Manufacturers homologated for Formula E season two

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The eight manufacturers that will supply powertrains to teams for the second Formula E season have been approved and homologated by the FIA ahead of the first official test next week.

For season one, teams were restricted to series’ own SRT01-e powertrain that was produced by Renault in a bid to keep costs low.

In a bid to offer more creative freedom and encourage innovation from the second season, teams are now able to produce and race with their own powertrains.

After confirming the eight manufacturers for season two back in February, the FIA announced earlier this week that all had been approved and homologated accordingly.

Below is the official entry list for the second Formula E season, with the powertrains being listed on the right hand side.

2015-2016 FIA Formula E entry list

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport (DEU) – ABT Schaeffler FE01
Andretti Formula E Team (USA) – Andretti ATEC-01
Dragon Racing (USA) – Venturi VM200-FE-01
DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team (GBR) – VIRGIN DSV-01
Mahindra Racing Formula E Team (IND) – Mahindra M2ELECTRO
NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team (CHN) – NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 001
Renault e.Dams (FRA) – RENAULT Z.E.15
Team Aguri (JPN) – SRT01-e
Trulli Formula E Team (CHE) – Motomatica JT-01
Venturi Formula E Team (MCO) – Venturi VM200-FE-01

So in short, the only teams that will not be producing the powertrains in house are Team Aguri and Dragon Racing. Dragon has signed an agreement with Venturi to use its powertrain, whilst Aguri will stick with the season one package.

The first pre-season test takes place on August 10 and 11 at Donington Park in England.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

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IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.