An electric touring car support race could feature on the same bill as the FIA Formula E championship for the 2018/19 season, Motorsport.com has reported.
The plan to introduce electric touring car support series is close to being firmed up, a announcement on the exact details from promoter Formula E Holdings Ltd could come as soon as October.
FIA President Jean Todt told reportedly Motorsport.com in Montreal that the progression of the Formula E weekend show is something that has been looked at in detail.
“Clearly we want to develop electric racing,” said Todt. “We are discussing and studying the introduction of the electric car in other categories of motorsport and I feel it would be a good idea to introduce a second race during the [Formula E] race weekend.”
Todt did not tell of any specific plans, Todt did tell Motorsport.com that plans for a support series on the Formula E bill are in discussion.
“I think there is a space to maybe introduce a different discipline as a support race,” he added. “It is something we are thinking of.”
It has not been stated if the support series will be one make or will it be multi-manufacturer. With the charging time of electric cars setting sessions lengths and race time and distance can around the time of Formula E will proof to be difficult.