Formula E sezona 2017/18 označava ujedno i četvru sezonu ovog još uvek svežeg šampionata električnih bolida. Titule u konkurenciji konstruktora brani Reno koji je osvojio sve prethodne sezone a u konkurenciji vozača titulu brani Lukas di Grasi (pre njega su redom osvojili titule Sebastijen Bujemi i Nelsinjo Pike).
Ko sve ima ugovore za četvrtu sezonu?
Reno je osigurao mesto Buemiju i Prostu te Audi Abtu i di Grasiju. Nil Jani je nedavno potpisao s Faradej Fjučr a isto to je i de Ambrozio uradio pre ePri Meksika ove godine, Duval koji je razočaravajuće vozio u trećoj sezoni otpada iz Faradeja. Ostatak ekipe je vrlo nesiguran ali na primer mogu biti siguran da će Mahindra zadržati vozačku postavu, Da Košta će verovatno zbog veze s BMVom ostati u Andretiju (koji će od pete sezone postati BMV). Spominje se transfer Nelsinja u Jaguar ali to su samo špekulacije.
Izmene predviđene za četvrtu sezonu Formule E
A number of modifications to the Sporting Regulations for Season 4 of the FIA Formula E Championship were also approved, with the aim of ensuring continuity of the championship leading up to the radical change that will take place in Season 5 with the transition from two cars per race to just one per driver.
These changes include:
* Elimination of a non-qualifying session when two races take place during the same event
* Increase in the number of promotional days from 3 to 6 days per team with a maximum of 3 days on circuit, to promote roadshows
* Addition of a practice session day during the season and a practice session day reserved for rookies
* Increase of power during the race from 170 kW to 180 kW
Formula E će pretvoriti ruševine stare Ulične Staze Valensija u pistu za predsezonsko testiranje
Neko je konačno uslišio moje molitve, realno Valensija bi mogla postati ko Barselona u F1 samo niko nije imao mozga i volje prethodne tri godine...
Formula E will hold its official 2017/18 pre-season test at Valencia in October, bringing an end to three years of running at Donington Park.
Donington has been used as the base for all 10 FE teams and the championship's operational headquarters since early 2014.
In that time it has hosted official pre-season testing for all three FE campaigns, but teams had targeted a change of venue once the initial three-year deal with Donington finished.
This summer several teams will relocate from the FE 'hub' inside Donington's grounds, having been obliged to operate from there for the first three years.
The desire to leave is due to Donington being an unrepresentative track for the street circuit-based championship to test at.
Motorsport.com has learned pre-season testing for 2017/18 will be held on a yet-to-be-decided configuration of the Valencia circuit in eastern Spain.
It is understood FE is targeting three days of testing from October 2-5, with one 'rest' day somewhere in between.
The final layout will be determined by the series working out a design that does not put the battery under considerably greater duress than it would normally deal with, but also conforms to FE circuit guidelines.
During their 15 days of private running, many teams run at circuits like the Spanish Calafat and Guadix venues, which have even more in common with the tracks FE will race on than Valencia.
It is understood Valencia was chosen for the collective test because it can comfortably host the 10 participating teams and series staff and has the required infrastructure for its charging requirements.
The local area can also provide enough accommodation for team members and additional personnel attending the tests.
A decision has yet to be made on whether the tests will be made open to the public free of charge, as had been the case at Donington.
This summer several teams will also relocate from the FE 'hub' inside Donington's grounds, having been obliged to operate from there for the first three years.
The series will continue to use Donington as a logistical base, with its proximity to East Midlands Airport is important for partner DHL.