Formula E is which will accompany the electric single-seater championship events throughout Europe, in addition to two events on the DTM program. It is the first Formula E support series since the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, which ran from 2018 to 2020.
THE NXT Gen Cup It actually started last year as a support series for the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, but will now venture across Europe. The events are open to drivers aged 15 to 25 and will take place across the four European races included in Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, including Misano, Monaco, Berlin and the finale in London.
The all-electric series will feature both male and female drivers, with crews to be announced starting next week. Formula E says many of these drivers will be under the age of 17, giving them “the opportunity to compete on the same circuits as Formula E's 22 world-class drivers.” This not only gives racing fans something more to watch, but also helps prepare the next generation of drivers for the big leagues. That's why it's called the NXT Gen Cup.
Subject to final approval from the FIA, this year's NXT Gen Cup will make its first appearance on April 13 in Misano, Italy. Racers will drive a car called the LRT NXT1. This front-wheel drive vehicle has the equivalent of a 180 hp engine, plus an additional 60 hp from a push-to-pass system.
These are of course electric vehicles, so there is a 30 kWh battery accompanied by an 800 volt system. Other features include brake regeneration, adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers and Hankook semi-slick all-season tires. The organization has built 20 cars for the series, so each driver will have the exact same vehicle. The championship will typically consist of two 20-minute practice sessions, a 20-minute qualifying session and the 20-minute race itself.