Formula G (formerly: ACE Championship) is a new all-electric formula racing series due to start at the end of 2024. The concept of ex-Mahindra team principal Dilbagh Gill and former Formula E racing driver Nick Heidfeld: Formula G is intended as a pure support series to complement various championships and will start with two different performance classes for professionals and newcomers to facilitate professional entry into motorsport. It will utilise modified Gen2 chassis from Formula E.
Formula G does not want to organise independent events, but rather act as a pure support series for various motorsport categories. These can include both electric series such as Formula E and combustion engine classes.
It wants to make the events it supports "greener". Among other things, the G in its name stands for this "green" approach. Formula G also plays with the terms Groundbreaking, Good, Growth and Global on its website. The latter term indicates the series' geographical ambitions.
Where does Formula G race?
Gill and Heidfeld are planning to race in the regions of Europe & Africa, North and South America and Southwest Asia from the end of 2024. Specific countries have not yet been named. The East Asia region is also to be added in 2026.
What performance classes are there in Formula G?
Modified Formula E cars from the Gen2 era are likely to be used as race cars, as was previously the plan of the ACE Championship. However, the software allows the series to run two different performance classes with the same cars. It therefore calls its racing car "FG-ETwin". The front and rear wings are to be adjustable and differ aerodynamically depending on the class.
In the more powerful FG-1, full power is drawn from the battery, which should enable speeds of "more than 290 km/h". Only professional racing drivers will compete in this class.
In the less powerful FG-2, the series communicates a maximum speed of 240 km/h, which means that the class should be around 3.5 seconds slower per lap than the FG-1. It is explicitly aimed at young talent and possibly guest starters.
Which teams & drivers will compete in Formula G?
A total of ten teams will compete in Formula G, each with 20 FG1 and 20 FG2 starters. Each team will therefore have two cars and four drivers in the line-up.
The vehicles will have LED displays and lights that communicate various aspects of the race: Lead car, battery status, fastest race lap, etc.
Formula G will have its own "Powerpark" as its headquarters, where all equipment will be stored centrally between races. This campus will also serve as a training centre for young racing drivers and engineers and can be used for media activities.
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