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Schedule, guide and preview of the Hyberabad ePrix 2023

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Schedule, guide and preview of the Hyberabad ePrix 2023
Schedule, guide and preview of the Hyberabad ePrix 2023

The Hyderabad ePrix, which will take place on Saturday 11 February. The first time the Formula E World Championship has visited India. It will be the first of four new races on the 2023 calendar. The other cities making their debut on the calendar are Cape Town (South Africa) on 25 February. Sao Paulo (Brazil) on 25 March and Portland (USA) on 24 June.

Located on the southern shore of Hussain Sagar Lake and overlooking its giant Buddha statue as a backdrop. The track is 2,835 metres long and has 18 corners – ten right and eight left. As a new circuit, little is known about it.

Schedule, guide and preview of the Hyberabad ePrix 2023

According to the simulators, it is an interesting track to drive. With high-speed sections and 18 technical corners, it embodies the fast-paced lifestyle of the city. The hard braking zones at turns one and three should promote plenty of overtaking – overtaking will also be seen at turn six – which are also the best places to recover energy during the ePrix.

The asphalt is in good condition with a few bumps from the start-finish line to turn one. There is a complex and interesting entry to Turn 3, and several corners have tricky combined entries and exits.

As for the weather conditions, there will be high temperatures and humidity in Hyderabad.

Schedule, guide and preview of the Hyberabad ePrix 2023

It will therefore be extremely important for the teams to adapt the tyre strategy in both qualifying and the race to match the conditions, which should lead to improved performance.

THE CITY

Hyderabad is the capital of the state of Telangana in southern India. It is an important centre of the technology industry which matters a great deal to Formula E. Historic sites include the Golconda Fort – an ancient diamond trading centre – and the Charminar – a 15th century mosque.

CURIOSITIES:

For Antonio Felix Da Costa, Hyderabad will be his 100th Formula E race, where he has so far scored seven wins, 16 podiums, eight pole positions and a drivers’ championship.

At ABT Cupra, Kelvin van der Linde will return to replace Robin Frijns who is still recovering from a hand injury sustained in the season opener in Mexico.

After Sacha Fenestraz finished in the points in Round 3, he will be looking to build on the progress and experience he has made. “I’m really excited to go to Hyderabad. None of us have raced here before, it levels the playing field a bit for me as a rookie,” Sacha began.

“I’m improving and learning with every race, getting used to the power and tyres. Hopefully we will continue to make progress and find the consistency we need to be successful in this championship,” he added.