After the Hyderabad race in 2023, the FIA World Motor Sport Council has given the greenlight for the race to be hosted in India once again in 2024. Along with Hyderabad, Shanghai also joins the calendar for the first time.
Hyderabad is set to host the race on February 10, 2024 while the Shanghai race is scheduled as a double-header on May 25 and May 26, 2024 at the Shanghai International Circuit. The 10th Season of Formula E will also be the first time a motorsport world championship race will be held in Tokyo.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E, said,
“Without doubt our Season 10 calendar is the most compelling yet for drivers, teams, fans and viewers around the world. We are taking Formula E to Shanghai for the first time and are honoured to return to India thanks to the support of the Telangana Government and Minister K. T. Rama Rao. The combination of street circuits, which is in Formula E’s DNA, and established race tracks will allow drivers to push the capabilities of the GEN3 car harder and further after a first season that beat all expectations with triple-digit overtakes in most races and the world championship titles decided on the final weekend.”
Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, added,
“Formula E will lead global motorsport next season as the only world championship to race in the three biggest markets of China, India and the USA. Together with our debut on the streets of Tokyo and races in other major global markets like Brazil, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the UK, we have built a calendar that has the potential to engage billions of people in the exciting, entertaining, electric future of motorsport.”
Marek Nawarecki, Director, FIA Circuit Sport Department, commented,
“The 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season promises to play host to some fascinating action, with a range of circuits that will truly showcase the qualities of the GEN3 car. In addition to the return of Hyderabad, Formula E will be heading back to China, whilst also organising a brand new race in Tokyo. The growing presence of the championship in Asia is a very positive development that will benefit fans and manufacturers alike.”