Masters Historic Racing to return to USGP in 2015

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Those fans with a longing for the past – or at least the cars of the past – will be treated to a spectacle of the past alongside the present at the 2015 United States Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

Masters Historic Racing has been added to the slate at this year’s USGP, as a support event alongside the fourth USGP to be held at Austin.

The U.S.-based series last competed at Austin in 2012. There will be a 38-car grid limit, which hypothetically could be either slightly more or less than double the F1 grid itself that weekend, depending on whether Manor will be present (20 cars vs. 18).

“It will be awesome to see some of the most famous cars in Formula 1 history on track at Circuit of The Americas during the U.S. Grand Prix weekend in October,” racing legend and COTA Ambassador, Mario Andretti, said in a release.

“The sights and sounds of these iconic machines will bring back great memories for me of my own days racing in F1 and I’m sure the fans who come to the U.S. Grand Prix will leave with some incredible memories of some of the cars that so many legendary drivers used to race.”

Added Masters Historic Racing Founder, Ron Maydon: “We are delighted to be providing a support race for the GP this October. I can’t think of a more fitting end to our 2015 season than some Texan sunshine and U.S. hospitality! It is another fantastic opportunity for our drivers to showcase these wonderful cars for this support race and we are sure that a number of our European drivers will join their U.S. counterparts in Austin in October. I for one have my Stetson at the ready!”

More information is available at the COTA website. Three-day passes for the race start at $169.

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,