 Formula E race car succeeded the Gen1 car (2014-2017) and Gen2 car (2018-2022). It is the most efficient race car in the world. Compared to the Gen2, the Gen3 has up to 40 percent higher system power. A 350 kW (470 hp) electric motor on the front axle and a 250 kW (340 hp) electric motor on the rear axle together generate a peak power output of 600 kW (816 hp). Compared to the Gen2, the Gen3 has a significantly higher top speed (322 km/h) and a 60 kilogram lower weight. The performance of the regenerative braking system increased by 40 percent.

  Gen1 Gen2 Gen3
Length 5,320 mm 5,160 mm 5,016.2 mm
Height 1,050 mm 1,050 mm 1,023.4 mm
Width 1,780 mm 1,770 mm 1,700 mm
Wheelbase 3,100 mm 3,100 mm 2,970.5 mm
Weight (including driver) 920 kilograms (battery 450 kilograms) 900 kilograms (battery 385 kilograms) 840 kilograms (battery 284 kilograms)
Maximum power 200 kW 250 kW 350 kW
Maximum regeneration 100 kW 250 kW 600 kW
Top speed 225 km/h 280 km/h 322 km/h
Drive Rear Rear Front and rear
Tires Michelin Michelin Hankook

Two titles

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship consists of two separate titles: one for the drivers and one for the teams. The drivers’ title is awarded to the driver who has accumulated the most points during the season. The team title is determined by the combined score of each team’s drivers throughout the season. The organization uses a point system in which only the top 10 are awarded points.

Additional points are also awarded. The driver who starts at the front, from Julius Baer Pole Position, takes three additional points. During the race, the driver who completes the fastest lap also receives one additional point. The driver must then finish in the top-10 to achieve the TAG Heuer fastest lap. If not, the driver in the top-10 with the next fastest lap gets the honor.

Nissan and Formula E

Nissan debuted in season 5 (2018/19) of the Formula E championship. The brand thus became the first and only Japanese manufacturer to participate in this championship. Since 2022, the racing team has been part of the Nissan organization under the name Nissan Formula E Team.

Valuable knowledge

Participation in the Formula E championship helps Nissan further develop current and future battery-electric production models. All the knowledge gained during races – for example, about battery and fast-charging technology and regeneration systems – is translated into roduction models.

Nissan’s goal is to becarbon-neutral from 2050, which involves both the production of cars and their use. Allcarbon emissions from the previous season are offset. That includes emissions from both racing, and all logistics and production operations. For this, the team is working with Vaxa Technologies, an innovative biotech company in Iceland. The company produces Ultra Spirulina using geothermal heat. It is aCO2-negative process in which heat is converted into food.

Calendar of Formula E season 2023/2024

R1   – Mexico City, Mexico – Jan. 13, 2024
R2   – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – Jan. 26, 2024
R3   – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – Jan. 27, 2024

R4   – Hyderabad, India – Feb. 10, 2024
R5   – Sao Paulo, Brazil – March 16, 2024
R6   – Tokyo, Japan – March 30, 2024
R7   – Misano Adriatico, Italy – April 13, 2024

R8   – Misano Adriatico, Italy – April 14, 2024

R9   – Monte-Carlo, Monaco – April 27, 2024

R10 – Berlin, Germany – May 11, 2024

R11 – Berlin, Germany – May 12, 2024

R12 – Shanghai, China – May 25, 2024

R13 – Shanghai, China – May 26, 2024

R14 – Portland, USA – June 29, 2024

R15 – Portland, USA – June 30, 2024
R16- London, United Kingdom – July 20, 2024

R17 – London, United Kingdom – July 21, 2024

Also read: Behind the scenes: Formula E-Prix of Berlin