Formula E adds Cape Town to 2023 calendar in destination shakeup

Seoul removed from schedule, while two slots are still yet to be determined.
  • Formula E will travel to South Africa for the first time
  • Two races in Seoul drop off the calendar
  • Berlin expands to a double-header race weekend

All-electric Formula E series will visit South Africa for the first time after confirming the addition of Cape Town to its 2023 schedule.

The 17-race calendar, now ratified by the the International Automobile Federation (FIA), starts on 14th January in Mexico City and will conclude with a double-header race weekend in London on 29th and 30th July.

Previously announced races in Seoul, however, will drop off the calendar due to renovation work being carried out at the Olympic Stadium. South Korea could return to the calendar later in the season if another venue is found.

The Berlin round expands to two races on 22nd and 23rd April, while there are two slots on 20th May and 24th June that are yet to be filled.

New destinations in Hyderabad, India and São Paulo are all also confirmed for Formula E's ninth season.

“We are excited to announce Cape Town as a new destination for our series in Season 9,” said Alberto Longo, co-founder and chief championship officer for Formula E.

“Our local partners are working incredibly hard to bring an ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race to the city and we cannot wait to see the futuristic Gen3 race cars competing against the iconic natural backdrop of Table Mountain.

“Renovation work at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, the venue for our first races in South Korea earlier this year, means we cannot return to the same location next season as originally planned and so we are exploring other options in South Korea to replace this venue.

“We are also in active discussions with more world cities and venues to host an event on the other date without a confirmed location.”

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