Electric-powered racing series Formula E, sponsored by the likes of ABB, ROHM Semiconductor and other leading brands in the energy market, has announced that the 2019/2020 series will be suspended temporarily for a two-month period due to Covid-19.
The series, which is driven in part by sponsorship by some of the largest names in electrical engineering such as ABB and ROHM Semiconductor, is hoped to resume following the two-month period, but upcoming races in Paris, France, Seoul in Korea and Jakarta, Indonesia, scheduled to take place during the self-imposed “quarantine period” will not take place.
Alejandro Agag, founder and chairman of Formula E, said: “Right now is the time to take responsible actions and this is why we have decided to temporarily suspend the season and move forward with introducing measures to freeze races from taking place over the next two months.
“Motorsport plays a major part in our lives and is important, but what is more important is the health and safety of our staff, fans and their families, as well as the citizens in the cities we race.”
“The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be back in full force, once the ongoing health crisis and spread of COVID-19 has subsided.”
The move may prove to be a disappointment for sports-car maker Porsche, who recently announced its participation in the sport.
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