Regardless of the Hyderabad E-Prix not making the provisional calendar for the 2023-24 System E season, its co-founder Alberto Longo stays constructive concerning the race returning to India subsequent yr. “My group at System E is working extremely exhausting to safe the commitments vital that will allow us to return subsequent season and ship an excellent larger occasion, with better financial influence. I’m hopeful it will occur and we’ll race in Hyderabad in early 2024,” stated Longo, who can be the System E chief championship officer.
The Hyderabad E-Prix on February 11 was the primary motorsport world championship race to be held in India because the unceremonious exit of System 1 in 2013. System E had signed a four-year contract with Ace Nxt Gen, the promoters of Hyderabad E-Prix, and the Authorities of Telangana with a risk to host the race for an additional 4 years.
However when the provisional calendar for the 2023-24 season was introduced in June, Hyderabad was lacking from the 17-race season that will probably be held in 13 totally different cities. Considerably, three races – two in February and one in Might – out of the 17 are but to be introduced.
If all goes properly then Hyderabad will see the return of System E on both February 10 or 24, the 2 empty slots in that month. System E will announce the three cities in October following the subsequent FIA World Motor Sport Council assembly. The season will begin in Mexico Metropolis on January 13 with London internet hosting the ultimate two races on July 20 and 21.
Whereas the Hyderabad E-Prix was held efficiently with DS Penske’s Jean-Eric Verge successful the thrilling race, the E-Prix wasn’t with out its issues. Going down on a 2.83km short-term road circuit constructed within the metropolis centre, the curbs launched by authorities on main arterial roads threw the visitors into disarray for nearly every week.
Contained in the circuit complicated, drivers complained about a number of points together with the dearth of restrooms. Although the monitor was prepared on time, a number of preparations, services and building work was accomplished on the final minute which didn’t impress the System E organisers.
However the race delivered an financial increase of $83.7 million to the host metropolis, in keeping with an impartial examine performed by Nielsen Sports activities Evaluation. Greater than 31,000 folks attended or supported the sold-out occasion, with 59% coming from outdoors Hyderabad, producing vital inward funding into the native economic system.
“The primary System E race in India delivered thrilling leisure for attending followers and viewers tuning in around the globe whereas making a vastly constructive influence on Hyderabad’s native and regional economic system,” stated Longo. Briton Jake Dennis of Andretti received the 2022-23 System E championship that concluded in London on Sunday with Envision Racing successful the constructors’ title.