The Formula E calendar for the 2023 season has been completed, with the announcement of Portland as the host of the 12th round.
Formula E has raced in the United States every season since 2016, apart from 2020, when the E-Prix didn’t take place due to COVID). But work at the Red Hook Cruise Terminal made it impossible to organize the traditional E-Prix next season. The US is an important host of the championship and it was necessary to find a new circuit for the American E-Prix.
IndyCar’s circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida was considered a valid option, along with the idea of returning to either Miami or Long Beach. But ultimately, the World Motor Sport Council voted to bring Formula E to Portland, Oregon. Round 12 of Season 9 will be held on June 24th in the Pacific Northwest. With that addition, the 2023 calendar is now completed. The other blank slot in the preliminary schedule (May 20) has been removed and the season finalized with 16 races.
June 24 🗓️
We can't wait to make our debut in Portland! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/dil7lVKHND
— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) December 7, 2022
Alberto Longo, the Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer of Formula E, said:
“We are excited to bring the premier electric motorsport world championship to Portland for the first time in June next year. 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.”
A Season Full of New Locations
Season 9 will begin in Mexico City on January 14th, followed by the double round in Saudi Arabia on January 27th and 28th. After the first three races, Formula E will compete in India for the first time on February 11th. Next, the series flies to Cape Town on February 25th, another new entry for 2023.
On March 25th the championship resumes after a month off with the brand-new Sao Paolo E-Prix. Then it’s off to a Berlin doubleheader on April 22nd and 23rd and the iconic Monaco street circuit on May 6th. A debut circuit last season, Jakarta turns into a doubleheader in early June. The season reaches its final stretch first with Portland leading into two races in Rome. To close the season, London hosts a double and final two rounds on July 29th and 30th.