An update to the procedures for the registration of manufacturers in the sixth and seventh seasons of Formula E has been confirmed by the FIA today.
Registered manufacturers are now asked to provide two full spare part kits according to the official Formula E car catalog (except battery and survival cell) to a minimum of two competitors for the first season of registration, rising to three competitors for the subsequent seasons.
For the 2019/20 season, new manufacturers have until 1st February 2018 to officially register interest with a proposal. The original date as outlined last year was 15th November, thus accelerating the Season Six registration process by ten months.
Mercedes and Porsche have already committed to entering in 2019 and will go through the procedural cycle which culminates in an entry being rubberstamped, but only after final homologation of the Season Six design. This date is set for the end of August 2018 with the final “car catalog” being finalized in October.
The two German manufacturer giants will receive information and parts from the single suppliers designated by the FIA for the new generation of Formula E on the basis of a timetable identical to that used for Manufacturers whose cars are approved in the first year of the cycle.
The commercial cost of ready to race customer cars, including the powertrain, has been fixed by the FIA and must not exceed €817,300.
This has been broken down as: €299,600 for the chassis, €200k for the battery, €12.7k for the HALO safety system, €250k for powertrain and a €55k administration fee.
The FIA has also confirmed that the window for 15 private manufacturer testing days has been extended by a month, with an October 1 deadline now in place as opposed to the previous September 1 cut-off.
However, this testing must now be carried out with just “one survival cell and one battery.”
An extra seven days continues to be available to manufacturers supplying more than one powertrain. Promotional event running will remain at six days, with a maximum of three on track from the homologation process beginning until December 31.