The ABB FIA Components E championship will lengthen the lifespan of the Gen2 vehicles to 4 seasons, Motorsport.com has discovered.
FE has launched the dramatically-styled Gen2 automotive for the beginning of its 2018/19 championship, and meant to make use of the chassis for 3 seasons.
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However it's understood that this has been prolonged by one 12 months, which suggests the automotive will probably be raced till the tip of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
FE CEO Alejandro Agag defined that whereas the event is but to be formally confirmed, it had been agreed in principal after “a request from the producers”.
“We don’t actually care, nevertheless it’s for them to promote their hard-work over an extended interval,” Agag instructed Motorsport.com
“So we'll do one thing just like what we've got achieved with this technology – have a brand new aero bundle most likely on [the cars] from season six to season seven.
“So, in season seven you will note a brand new look of the automotive, however it's going to nonetheless be the identical vehicles and have two extra years after which change to Generation3.”
Updating the Gen2 bodykit could be an identical transfer to FE including a brand new nostril form and entrance wing design to the Gen1 equipment for its third marketing campaign in 2016/17.
Groups will be capable of develop new powertrain know-how all through the prolonged Gen 2 period, with simply the battery and base chassis saved the identical from the beginning of the upcoming championship.
The FIA didn't reply to a request for remark relating to the anticipated extension of the Gen2 period by the point of publication.
When requested about what stage discussions relating to the Gen3 automotive had reached, Agag replied: “There have been some talks, however actually normal [discussions].
“I've my very own view on Gen3, which is I’d like vehicles with lighter batteries, ultra-fast charging and two pitstops.
“You get extra energy, and even the identical energy with 100kg much less of battery, perhaps.
“So efficiency goes up and also you showcase ultra-fast charging know-how and you've got pitstops.
“[For pitstops you’d] have perhaps 60 seconds, and as a lot juice as they'll cost in these 60 seconds that will probably be their benefit.
“That’s what I wish to see – I don’t know if it's going to like that. We determine on business issues, the FIA decides on technical and sporting issues. So, they've the final phrase.
“However we co-operate quite a bit and we wish to go in that path.”
Forward of the beginning of the 2018/19 season, FE groups had been requested to vote on a proposed ban on stay telemetry information switch between the brand new vehicles in motion at race occasions and off-site bases.
Motorsport.com understands that as all groups weren't in settlement on banning the follow for season 5 it's going to stay authorized for the forthcoming season.
The FIA is anticipated to substantiate that the follow will probably be outlawed for season six on the remaining World Motorsport Council assembly of 2018, which takes place on Wednesday.