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Formula E

Formula E unveils new look for Gen3 era of electric racing

Formula E has launched a new look for the all-electric racing series, which features new teams, venues and the third-generation race car.

Formula E have launched a new look, with the all-electric racing series about to embark on its ninth season.

The FIA-affiliated championship features several updates, including refreshed branding, new cars, new venues and revised rules.

Formula E's brand relaunch includes a new logo, which Formula E describe as being "inspired by the instant torque of electric acceleration", whilst retaining its electric blue colour scheme.

Organisers are also promising an "all-new sonic identity" for the sound of Formula E, with a new sound of the Gen3 cars being integrated into the "new broadcast title music and a full broadcast score".

What's new for season nine?

The changes coincide with the planned revisions for season nine, centred around the 'Gen3' cars.

The new one-make chassis has been restyled, and is faster, lighter and more efficient than its predecessors.

There are two new teams on the grid, with the McLaren and Maserati names joining to create an 11-team championship.

Mercedes-EQ drop out of the series, with their entry being taken by McLaren, whilst Maserati take Venturi's slot on the grid.

As part of a 17-round season, Formula E has confirmed three new venues: Hyderabad, India (11 February); Cape Town, South Africa (25 February) and Sao Paulo, Brazil (25 March).

With two slots still to fill in the calendar, Formula E will later confirm the full calendar, which already includes Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Monaco, Indonesia, Italy and the UK.

There are also changes to the rules for 2023, with the main return being the decision to revert to racing over laps, rather than racing to an allotted time. Laps will still be added for Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car delays.

Later in 2023, Formula E plan to introduce a 30-second, 4kWh ‘Attack Charge’ pit stop as an additional strategy factor.

The opening race of the season takes place in Mexico on on January 14, 2023.

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