- FE has visited the US every year outside of the Covid-hit 2020 season
- Portland follows Long Beach, Miami and New York City as US hosts
- 2023 will feature 16 races, one fewer than planned
Formula E has confirmed its 2023 calendar with the addition of Portland, Oregon in the United States.
Portland will host the all-electric series on 24th June, becoming the fourth US destination for Formula E. It also means the US will have hosted the series in every year since its inception, outside of the Covid-hit year of 2020. Previous destinations in the US include Long Beach, Miami and New York City.
This announcement also finalises next year's schedule, meaning the open slot on 20th May will not be filled. This reduces 2023 to 16 races from the planned 17-race season.
Formula E had been in discussions to visit a different area of South Korea after renovation work made a return to the Olympic Stadium in Seoul impossible, but no solution was found for next season. Discussions are ongoing for a return in 2024.
The 2023 season will also include debut visits to Hyderabad in India, Cape Town in South Africa and São Paulo in Brazil.
“We are excited to bring the premier electric motorsport world championship to Portland for the first time in June next year,” said Alberto Longo, co-founder and chief championship officer of Formula E.
“There is a big, passionate fanbase for professional sports in the city, together with strong ecological credentials which makes Portland a perfect host for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
“The USA remains an important market for Formula E. We are delighted to maintain that critical presence and engage a new audience in the Pacific Northwest region in all-electric motorsport.”
Next season marks the debut of Formula E's new Gen3 cars, which will break ground at the pre-season test in Valencia from 13th to 16th December.