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2022/23 Formula E World Championship
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The Spark Generation 3 would serve as the base car for 2022/23.
Season Information
No. Rounds TBC
First Round TBA
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Constructor(s) Unknown
Manufacturers DS; Jaguar; Mahindra; Maserati; NIO; Nissan e.Dams; Porsche
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Season Guide
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The 2022/23 Formula E World Championship, formally known as the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, is set to be the ninth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, and the third edition to be staged as a World Championship.[1] The season would see the debut of the series' Generation 3 ruleset, featuring a brand new base chassis, an increase in power re-gen and output, and a new cost cap.[2][3]

Background

On 10 January 2022 Maserati announced that they would join the FE Championship for the 2022/23 season, becoming the first Italian manufacturer to join the series, and the second member of the Stellaris Group to do so, after long-standing entrant DS.[4] Their announcement, which would mark the first entry by Maserati in a single-seater formula since 1957, would see the Italian manufacturer initially join the Series as a sub-brand of DS, and hence use their powertrains and hence operate akin to a customer team.[4] On 7 April 2022 it was revealed that Maserati had signed a multi-year deal with Venturi Racing, meaning the Monegasque squad would effectively become a factory team once again after two seasons using Mercedes customer powertrains.[5]

Manufacturer Masterlist

On 31 March 2022 the FIA and Formula E announced the seven manufacturers that were confirmed for the Generation 3 era, which would begin in 2022/23 and last through to the end of the 2025/26 season.[6] The list confirmed that Maserati would have manufacturer status, despite using a powertrain built by DS, who would likewise be a manufacturer in their own right.[6] Elsewhere, Jaguar, Mahindra, Nissan and Porsche would continue their FE programmes into Gen 3, as would NIO as the only non-major manufacturer in the series.[6]

Rumours of other manufacturers, including one of Gen 3's suppliers Lucid Motors, joining the series halfway through the Gen 3 ruleset would also surface with the official announcement of the manufacturers.[6]

Team Twists

Elsewhere, there would be some shuffling among the teams to start the Generation 3 era, with ABT Sportsline rejoining the series as a customer team, having previously entered the series in the founding season in 2014/15, before serving as Audi's factory team from 2015/16 through to 2020/21.[7] 2020/21 Champions Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team would, in contrast, depart from the series ahead of the 2022/23 season, although the team would live on as McLaren Racing, whom joined the series as a customer team after purchasing the Mercedes team from the German manufacturer.[8] The British squad would later announce that they would race with Nissan powertrains, while ABT are yet to reveal their supplier.[9]

In terms of suppliers there would also be new combinations for old entrants in the series, with DS transfering their colours from Techeetah to Dragon/Penske for Gen 3, a move which simultaneously ended the American squad's time as a manufacturer in their own right.[10] Andretti, meanwhile, would secure a deal to use Porsche customer powertrains for 2022/23, having run with BMW powertrains in 2021/22 in the wake of their deal with the German manufacturer as their factory team ending with the Bavarian marque's exit at the end of 2020/21.[11] There would also be a new customer deal for Envision Racing, who signed up to use Jaguar's powertrains having fielded Audi sourced equipment in 2020/21 and 2021/22.[12]

Calendar

The provisional and official calendar for the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E Championship is yet to be announced, although Formula E confirmed that there would be a return to a "winter" schedule, staging the Championship between December 2022 and July 2023.[13] On 4 March 2022 the Cape Town E-Prix was officially announced as a round of the 2022/23 season, without an provisional date, having had to withdraw from the 2021/22 calendar due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and lack of suitable venue.[14] There would also be news of another new venue and host nation for the series on 2 May 2022, with the São Paulo E-Prix formally revealed as one of the planned rounds for the season as FE sought to make a return to South America.[15]

Schedule

The full calendar for the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is outlined below:

2022/23 FIA Formula E World Championship
Round E-Prix City Circuit Date Report
TBA Flag of Germany.png 2023 ABB Formula E Berlin E-Prix[16] Flag of Berlin.png Berlin, Germany Tempelhofring TBC
TBAH Flag of South Africa.png 2023 ABB Formula E Cape Town E-Prix[17] Flag of South Africa.png Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town Street Circuit TBC
TBA Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2023 ABB Formula E Diriyah E-Prix[18] Flag of Riyadh.png Diriyah, Saudi Arabia Ad Diriyah Street Circuit TBC
TBA Flag of France.png 2023 ABB Formula E Paris E-Prix[19] Flag of Paris.png Paris, France TBA TBC
TBA Flag of Italy.png 2023 ABB Formula E Rome E-Prix[20] Flag of Rome.png Rome, Italy Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR TBC
TBA Flag of Brazil.png 2023 ABB Formula E São Paulo E-Prix[15] Flag of Sao Paolo.png São Paulo, Brazil TBA TBC
  • H Indicates the round is subject to circuit homologation.

Testing

The testing schedule for the 2022/23 FIA Formula E World Championship has yet to be announced:

Entrants

Entry List

The full 2022/23 FIA Formula E World Championship entry list will be outlined below:

2022/23 FIA Formula E World Championship Entry List
Entrant No. Name Rounds Test/Reserve
Flag of Germany.png ABT Sportsline[7]
TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti[11]
Porsche[11]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of France.png DS Penske[21][10]
DS[6]
TBA Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne[22]
TBA Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne[22]
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Envision Racing[12]
Jaguar[12]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar TCS Racing[23]
Jaguar[6]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of India.png Mahindra Racing[24]
Mahindra[6]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of Monaco.png Maserati Venturi Racing[5]
Maserati[4]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of the United Kingdom.png NEOM McLaren Formula E Team[8][25]
Nissan[9]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of China.png NIO 333 Formula E Team[26]
NIO 333 ER9[6][27]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of France.png Nissan e.Dams[28]
Nissan[6]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team[29]
Porsche[6]
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA
TBA Flag placeholder.png TBA

Season Report

Rules and Regulations

There would be major changes to the technical rulebook for the ninth FIA Formula E Championship, with the series' four year rotation on the basis chassis meaning a new design was created for the 2022/23 season.[30] There would also be an earlier than initially planned introduction of a cost cap to the series in order to maintain spending levels.[3]

Technical

Sporting

From 1 October 2022 a new cost cap system would become active in FE, coinciding with the start of FE's required commitment from manufacturers to complete the full Gen 3 rule cycle.[3][31] Their combined introduction was meant to secure the Series' medium-to-long-term financial future, and ensure that privateer entrants would be able to keep pace, financially, with fully funded factory efforts.[3]

Entrant Earnings

The 2022/23 season saw each entrant/team limited to spending €13 million apiece for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons, albeit with concessions for existing commerical deals in-force before the start of the 2022/23 campaign.[3] From the 2024/25 season the budget would go up to €15 million, in order to account for the planned update to the Gen 3 car, but with the concession that the budget would also include drivers' salaries.[3] Furthermore, the costs of purchasing the Gen 3 powertrain would be fixed at €340,000 regardless of manufacturer, with the battery alone limited to €250,000.[32]

Manufacturer Money

In contrast there would be a different financial structure for manufacturers to follow, with their spending limited to €25 million over two concurrent seasons.[3] This €25 million spend would include any research and development costs as well as manufacturing fees, and include provisions to support any team the manufacturer supplied, factory backed or otherwise.[3] This balance was hoped to attact smaller manufacturers, including McLaren, while also protecting existing manufacturers in the series with a sustainable budget.[3]

Furthermore, the requirement for Manufacturers to agree to race for the full Gen 3 era would be set against a finanical penalty, for any manufacturer entering FE for the 2022/23 season would have to pay a fixed homologation fee of €300,000 per season.[31] However, if a manufacturer were to leave the series at any point between 2022/23 and 2025/26, the end of the Gen 3 cycle, they would still have to pay the homologation fee for the seasons they did not compete in.[31] Listed as Article 7.4 in the sporting rulebook, the provision also included a 60 day period to pay the homologation fee upon withdrawal, and a requirement to continue supporting any teams still running the manufacturers' equipment.[31]

Both team and manufacturer spending would be monitored by the FIA's Cost Cap Administration, which had initially been setup to control the spiralling costs in Formula One.[3]

Point Scoring

Outlined below is a full breakdown of the point scoring system for the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship:

2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Points Table
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pole Position Fastest Lap*
3 1
  • * In order to be eligible for the bonus point for fastest lap, a driver must finish in the top ten of the race.

FIA Super Licence Points

Outlined below is a full breakdown of the how FIA Super Licence points were distributed for the 2020/21 FIA Formula E Championship, based on final Championship position:

2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Super Licence Points
1st* 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
30 25 20 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
  • * The FE Champion automatically qualifies for a full Super Licence.[33]

A minimum of 40 Super Licence points, scored in the previous three seasons, are required for a driver to apply for an FIA Super Licence in order to compete in Formula One.[34] A driver must also be over the age of 18, hold an International Grade A competition licence and a valid road car licence, complete an FIA theory test on F1 sporting regulations, and have completed two full (80% or more) seasons of an FIA accredited Championship.[34]

e-Licence

In order to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship a driver must hold an e-Licence, which they can obtain by holding 20 FIA Super Licence points, and attend a FIA training session on electrical safety.[33] Any driver that holds or has held an FIA Super Licence is automatically eligible for an e-Licence.[33]

Standings

2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for Drivers

The full 2022/23 FIA Formula E World Championship for Drivers standings are to be outlined below:

2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for Teams

The full 2022/23 FIA Formula E World Championship for Teams standings are to be outlined below:

References

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ABB FIA Formula E Championship Seasons
Seasons
2014/152015/162016/172017/182018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23
Drivers Champions
Nelson Piquet Jr.Sébastien BuemiLucas di GrassiJean-Éric VergneAntónio Félix da CostaNyck de Vries
Teams Champions
Renault e.DamsAudi Sport ABT SchaefflerDS TecheetahMercedes-EQ Formula E Team
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