Expanding The Race Calendar
It has recently been announced that the race calendar for the Formula E Championship is going to be expanded, to a total of 15 races instead of the current 13. Next year, we’ll see the return of the British ePrix with a brand new track that races through the city center of London. There have also been talks of a Brazilian ePrix, to capitalize on the interest in their drivers Felipe Massa and Lucas di Grassi.
Formula E TV Deal
Longo has spoken a lot about supporter satisfaction, which he thinks is playing a big part in the rising popularity of Formula E. Their free-to-air TV coverage means that any channel can play the Formula E races without having to pay for them – unlike the expensive contracts for races such as Formula 1. Longo has pledged that this free-to-air TV coverage will stay that way for as long as possible.
Electric vehicles are the talk of the town right now, so it only makes sense that motorsport events follow suit. While there were talks of merging with Formula 1, it seems as though Formula E is going to stand on its own two feet… For now. We can’t wait to see what the future holds!