Sport Formula E postpones the introduction of the Gen2 Evo car by one year
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The Gen2 Evo car will only become the season in Formula E Introduced in 2021/22, a year later than originally planned. This was announced by the World Automobile Federation FIA and the series organizers after the approval of the FIA World Motorsport Council late Thursday evening.
In addition, it was also decided that manufacturers may only modify the drive train once in the next two years. Both measures are intended to reduce costs in the wake of the.
"In these difficult times, it is important to adjust the cost structure in motorsport to ensure its sustainability," said FIA President Jean Todt. "I am therefore behind the decisions of the Motorsport World Council regarding Formula E. These are in line with other decisions that we are preparing for further FIA disciplines."
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series manager Alejandro Agag adds: "In these challenging times we have to be flexible. This includes not only the quick and sensible decision to temporarily suspend the season, but also measures that reduce the costs for the teams."
According to Agag, the development measures for the teams and manufacturers are to be reduced by half in the next two years.
Originally, the modified car
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