Formula E is evaluating back-up options for races at permanent Portuguese tracks as it anticipates potential disruption to its '21 calendar
Formula E is prepping for the fact in might not be able to get into city centres for its 2021 season. Portugal looks like a good option. Mid-week races also might become a thing. I actually think it's quite interesting to see how it works out and whether we'll see a ton of different venues.
i like midweek races i think why not (providing they are on Wednesday ) because why put yourself up in the clash l next week youve got BTCC F1 & Indycar. so you might get a bigger audience at ie: 7pm more sporting fans
So what's going off here then? Can't be th budget they are running on. Is it purely because they aren't winning, the lack of prestige in the formula or is there something about Gen3 cars they don't like?
Lucky for Formula E they still have Merc, Nissan, Jaguar etc but still a bit puzzling.
My gut feeling is it's still actually about cost and returns.
It would be great if it had better TV coverage but no other series outside F1 has the clout for that.
The motor industry has taken a huge hit this year and it wasn't in the best shape before Covid. They've also got massive investment costs meeting the latest and predicted EU targets. They will all be looking to cut unnecessary costs wherever they can; and motorsports are always going to be the first to go.
The decision is even easier if you're not getting the results.