Formula E cars will have to stay in the pits © Jérôme Cartegini
The epidemic of coronavirus disease affects the whole world and therefore also the world of sport. Among the many disciplines affected is Formula E, which sees its season temporarily interrupted. The race scheduled for Paris next April will therefore not take place.
The Covid-19 had already started to weigh on the schedule of Formula E races. But at first, the organizers of the competition were content to postpone the ePrix scheduled for China in March 2020.
A firmer course of action
It is clear that the situation has not really improved since this announcement. It was therefore time to take more radical decisions, which were announced by Formula E and the International Automobile Federation (FIA), on the official championship website. This time, no half measure: the competition is suspended for a period of two months.
This means that in addition to the round scheduled in Sanya (China), several other races are postponed or canceled: those of Rome (Italy) and Seoul (South Korea), supposed to take place on April 4 and May 3 respectively. 2020. But this also concerns the Paris ePrix, which was to be held on April 18. Will these races be rescheduled? Nothing is less certain, but the organizers will study this possibility, in collaboration with the local authorities.
Green flag from June?
When will competition resume? To answer, Formula E has chosen to make a nod to its discipline, using colored flags, corresponding to the probability of seeing the championship restart in the coming months. " The months marked with a red flag are March and April, while that of May is currently classified in yellow flag and those of June and July in green flag, counting on an improvement and a stabilization of the situation “, Details the organization.
For the time being, Formula E therefore stops after five disputed races. Currently, the head of the classification is occupied by the Portuguese driver António Félix da Costa, member of the Chinese team DS Techeetah.
Source: Formula E