Formula E Hyderabad E-Prix confirmed for 2024

2024 Hyderabad E-Prix to be held on February 10.

Formula E has confirmed that it will be returning to India next year, with the Hyderabad E-Prix scheduled for February 10, 2024. The event joins a 16-round calendar that has been revealed following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.

  1. 2024 Hyderabad E-Prix on February 10
  2. 2024 calendar features 16 rounds
  3. New Italian venue being evaluated

Hyderabad E-Prix to return

The inaugural Hyderabad E-Prix was held on the streets alongside the Hussain Sagar Lake earlier this year, with an attendance of roughly 31,000. Speaking to Autocar India at the event, Alberto Longo, co-founder and chief championship officer, Formula E, stressed that India was “a must” for Formula E.

“Yes, there were challenges, as there are in every single city that we have raced in for the first time. But these are definitely something that we can work around,” he had added.

However, in the months since, there were doubts surrounding the return of the Hyderabad E-Prix, especially since the organising team for the event was disbanded back in August. Formula E has now put those doubts to rest, giving the 2024 Hyderabad E-Prix the go-ahead with support from the Telangana Government and Minister KT Rama Rao.

Mahindra Racing has been part of Formula E since the series’ inception. But there’s going to be even more India representation on grid next year, with Jehan Daruvala racing for Maserati.

2024 Formula E calendar revealed

Formula E will also return to China was the first time in five years, with the first-ever Shanghai E-Prix scheduled as a double-header in May 2024. This means Formula E will be the only motorsport championship to race in the world’s three most populous countries (China, India and USA) in 2024.

“Without doubt, our Season 10 calendar is the most compelling yet for drivers, teams, fans and viewers around the world. 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,” Longo said.

Three events have been dropped, though, with the 2024 calendar not including Jakarta, Rome and Cape Town. Organisers are evaluating a venue change for the Italian rounds after a review by experts found that the new Gen3 Formula E car has “reached the limits of the narrow, sharp-turning circuit in Rome’s business district”. An official statement adds that “Formula E is exploring alternative venues, including permanent circuits, to maintain an event in the key Italian market.”

2024 Formula E calendar
Round Venue Date
1 Mexico City, Mexico January 13
2 Diriyah, Saudi Arabia January 26
3 Diriyah, Saudi Arabia January 27
4 Hyderabad, India February 10
5 Sao Paulo, Brazil March 16
6 Tokyo, Japan March 30
7 TBD, Italy April 13
8 TBD, Italy April 14
9 Monaco, Monaco April 27
10 Berlin, Germany May 11
11 Berlin, Germany May 12
12 Shanghai, China May 25
13 Shanghai, China May 26
14 Portland, USA June 29
15 London, UK July 20
16 London, UK July 21

Also see:

De Vries, Mortara join Mahindra Racing Formula E team

Daruvala to race in Formula E with Maserati

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