Formula E confirms Hyderabad E-Prix for February 2023

Formula E confirms Hyderabad E-Prix for February 2023

Formula E, a motorsport championship format for electric cars, is on its way to setting foot in India for the very first time. The organizers have confirmed that a race has already been scheduled on February 11, 2023, in Hyderabad for its 2022-23 season.

The country hosted its last major international event in 2013 as the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida played host to three Formula 1 sessions of the Indian Grand Prix, following which the motorsport had to drop its Indian venture in back of a tax dispute between the Indian organizers Jaypee Group and the state government.

ABB FIA Formula E said that the championship, which will feature 18 races between January and July 2023, will see two new hosts, Hyderabad, India, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

A Letter of Intent (LoI) had already been signed with the Telangana government earlier this year as the state pushes to achieve its ambitious target of becoming a hub for electric vehicles (EV) in the country.

The inclusion of Hyderabad as hosts of Round 4 of the Formula E ‘22-23 season has excited the motorsport fan base in India, which has witnessed a robust growth lately following a thrilling 2021-22 Formula 1 season that had a rather controversial end in Abu Dhabi.

Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and Chief Championship Officer, Formula E said: “The Season 9 calendar of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is our most expansive and dynamic racing schedule yet and I cannot wait to get started,”

“We will continue to push the international boundaries of all-electric street racing with the E-Prix in Hyderabad and Sao Paulo, while maintaining the hugely-popular races in Diriyah, Mexico City, Berlin, Monaco, Rome, and London with Jakarta and Seoul now established on the calendar.”, he concluded.

The Gen3, world’s first net-zero carbon race car, is also set to debut in the next Formula E season.