Calendars each time more extensive, the greater number of categories and competing interests. Many are the constraints to the FIA at the time of planning the date of his major championships. In this aspect, the calendar of the ‘Season Three’ of the Formula And has been pointed out since the ePrix of Montreal (July 16) in conflict with the tentative date assigned to the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, fourth round of the World Endurance (WEC). A coincidence that is within the range of normal not to be by the large number of riders in the WEC to compete also in the Formula E.
Of the drivers confirmed for the season 2016-17 in the Formula E Sébastien Buemi, Nico Prost, Lucas di Grassi and Sam Bird vie for the WEC, three of the four official riders from big brands such as Toyota, Audi or Ferrari. In this aspect, the first to raise the voice has been the brazilian Di Grassi, stating that you would like to be able to fulfill both commitments. Other pilots with this possible conflict to be confirmed are Stéphane Sarrazin, Nelson Piquet Jr., Bruno Senna, Loïc Duval, Mike Conway, René Rast, Nick Heidfeld or Nathanaël Berthon, all of them with a presence in Formula E until now.
To the couple, the calendar of the pre-season of the
Formula And 2016-17 has also been confirmed. In addition to the 15 days that enjoy
the teams for private testing, the ten formations that make up the
grill of the Formula E will have its first session, official test between the
days 23 and 25 of August in Donington Park. As is customary, two of the three
conference will be open to the public. The second session of the test is scheduled
for the days 5, 6 and 7 September, leaving a month off for transport
all of the material to Hong Kong.