Drivers between the ages of 15 and 25 are eligible to compete in the all-electric championship.
In addition to the two events that are scheduled to take place in the DTM, Formula E is going to be introducing a junior support series that will follow electric open-wheel championship events that will take place all over Europe. Since the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, which ran from 2018 to 2020, this is the first support series that Formula E has run since then.
It was really the previous year that the NXT Gen Cup began as a support series for the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship; however, it will now travel throughout Europe. Drivers between the ages of 15 and 25 are eligible to participate in the events, which will take place at each of the four European races that are part of the tenth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. These races are Misano, Monaco, Berlin, and the final race, which will take place in London.
It is expected that the lineups for the all-electric series will be unveiled beginning the next week. The series will feature both male and female drivers. This provides them with “the opportunity to compete on the same circuits as Formula E’s 22 world-class drivers,” as stated by Formula E. Many of these drivers will be under the age of 17, according to Formula E. This not only provides race fans with an additional event to see, but it also assists in preparing the next generation of drivers for professional competition in the major leagues. Because of this, it is referred to as the NXT Gen Cup.
It is anticipated that the NXT Gen Cup will make its debut on April 13 at Misano, Italy, provided that it receives final permission from the FIA. The LRT NXT1 is a competition vehicle that is based on the Mini Cooper SE and will be driven by racers. This vehicle with front-wheel drive has a motor that is comparable to 180 horsepower, and it also has an additional 60 horsepower thanks to a push-to-pass mechanism.
As a result of the fact that these are electric vehicles, there is a battery with a capacity of 30 kilowatt-hours and an associated 800 volt system. There are other features that include the ability to regen when braking, adjustable æhlins shock absorbers, and Hankook semi-slick all-weather tires. For the sake of the series, the organization constructed twenty automobiles, ensuring that each driver will get the same exact vehicle. There will typically be two practice sessions that last for twenty minutes each, a qualifying race that lasts for twenty minutes, and the actual race that lasts for twenty minutes.