Get your calendars ready for conflicts: Here’s the IndyCar/sports car ones in 2015

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With the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule officially released this morning, we have a better gauge of where IndyCar’s schedule fits in with the two major North American sports car championships: the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge. The FIA World Endurance Championship is drawing additional interest as well, and it is important to know those dates.

IndyCar and PWC run together on five weekends: St. Petersburg, March 29; Long Beach, April 19; Barber, April 26; Mid-Ohio, August 2; Sonoma, August 30.

There is one additional direct IndyCar/PWC conflict. The respective season openers are both on March 8, with IndyCar in Brazil and PWC at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

We shift next to IndyCar and TUDOR Championship conflicts. First off IndyCar and TUDOR run together twice: Long Beach, April 19 and Detroit, May 31.

The lone direct conflict between IndyCar and TUDOR rounds is the weekend of July 12, as IndyCar is at Milwaukee and TUDOR at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

There are two weekends where all of IndyCar, TUDOR and PWC all race: the last weekend in June and the fourth weekend in August.

On June 27/28, as IndyCar is at Fontana, TUDOR is at Watkins Glen (would impact IndyCar drivers wanting to do Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup race) and PWC is at Road America. Then on August 23, IndyCar is at Pocono, TUDOR at VIR and PWC at Miller Motorsports Park.

These conflicts will likely impact driver decisions, staffing, media and other opportunities as most individuals will have to pick one or the other.

Then we get to IndyCar and WEC conflicts, of which there are five. This directly impacts Mike Conway, who will have to pick between one or the other next year.

These conflicts are:

  • March 29: IndyCar St. Petersburg, WEC Paul Ricard Prologue test
  • April 12: IndyCar NOLA, WEC Silverstone
  • May 31: IndyCar Detroit, WEC Le Mans Test Day
  • June 14: IndyCar Toronto, WEC Le Mans 24 Hours
  • August 30: IndyCar Sonoma, WEC Nurburgring

Get your calendars ready and start marking up which series run on which dates. Or we can see if cloning for certain individuals is an option.

Formula E announces Portland, Oregon as US race in 2023

Formula E Portland 2023
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The American date for the 2023 Formula E schedule will move from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon on June 24, 2023, filling the calendar at 16 rounds. This will be the first time in the nine-year history of the series that they have raced on the West Coast in only the third different city in the United States. Miami hosted one Formula E race in 2015. The series has visited the United States every season except 2020 due to the COVID-1+9 pandemic.

The 2023 race will be Round 12.

“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 & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E in a press release. “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.”

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Last year’s American round in Brooklyn was made up of two races with Nick Cassidy from Envision Racing winning Race 1 and António da Costa from DS Techeetah taking the second race.

Portland will host only one Formula E race in 2023.

The 2023 season will be highlighted by the new Gen 3 car, which features a battery capable of generating 350 kilowatts with regeneration capability from both the front and rear axles. This contributes to a top speed of 200 miles per hour (m.p.h.), an increase of about 25 m.p.h. from last year.

The 2023 season also marks the entry of two new iconic teams, Maserati and McLaren, who completed their roster of drivers in late November with the addition of Jake Hughes.

Season 9 Calendar

Round 1:  January 3, Mexico City, Mexico
Rounds 2 & 3: January 27-28, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Round 4: February 11, Hyderabad, India*
Round 5: February 6, Cape Town, South Africa*
Round 6: March 8, São Paulo, Brazil*
Rounds 7 & 8: April 22-23, Berlin, Germany
Round 9: May 6, Monaco
Rounds 10 & 11: June 3-4, Jakarta, Indonesia
Round 12: June 24, Portland, Oregon*
Rounds 13 & 14: July 15-16, Rome, Italy
Rounds 15 & 16: July 29-30, London

*subject to final FIA Safety and Technical checks,