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Carrera unveils “Carrera Hybrid” at CES – The Latest Innovation in Slot Car Racing
At CES 2024, Carrera is unveiling their brand new slot car racing innovation - Carrera Hybrid. Carrera Hybrid offers the perfect combination of gaming and racing fun as the vehicles are not tied to their own lane. They can, however, race freely across the track and switch lanes. AI support enables an extremely realistic driving experience and makes racing more fun than ever! Two “hellishly good” sets will be available from Q4 2024: "Devil Drivers" and "Speedway to Hell." Each set contains two cars in different cool colors. The “Devil Drivers” set contains the fiery red “Red Devil” and the pitch-black “Black Devil," while the "Speedway to Hell" set includes the poison green "Greeno" and the neon yellow "Grello". Also included are four high-speed straights, 10 nerve-wracking bends and a start/end straight. These track segments can be freely combined to make every race exciting and unique. Rechargeable batteries are built into the cars and USB-charging cables are also included so players can start racing right away. The vehicles are controlled with a free smartphone app for iOS and Android. Once in the app, steering is done intuitively by tilting the mobile phone and buttons on the display represent the accelerator and brake. The design of the app is based on the cockpit of real racing cars to offer a realistic and natural driving experience. Both racing sets feature two modes of play - beginner mode offering every racing fan an easy to play introduction to the world of Carrera Hybrid, while the expert mode delivers a real challenge even for experienced racing professionals. Further information can be found at carrera-toys.com
Mouser Electronics Announces Partnership with DS PENSKE for Formula E Season 10, Kicking off in Mexico City
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest electronic components and industrial automation products, is gearing up to sponsor the 2024 DS PENSKE Formula E racing team as they begin Season 10 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in Mexico City on January 13. Mouser is sponsoring the team throughout the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship racing season in collaboration with TTI, Inc. and valued manufacturers Molex and KYOCERA AVX. "Mouser is thrilled to continue our support of the DS PENSKE Formula E team," said Todd McAtee, Senior Vice President, Business Development for Mouser Electronics. "This exciting sport is paving the way for technological advancements in the transportation industry. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing partnerships are an innovative way for us to communicate our performance-driven business model." "TTI is pleased to team up again with Mouser to support DS PENSKE and promote this dynamic sport and its focus on sustainable automotive technologies of tomorrow," said Mike Morton, TTI Chief Executive Officer. "We will be cheering on the team and watching with anticipation." "Mouser and Molex have been proud supporters since the inception of Formula E, and we wish the DS PENSKE team a successful season. Looking forward to a winning year ahead," said Fred Bell, Molex Vice President of Global Distribution. "What an outstanding partnership. We're hoping for another exciting season and look forward to collaborating with Mouser and TTI in our support of the DS PENSKE Formula E racing team for 2024," said Alex Schenkel, KYOCERA AVX's Senior Vice President of Global Sales. The DS PENSKE team will be racing the third-generation Formula E DS E-TENSE FE23, which combines high performance with efficiency and stability. The all-electric cars feature a top speed of 280 kph and are 60 kg lighter than previous generations. Mexico City is one of the fastest tracks on the racing calendar, featuring a combination of long and fast straights with a technical infield section through Foro Sol stadium. The team has two past Formula E Champions driving its cars, 2022 World Champion Stoffel Vandoorne and the only two-time Formula E Champion, Jean-Éric Vergne. The Formula E series features cars that are powered solely by electricity and represent a vision for the future of the motorsports industry, serving as a framework for research and development around zero-emission motoring. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing partnerships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners. To learn more about the Mouser-backed DS PENSKE Formula E racing team and view the Formula E schedule, visit https://www.mouser.com/formula-e/
Pre-series Porsche Taycan 26 seconds faster on the Nordschleife than the current version
Porsche development driver Lars Kern has outdone himself at the Nürburgring: driving a pre-series Taycan, he posted a lap time of 7:07.55 minutes on the Nordschleife. This official lap time is a whopping 26 seconds faster than he was on his last record drive, in a Taycan Turbo S Sport sedan equipped with the performance package back in August 2022. Stuttgart/Adenau. “Twenty-six seconds is half an eternity in motorsport. Lars’ lap time of 7:07.55 minutes on the Nordschleife is sensational, putting the Taycan in the same league as electric hypercars,” says head of the model line, Kevin Giek. “And the impressive thing about it is that over several laps, Lars clocked almost exactly the same time.”
FORMULA E’S UNPLUGGED SERIES IS BACK FOR THE MOST DRAMATIC SEASON EVER
Formula E’s Unplugged series is back – officially bigger and better than ever - taking fans behind the scenes of the most competitive and dramatic season to date in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Series Three of Unplugged goes live from Tuesday, 2 January, giving viewers an authentic and unfiltered account of Season 9. The latest series will feature the incredible title chase that was only decided on the final weekend, with driver rivalries that boiled over on and off the track, taking place against the backdrop of the fastest racing – and most devastating crash – in Formula E history. Unplugged promises to serve up never-seen-before content of the record-breaking season, with more action and insider interviews that will entertain fans and give Formula E rookies an introduction to the personalities and storylines powering the growing popularity of the world’s most competitive motorsport. Britain’s Jake Dennis (Andretti Formula E Team) won the Drivers’ world championship title in London on the final weekend of the season, which was the epic climax of a season-long tussle with rivals Pascal Wehrlein, (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team), Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) and Nick Cassidy, who would end up finishing second but not before powering his former team, Envision Racing, to the Teams’ World Championship title in the final race. Seven different drivers from six different teams won races during the 16-race season which featured races in the centre of iconic world cities including Mexico City, Diriyah, Hyderabad, Cape Town, São Paulo, Berlin, Monaco, Jakarta, Portland, Rome and London. Many of the biggest names in world motorsport appeared on the Formula E grid in Season 9, including Maserati, who returned to single-seater world championship motorsport for the first time in more than 60 years, together with McLaren, Porsche, Jaguar, Nissan and Mahindra. While the story of Jake Dennis’s dramatic first world championship is a key storyline, fans will also see the incredible technological developments that are a hallmark of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. From the debut of the GEN3 race car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built – to NEOM McLaren driver, Jake Hughes, breaking the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, setting a new top speed achieved by a vehicle indoors – Unplugged has it all. Tim Glass, Broadcast and Programming Director, Formula E, said: “The Unplugged cameras captured every angle of what is officially our biggest and most dramatic season ever. There are clashes and crashes, high-speed action and intense rivalries, all playing out in iconic locations across the world from Cape Town to Hyderabad, São Paulo to London. Unplugged is the perfect way for new fans to catch-up on Formula E just as our new season begins, and for dedicated fans to get a whole new perspective on the entertainment from last season.” Jake Dennis, driver for Andretti Formula E Team said: “It took a momentous effort from the entire team last year to achieve what we did. So much happens behind the scenes that fans don’t usually get to see, and so to be able give fans an insight into all of the untold stories through Unplugged is fantastic. It’s also so much easier to connect with a sport when you feel like you know the people involved in it. Unplugged truly offers viewers a unique look at what it takes to compete in one of the world’s most competitive sports.” The third season of Formula E: Unplugged will also be available in select territories via Formula E’s media partners across 8 episodes, while on YouTube the series will be available in 10 episodes optimised for the platform, featuring a mix of fifteen-minute and eight-minute episodes, allowing fans to immerse themselves in the drama and innovation that defines this pioneering sport. Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins on Saturday, 13 January 2024 with the Hankook Mexico City E-Prix.
PRYSMIAN GROUP TO RENEW THE PARTNERSHIP WITH ANDRETTI FORMULA E
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry announce the renewal of the official partnership with Andretti Formula E also for the 2023/2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, after an exciting Season 9 that culminated with Jake Dennis winning the Formula E Drivers World Championship. “Cable and optical fibre technologies are key enablers of energy transition, electrification and digitalization processes. In particular, in the e-mobility industry they are essential for cars, charging infrastructures and related grid integration” stated Prysmian Group CEO-designate Massimo Battaini. “We have been the first cable maker to partner with a Formula E team as major sponsor, with the goal - as leader in the sector - of promoting innovation. We are excited to continue building on this partnership and join forces to continue creating value”, Battaini added. Prysmian Group will continue to support Andretti Formula E also by providing solutions for the transmission of power and information across all of the Team’s sustainable electrification efforts. In Season 9 key innovations such as the in-garage PRY-CAM provided valuable energy-usage data and insights. The Andretti Formula E and Prysmian Group partnership is based on the shared core values of innovation, sustainability, challenge and performance, and the aim to keep on building these in their second season of partnership. With this initiative, Prysmian Group aims at further strengthening its “Sustain to Lead” strategy and value proposition of innovation and sustainable development also in the strategic sectors of e-mobility, renewable power transmission and distribution, and digital solutions. “We are thrilled to welcome Prysmian Group back to the team. Staying one corner ahead of our competitors has always been a key element of Andretti’s business success making partnerships with true innovators like Prysmian Group, a global leader in electrification with their cable products, a huge win for our organization. We’re looking forward to an exciting Season 10, beginning with the season opener in Mexico City in January” said Doug Bresnahan, Chief Commercial Officer, Andretti Global. Andretti Formula E heads into the highly anticipated landmark 10th season having already achieved 10 wins, 12 poles and a World Driver Championship with involvement in the series dating back to Formula E’s inaugural race in 2014. The team will kick off Season 10 of the Formula E competition at the season opener in Mexico City on January 13, 2024. Created in 2011, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is a single-seater motorsport championship for electric cars. Since the 2020–21 season, Formula E is a FIA World Championship, making it the first single-seater racing series outside of Formula One to be given world championship status.
FORMULA E EXPANDS FIA GIRLS ON TRACK INITIATIVE TO EVERY RACE AND PODIUM NEXT SEASON
Formula E and the FIA today announced that more girls than ever before will participate in the FIA Girls on Track programme at Formula E races next season, which will also include a role on the race winner’s podium for the first time. The programme for girls aged 12 to 18 will extend to all 11 race weekends in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2024, up from five race weekends in earlier seasons. More than 1,650 girls will take part at Formula E races in Mexico City, Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Tokyo, Misano, Monaco, Berlin, Shanghai, Portland, and London. Now in its sixth year, Formula E has positively impacted more than 2,500 girls at 15 race weekends, with leading female figures from a range of professions across the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship paddock delivering inspirational and educational workshops. Highlights of the newly enhanced programme include: A participant of FIA Girls on Track being part of the ceremonies team and present on the victory podium following every race to highlight female inclusion in motorsport. An immersive work experience placement offered by ABB FIA Formula E World Championship ecosystem at track during race week. A minimum of 100 girls involved in workshops at track with a further 50 involved in career talks in local universities in every race market. Resources on Formula E’s website that highlight necessary skills and career development opportunities within motorsport, including future FIA Girls on Track activations. A new and enhanced brand identity to better reflect and resonate with the women involved in the initiative, following the rebrand of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the start of Season 9. Increased engagement with those who have already participated in activations to further develop their education and understanding of career opportunities. Women presenting in the FIA Girls on Track come from every part of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, including teams, partners and sponsors. Presentations are delivered on topics including broadcasting, health & safety, technology, engineering, driving and media roles with participating girls getting a complete behind-the-scenes access to race day operations. Julia Pallé, Vice President Sustainability, Formula E, said: “We are thrilled to take FIA Girls on Track to the next level and set the standard for how sporting organisations can truly educate, upskill and integrate the next generation of female leaders into their workforce. Taking bold, innovative steps is in our DNA and our commitment for furthering gender equality is no different. Looking around the paddock we see more and more women who have benefitted from the programme and progressed into the industry which underlines both the effectiveness of the programme as well as the importance of why we must continue to maximise its potential. We like all other sports must go further, faster, in championing gender equality around the world.” Deborah Mayer, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission President, said: "I am delighted to see FIA Girls on Track program back for the milestone tenth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The FIA Women in Motorsport Commission is firmly committed to increasing female participation in motor sport at all levels and in all domains. As such, FIA Girls on Track offers the perfect platform to introduce young girls and women to motorsport and all the many and varied career opportunities it presents." The new elevated programme is proudly supported by Hankook (Presenting Partner) ABB (Global Partner), WAE (Official Partner), with the series’ Official Partner, Allianz, supporting this initiative as a new Global Partner.
UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY HAILS FORMULA E’S “WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE” AT COP28
In a landmark moment for electric mobility at COP28's Transport Day, the UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Mark Harper MP, commended Formula E for its pioneering role in revolutionizing electric mobility. Describing the series as a "myth-busting" force, Mark Harper MP highlighted Formula E's exceptional blend of "world-class performance" and commitment to the carbon agenda. In a major move to boost electric vehicle infrastructure, Mark Harper MP announced the UK Government's £70 million pilot scheme to expand ultra-rapid EV charging points across motorway services, marking a significant stride towards the UK's net-zero targets. Formula E's role as a catalyst for technological advancement and decarbonization in the road vehicle sector was praised by the MP, who outlined the championship's potential to help the UK achieve its ambitious environmental goals. The announcement followed insightful panel discussions at the summit, featuring experts from Formula E's ecosystem, including ABB, DHL, NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, Envision Racing, and UNICEF. These sessions delved into the future of mobility and the championship's influential role in driving sustainable change and technical innovation. The panel sessions and broader efforts at COP28 by Formula E and its partners underlined the synergy of sustainability, entertainment, and innovation in electric racing, demonstrating the sport’s significant role in fostering sustainable human progress. Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, commented after the session: "Formula E's presence at COP28 sends a powerful message that sustainability and high performance can coexist without compromise. Our championship has consistently pushed the envelope in e-mobility, thrilling fans worldwide while serving as a cutting-edge test bed for EV technology. “We're gratified to see the UK’s recognition of our efforts and excited about the potential for our track innovations to transform everyday electric vehicles and consumer technology. “The UK's investment in EV infrastructure is a testament to the tangible impact of our vision, reinforcing Formula E's position at the forefront of sustainable motorsport and technological progress." In a related session at COP28, Julia Pallé, Vice President of Sustainability at Formula E, delivered two masterclass workshops at DHL’s Dubai Innovation Centre. Pallé emphasized the critical need for action and collaboration in combating climate change, highlighting how sustainability can – and must – accelerate growth rather than hinder it. Speaking about the urgent need for action to tackle climate change, Julia Pallé, Vice President of Sustainability at Formula E said: "The time for debate is over; it's time to embrace change. Our partnership with DHL showcases how collaboration and innovation are central to advancing sustainable human progress. Formula E and DHL are demonstrating that sustainability is not a limit to growth but a driver for innovation and progress." These efforts by Formula E and its partners at COP28 underscore the significant role Formula E plays in shaping the future of sustainable mobility and leading the global conversation on sustainability and innovation.
TNT SPORTS BECOMES NEW HOME OF FORMULA E LIVE RACE COVERAGE IN THE UK AND IRELAND
TNT Sports will become the official broadcast home of Formula E live race coverage in the UK and Ireland, with former Premier League star and broadcaster Jermaine Jenas named as the new TV host, it was announced today. Formula E arrives on TNT Sports next month with live coverage of the race in Mexico City on Saturday, 13 January to kick-off Season 10 of the pioneering all-electric motorsport. Not only will exclusive television coverage be presented on TNT Sports, the most comprehensive digital ecosystem will see uninterrupted coverage of every race streamed live for viewers in the UK on discovery+* alongside extensive editorial coverage on TNTSports.co.uk to tell the stories of Formula E and its teams. Viewers can look forward to live coverage of all 17 races in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship next year in what will be Formula E’s biggest-ever season. TNT Sports’ football pundit and broadcaster Jermaine Jenas will front Formula E coverage as lead presenter alongside Nicki Shields and a host of experts who will bring Formula E’s unique racing to life for fans. More viewers than ever tuned into live Formula E race coverage last season. They witnessed the most competitive and exciting season yet as every Formula E track record was smashed including the fastest top speed in a race, fastest average lap speed, more race leaders than ever before, and triple-digit overtakes in most races including a high of 403 passes in the US race in Portland, Oregon. Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, said: “This is incredible news for sports fans in the UK who already watch premium live sports on TNT Sports. From next month they will get to enjoy the new thrill of Formula E racing, the most competitive motorsport on TV. For existing Formula E fans, we are excited to present TNT Sports as the new home of Formula E in the UK. With experienced professional sportsperson and broadcaster Jermaine Jenas leading our stellar line-up of expert presenters to provide his original perspective for viewers, we cannot wait to get to work in Mexico City.” Trojan Paillot, SVP Sports Rights Acquisitions and Syndication, Warner Bros. Discovery Europe, said: “We are pleased to agree a new supercharged partnership with Formula E that will deliver sports fans in the UK and Ireland with exclusive live coverage of every race throughout the season. Not only does this further expand our motorsport portfolio but integrates Formula E as part of the most varied premium sports offer in the UK alongside football, rugby, cricket, boxing and much more to further elevate the profile of the series and to help it to reach an even wider audience.” Jermaine Jenas, Formula E television presenter, said: “Since retiring from football I never thought I would find a sport that I loved as much but Formula E is a sport like nothing else. I couldn’t be more excited to take on this incredible presenting role and travel the world with such amazing teams. To get in front of the camera and share that energy and action with viewers is a whole new challenge and adrenaline rush for me and I’m really looking forward to it.” Formula E TV presentation line-up: Jermaine Jenas will join popular host Nicki Shields, commentator Tom Brooks, ex-Formula E driver Karun Chandhok, and four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti to anchor the coverage on TNT Sports and all English-language Formula E programming around the world. Pitlane reporters Radzi Chinyanganya, presenter for Warner Bros. Discovery’s Olympic Games coverage, and Saunders Carmichael-Brown will return next season along with former Formula E team boss Allan McNish. New to the expert line-up are respected Formula E veteran driver, André Lotterer; rally driver Catie Munnings; and tenacious racing driver, Billy Monger. Former F1 veteran David Coulthard and inaugural W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will make guest appearances through the season. Formula E races live on TNT Sports: After the season-opener in Mexico City is the first doubleheader of Season 10 and the only night races under lights – innovative, sustainable LED lighting – from the street circuit surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage site in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The next stop is the intensely challenging street track in Hyderabad, India, before a return to the carnival atmosphere of São Paulo, Brazil. Formula E will make history with Round 6 on Saturday, 30 March when it becomes the first motorsport world championship to race on the streets of Tokyo. After that is another visually exotic new venue for TV viewers with a doubleheader race weekend on the track in Misano, Italy, on the northern Adriatic coast. The spiritual home of motorsport, Monaco, is the next stop before the season builds to a climax with four consecutive doubleheader race weekends where the world title storyline is sure to twist and turn with every race. Berlin is first up, with a brand-new track layout and maintaining its record as the only city to host Formula E racing in all ten seasons. Another major city debut follows with Shanghai hosting Formula E racing for the first time. Portland, Oregon, is the next stop with the 22 drivers getting two races to try to beat the record of 403 race overtakes from last season’s Portland event. Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship concludes in London on the weekend of Saturday, 20 July and Sunday, 21 July – perfectly situated for sports fans on the weekend between the UEFA EURO 2024 final and the opening of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Friday, 26 July. Last season, both the Drivers’ and Teams’ world championship titles were decided on the final weekend of the season, with four drivers in with a chance of winning the coveted crown. Britain’s Jake Dennis was the ultimate warrior, claiming his first world championship, racing for the Andretti Formula E team. How to watch TNT Sports: TNT Sports is available across all major TV platforms including BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media. Existing BT Sport customers can watch and enjoy TNT Sports without needing to take any further action. discovery+ is the streaming destination for TNT Sports in the UK, presenting many of the world’s most celebrated sports events including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, exclusive Premier League games, Premiership Rugby, MotoGP, UFC, boxing, and WWE, together with great entertainment. *TNT Sports is not available on discovery+ in the Republic of Ireland.
FORMULA E ANNOUNCES BIGGEST-EVER CALENDAR FOR TENTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Formula E today confirmed the full calendar for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Italy’s Misano World Circuit hosting a Formula E race for the first time, and Portland expanding to a doubleheader weekend to create a 17-race season, the biggest calendar to date. The FIA World Motor Sport Council today approved the addition of Misano to the Formula E schedule, making it the third new venue alongside Tokyo and Shanghai. Formula E will now complete a 17-race season for the first time as it celebrates its tenth season as the pioneering all-electric motorsport world championship. The Misano track is located close to the Rimini beach resort in the historic Emilia-Romagna region on the northern Adriatic coast. It is a popular venue in the MotoGP World Championship and the home circuit of legendary rider Valentino Rossi. Formula E will race at Misano on Saturday, 13 April and Sunday, 14 April. Andrea Abodi, Italian Minister of Sport, and Stefano Bonaccini, President of Emilia Romagna, welcomed Formula E Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Alberto Longo, to formally announce their official host venue status. Andrea Abodi, Minister of Sport, said: “Formula E is a great opportunity for our country and after many wonderful years in Rome, the next Italian E-Prix will be held in Misano in 2024. It is important that Italy welcomes this event that promotes sustainable mobility and has an extraordinary charm. Motorsport holds a special place in the heart of Italians, and we have learned to appreciate these new cars that bring hope for the future and deliver a legacy of cutting-edge technology”. Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna region, said: “The choice of Misano to be the Italian stage of Formula E is another recognition of the extraordinary teamwork that has made Emilia-Romagna the Italian region with the highest number of sporting events in the country. Particularly in motorsport, this event adds to the return of Formula 1 to Imola, and MotoGP and Superbike which have all taken place on the circuit. Congratulations to the organizers for this new milestone, it sends a very important message beyond its sporting value: Formula E is the first and only sport to be certified net zero carbon since inception and reminds us how the fight against climate change is the priority in this historical moment.” The debut race at the Portland International Raceway last season was seen as an experiment for Formula E, offering a wide, open track compared to the compact street circuits that remain the hallmark of Formula E racing. The race was hailed a success by fans, race teams and organisers alike as tickets sold out and the 22 drivers were able to showcase the potential of their revolutionary GEN3 race cars in a completely new environment, delivering a record-breaking 403 passes in the 32-lap race. Next season, Portland will host a double-header on Saturday, 29 June and Sunday, 30 June, the penultimate race weekend of the season before the London finale on Saturday, 20 July and Sunday, 21 July. Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E, said: “We are excited to race at the historic Misano track for the first time and introduce the huge local motorsport fanbase to Formula E’s uniquely competitive racing. Everyone associated with the track and region has been incredibly enthusiastic in welcoming Formula E to the area, and I would like to thank them for their support. The same message goes to the local promoter and officials in Portland, we cannot wait to return for a full weekend of racing and entertainment in the City of Roses. Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, said: “Formula E delivers street racing better than anyone, and our final Season 10 calendar presents the ultimate challenge for teams and drivers in the second year of the GEN3 race car with the perfect blend of iconic street circuits and established tracks. Misano will be a great new experience for everyone, while the additional race in Portland signifies our ongoing commitment to the US market alongside the potential for growth in the region.” Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins in Mexico City on Saturday, 13 January 2024 with races in Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Tokyo, Misano, Monaco, Berlin, Shanghai, Portland and London. Formula E will make history next year as the first motorsport world championship to race in Tokyo, on roads around the Tokyo Big Sight convention centre on the Tokyo Bay waterfront. Formula E and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have been working together to bring the race to the city to support the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) initiative, part of the Zero Emission Tokyo strategy. The city has a climate action plan that aims to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Formula E will also race for the first time in Shanghai at the Shanghai International Circuit with a double-header of races on Saturday, 25 May and Sunday, 26 May 2024. The first-ever Formula E race was held in Beijing on 13 September 2014, with Sanya and Hong Kong also hosting a total of seven races in China to date, the most recent in March 2019.
FORMULA E AT COP28: ELITE SPORT MUST “GIVE IT EVERYTHING” TO BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE
Formula E, the world’s first net zero carbon sport since inception, will mark the beginning of its milestone tenth season by attending the United Nations’ COP28 summit and calling on elite sport leaders to “give it everything” in their sustainability efforts. A delegation representing the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, its teams, and partners, will be at COP28 to showcase how high-performance sport and sustainability can exist together without compromise. Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, said: “Elite sport reaches a global audience of billions every week. Athletes are among the most-followed and influential people on the planet. Collectively, we have the potential to make positive changes for a more sustainable future and encourage fans to do the same. To use popular football manager parlance, we need to ‘give it everything’.” Formula E was conceived in 2011 by businessman Alejandro Agag (now Formula E Founder & Chairman) and the FIA as the first all-electric single-seater motor racing championship, with the explicit mission of showcasing sustainable mobility in the heart of iconic world cities. The first race was held on the streets of Beijing in September 2014. Today, nine seasons and 116 races later, Formula E is the first FIA-sanctioned electric world championship and established as the world’s most sustainable sport. Last season, Formula E and the FIA developed and introduced the GEN3 race car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful, efficient and sustainable electric race car ever built – capable of 200mph / 322km/h and regenerating 600kW of energy. When the GEN3 races in Shanghai for the first time next season, it will be 75 per cent more powerful and 95 km/h faster than the first-generation car that took to the streets of Beijing. One of the most significant technological developments is 50% of the energy used by a GEN3 in a race comes from regenerative braking. Demonstrating that sustainability in sport does not mean a compromise on quality of action, Formula E’s drivers pushed the GEN3 to the limit last season, breaking every on-track speed and sporting record with triple-digit overtakes in the majority of races. Manufacturers in the series include Jaguar, Porsche, Nissan, Mahindra, Maserati, DS Automobiles and ERT. The championship creates an intensive test bed environment for the 11 teams, and partners, to innovate EV technologies, which are increasingly making the ‘race to road’ transfer into electric cars on the streets. The Formula E delegation attending COP28 will comprise of teams and partners including ABB, DHL, UNICEF, NEOM McLaren Formula E Racing Team, Envision Racing Formula E Team and others, using thought leadership sessions to highlight the bespoke benefits such as technology development and learnings they draw from the global series. In 2020 Formula E became the first sport in the world to have its emissions reductions targets validated by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi). It is on track to achieve its 45% reduction target by 2030 target across Scopes 1, 2 and 3. Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins on Saturday, 13 January 2024, in Mexico City. The series will then race in Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Tokyo, a venue in Italy to be announced, Monaco, Berlin, Shanghai, Portland and London. The COP28 summit is being held in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 30 November until 12 December 2023. It is the 28th annual United Nations climate meeting where governments will discuss how to limit and prepare for future climate change. Summary of Formula E COP28 activity Tuesday, 5 December DHL Masterclass with Julia Palle – invite only Location: DHL Innovation Centre Overview: Showcasing the technology and sustainable freight solutions DHL develops within the championship and the value it sees in the championship. Bloomberg Green thought leadership evening reception with Formula E delegation and special guests – invite only Location: Jumeirah Emirates Tower Overview: Bloomberg Green at COP28 is an immersive experience designed to delve into pragmatic strategies for cross-sector climate action. Wednesday, 6 December Formula E Green Zone Session – ‘Formula E’s Race Against Climate Change’ – open to all Blue and Green zone passholders Location: COP28 Green Zone Main Stage (Dubai Amphitheatre), Dubai Expo City Time: 1130-1230 Overview: During Formula E’s session, moderated by Sky Sports’ David Garrido, you’ll hear how the all-electric motorsport championship continues to be a pioneer within motorsport, technology and sustainability, providing fans with spectacular racing and teams and partners with a world-leading test bed to develop cutting-edge sustainable solutions. Speakers: Jeff Dodds – CEO, Formula E Ian James - Team Principal, NEOM McLaren Formula E Racing Team, Team Principal Sylvain Filippi - Managing Director and CTO, Envision Racing Formula E Mike Umiker – Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Movement Fathi Tlatli, President Global Sector Auto-Mobility at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation, DHL UNICEF spokesperson, Global Partnership Team Thursday, 7 December Formula E panel at Future Mobility Hub during its Sustainability in Sport Day – open to Future Mobility Hub passholders Location: Future Mobility Hub DMCC, 1001 10th Floor, Uptown Tower Uptown Dubai Time: 1715-1800 Overview: During this panel session you’ll hear how teams and partners from Formula E are working together in developing the cutting-edge racing series and how learnings and technology can be transferred to wider consumer audiences and applications. Formula E networking evening drinks reception for teams, partners, ecosystem and invited special guests – invite only Location: Future Mobility Hub DMCC, 1001 10th Floor, Uptown Tower Uptown Dubai Time: 1800-1930 UNFCCC Sport 4 Climate Action athlete panel including Lucas di Grassi Location: Blue Zone TBC Time: Friday, 8 December TBC
FORMULA E WINS INAUGURAL NET ZERO STRATEGY AWARD
Formula E’s world-leading net zero carbon strategy has won the edie Net-Zero Award, reaffirming the championship’s position as the most sustainable sport on the planet. Formula E’s net zero carbon strategy was commended at the awards ceremony last night for its ambition in reducing overall emissions in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship by 45% by 2030. Formula E is also the only sport in the world to be net zero carbon from inception in 2014. Since making the commitment in 2020 when Formula E became the first sport in the world to have its emissions reduction targets validated by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), it is more than half way to achieving the 2030 target across Scopes 1, 2 and 3 having reduced championship emissions by 28% in just three years. Edie’s new Net-Zero Awards have been created to recognise and celebrate organisations that are spearheading the transition towards a net zero carbon economy and that are taking world-leading steps in that transition. They run in tandem to the prestigious edie Awards that showcase the most sustainable businesses around the globe. On Saturday, 13 January 2024, the first race of Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place in Mexico City, marking a decade of world lead sustainability initiatives. Julia Palle, Vice President, Sustainability, at Formula E, said: “We are thrilled to have our world-leading net zero carbon strategy recognised by edie’s inaugural Net-Zero Awards. With ten years of racing under our belt our mission is not only to remain the most sustainable sport on the planet, but to inspire and encourage other sports and sectors to do more and move faster. We can all do more to reduce our impact on the environment, but with a clearly defined net zero carbon strategy the impact can be truly game changing in protecting the planet.”
FORMULA E ANNOUNCES HACKETT LONDON AS OFFICIAL APPAREL PROVIDER
Formula E and Hackett London today announced a new partnership with the premium clothing brand becoming the Official Apparel Provider for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Mexico City hosts the opening race of Season 10 on Saturday, 13 January 2024 followed by races in Diriyah, São Paulo, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rome, Monaco, Berlin and Portland. The season finale is a double-header race weekend in London on Saturday, 20 July and Sunday, 21 July 2024. Hackett London launched Hackett Sport earlier this year, a premium range of sportswear for those on the go that highlights a shift to more active contemporary styling. The garments in the Hackett Sport collection are designed to offer unrestricted movement while preserving the brand's impeccable style - essential characteristics for Formula E employees active at city centre races around the world. The Hackett Sport range features performance layers crafted in technical fabrics, such as gilets, trousers, tops, and other athletic wear. Hackett London has a long-standing relationship with the world of sport, established since the brand launched 40 years ago. It has a special connection to motor racing, with British driver, Jenson Button, a long-time brand collaborator. Jeff Dodds, Chief Executive Officer, Formula E, said: “We are excited to welcome Hackett London as our Official Clothing Provider for Season 10. Formula E and Hackett London share commitments to excellence and innovation, bringing a forward-thinking vision of performance and design into a new era of motorsport.” Marcella Wartenbergh, CEO, AWWG Group, said: "We are thrilled about this partnership with Formula E, as it mirrors the spirit of freedom and adventure that Hackett encapsulates through its British tailoring with a modern twist. This collaboration perfectly embodies Hackett's commitment to innovation and sustainability, and it is with this shared ethos that we look forward to reshaping the future of motorsport together." Founded in London in 1983, Hackett London is inspired by the quintessential style of British tailoring. Although the brand has long been synonymous with sartorial excellence and remains true to its origins by offering bespoke, made-to-measure and personal tailoring services, Hackett London continues to bridge the gap between past and present.
FORMULA E APPOINTS WHISPER FOR NEW-LOOK AND EXPANDED BROADCAST COVERAGE
Formula E announced today that leading sports and entertainment production company, Whisper, will deliver English language live race coverage and programming for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The new partnership will see Whisper produce English-language programming including pre- and post-race shows and live race content. Showcasing the driver personalities, rivalries and storylines in Formula E will be a key feature of all content. Last season was the most competitive yet in Formula E as both the Drivers’ and Teams’ world championship titles were decided on the final weekend. All racing track records were broken, while most of the 16 races featured triple-digit overtakes. Beginning from the opening race of the season in Mexico City on Saturday, 13 January 2024, Whisper will produce an all-new, hour-long build-up show before every live race. The extended pre-race show will focus on bringing the world championship to life for Formula E’s growing global audience, with driver stories, insight and analysis of the title race. Season 9 saw the highest-ever cumulative audience of live Formula E coverage with an increase of 4% to 225m compared to the previous season. Whisper will produce a revamped access-all-areas show the night before every race weekend based around the Free Practice 1 session – the first time drivers are on-track – in a more informal, magazine-style format. Whisper will also produce enhanced coverage of the Free Practice 2 and 3 sessions, and the popular live qualifying session. Formula E’s unique ‘Duels’ qualifying format features all 22 drivers in two groups of 11, with the four fastest in each group going into a head-to-head knockout competition to determine the winner, who starts in pole position, and the other starting positions on the grid. A new presenting line-up will be announced soon featuring big names from the world of motorsport and entertainment who will join returning fan favourites including Nicki Shields, Karun Chandhok, Dario Franchitti, Radzi Chinyanganya, Allan McNish and Tom Brooks. Aurora Media Worldwide will continue to create the host broadcast with Gravity Media providing production facilities. Aarti Dabas, Chief Media Officer, Formula E, said: “We are excited to work with Whisper who will bring to Formula E their impressive, proven credentials for creating compelling sports and entertainment broadcast content. Formula E is the most competitive motorsport world championship with unrivalled racing action, big personalities in the paddock, and genuine storylines that will capture the imagination of new and current audiences.” Sunil Patel, CEO & Co-Founder, Whisper, said: “Our intention for the Formula E coverage is to deliver ‘Entertainment Electrified’. We have an exciting and updated talent line up, as well as ambitious coverage plans, as we seek to redefine the coverage with the inspiring Formula E team. This project will draw on our creative storytelling skills and our absolute passion for motorsport.” Whisper was co-founded by 13-time F1 Grand Prix winner, David Coulthard and has delivered award-winning F1 coverage since 2016. It produced the host coverage for W Series and is currently filming an access-all-areas documentary series within motorsport. Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins in Mexico City and for the first time will include races on the streets of Tokyo and in Shanghai. The series will return to Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Berlin, Portland, London and a location in Italy to be announced.
JAGUAR REIGNS IN SPAIN: FORMULA E PRE-SEASON TESTING REPORT
An eventful Formula E pre-season testing concluded yesterday in Valencia, Spain, with the promise of another too-close-to-call campaign after 19 of the 21 drivers on-track in the final session set fastest-lap times all within just 0.7 seconds. Combined totals of 4,960 laps and 16,745km were accumulated by drivers and rookies who took to the track alongside the main team drivers for the very first time ahead of Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. That included Gabriela Jílková, who became the first woman to drive the GEN3 with a 46-lap run as TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team rookie. Mitch Evans set the fastest time of the week in the very first session as the Jaguar TCS Racing driver’s 1m24.474s outpaced Maximilian Günther’s 2022 record by more than half a second. In fact, the top seven runners on Tuesday morning were all inside the quickest time set by Günther in the new GEN3 race car when it was introduced in pre-season testing a year ago. Making his on-track debut for Jaguar TCS Racing, Nick Cassidy set the quickest lap time on Friday of 1m24.617s, stopping Evans from claiming the top time in all three sessions. Without doubt, Jaguar are throwing down the gauntlet before Season 10 begins in Mexico City in January. What’s more, they are setting the scene for an epic battle between the compatriots who share a garage and the intense desire to win a first Formula E world championship title. A 10-hour session on Friday began with a 27-lap race simulation giving teams and drivers the ability to test a full race program including the first run-throughs for fast-charging pitstops, as well as caution and Safety Car periods. Envision Racing’s Robin Frijns led the pack over the line at the chequered flag having made it by TAG Heuer Porsche’s António Félix da Costa in the final few laps. Evans also pushed past the Portuguese to finish second. Da Costa finished the week with his quickest lap time matching Cassidy’s while Sébastien Buemi was the fourth fastest with 1m24.641s. Maximilian Günther had been quickest in three of the last four tests in the Spanish city and the Maserati MSG Racing driver had set the pace last year. This time, he finished fifth with 1m24.658s. Mahindra Racing's Edoardo Mortara was next with 1m24.701s. This was a remarkable effort by the team given the challenges they faced following damage to some of their support equipment after a localised fire in the pit lane earlier in the week. Defending Formula E world champion, Jake Dennis, driving the No.1 car for Andretti Formula E team finished in 12th spot with a best time of 1min24.827s. The 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins in Mexico City on Saturday, 13 January. Season 10 features new races in Shanghai and Tokyo, with returns to Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Berlin, Monaco, Portland, London plus a venue in Italy to be announced.
CHINA AND INDIA JOIN USA AND JAPAN TO STAGE FORMULA E RACES IN 2024
Formula E today announced races in China and India next year, the milestone tenth season of the world’s first electric motorsport, making it the only motorsport to stage events during 2024 in the three biggest countries in the world by population: China, India and the USA*. Shanghai and Hyderabad were confirmed as host cities in Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, following approval at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting today. Formula E will race for the first time in Shanghai at the Shanghai International Circuit with a double-header of races on Saturday, 25 May and Sunday, 26 May 2024. The first-ever Formula E race was held in Beijing on 13 September 2014, with Sanya and Hong Kong also hosting a total of seven races in China to date, the most recent in March 2019. Hyderabad will host Formula E again on Saturday, 10 February 2024 with support from the Telangana Government and Minister K. T. Rama Rao and following the 31,000-capacity sold out debut race in February this year. The event delivered an uplift of almost USD 84m to the Hyderabad economy**. Formula E already made history with the Season 10 calendar when Tokyo was confirmed to host a race on Saturday 30 March, the first time a motorsport world championship race will be held on the streets in the heart of the iconic Japanese capital. There are two further updates to the Season 10 calendar. The event planned for Jakarta on Saturday, 8 June will not go ahead following the announcement of a campaigning period in the Indonesian presidential elections during most of June. This would impact the logistics of delivering a race on the streets of the capital city at the same time. Formula E and the authorities in Jakarta are exploring the feasibility of racing in the city on an alternative date. The second update is a likely venue change in Italy for Rounds 7 and 8. This follows a review by experts at Formula E and the FIA into the Season 9 races in Rome, where the new faster, more powerful GEN3 car reached the limits of the narrow, sharp-turning circuit in Rome’s business district. Formula E is exploring alternative venues, including permanent circuits, to maintain an event in the key Italian market. An update on the venue in Italy is expected before the end of the year. Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E, said: “Without doubt our Season 10 calendar is the most compelling yet for drivers, teams, fans and viewers around the world. We are taking Formula E to Shanghai for the first time and are honoured to return to India thanks to the support of the Telangana Government and Minister K. T. Rama Rao. The combination of street circuits, which is in Formula E’s DNA, and established race tracks will allow drivers to push the capabilities of the GEN3 car harder and further after a first season that beat all expectations with triple-digit overtakes in most races and the world championship titles decided on the final weekend.” Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E, said: “Formula E will lead global motorsport next season as the only world championship to race in the three biggest markets of China, India and the USA. Together with our debut on the streets of Tokyo and races in other major global markets like Brazil, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the UK, we have built a calendar that has the potential to engage billions of people in the exciting, entertaining, electric future of motorsport.” Marek Nawarecki, Director, FIA Circuit Sport Department, said: “The 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season promises to play host to some fascinating action, with a range of circuits that will truly showcase the qualities of the GEN3 car. In addition to the return of Hyderabad, Formula E will be heading back to China, whilst also organising a brand new race in Tokyo. The growing presence of the championship in Asia is a very positive development, that will benefit fans and manufacturers alike.”
FORMULA E DRIVERS AND ROOKIES ASSEMBLE FOR MILESTONE SEASON 10 TESTING IN SPAIN
Formula E and the FIA today confirmed the full driver line-up for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship which begins with pre-season testing in Valencia next Monday. For the first time, rookie drivers will also test on the track alongside their elite teammates. Formula E’s 22 drivers from 11 teams will return to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo track where, almost a year ago, the new GEN3 car got a mixed reaction. Since then, the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built has broken all Formula E speed records, while most races saw triple-digit overtakes in Formula E’s most entertaining and exciting season yet. Drivers and teams will return to the track with a more robust understanding of the GEN3 car’s capabilities and a readiness to push its limits even further. Pre-season testing is the first chance for fans to see drivers in their new teams and car liveries. Only three teams retain the same line-up as last season – TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, DS PENSKE, and NIO 33 Racing – with plenty of high-profile changes. Some notable moves include: Jehan Daruvala, Maserati MSG Racing – the 2023 Formula E rookie will make the step up to a full-time seat following his success in Formula 2. He was also previously one of three Force India F1 Team winners of the ‘One in a Billion’ Hunt. Nyck De Vries, Mahindra Racing - De Vries first joined Formula E in 2019 where he immediately showcased his world-class racing ability to take home the FIA Formula E World Champion title. De Vries returns to Formula E with Mahindra Racing after driving for the F1 team Scuderia AlphaTauri. Lucas di Grassi, ABT CUPRA Formula E Team – the Formula E veteran and former Formula E World Champion will return to ABT Cupra for the team’s second season. Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing – last season’s runner-up in the world championship now shares a garage with Mitch Evans who finished just two points behind Cassidy in third, creating a formidable pairing. Oliver Rowland, Nissan Formula E Team – The Brit marks his homecoming to the all-electric series with his return to the Japanese manufacturer. Sam Bird, NEOM McLaren Formula E Team – English team Neom McLaren complete their all-Brit driver line up with the seasoned Bird joining the team. Robin Frijins, Envision Racing – Frijins returns to Envision for Season 10, where he previously spent four years with the customer team and secured a fourth overall in the 2018-2019 season. Rookie testing: For the first time, all teams must nominate a rookie who has never driven a GEN3 in a Formula E race to test their skills on the track against the lead drivers. Gabriela Jílková is among the rookies who will make her much-anticipated electric racing debut for TAG Heuer Porsche. One of Czech Republic’s brightest young talents, Jílková is an experienced Prototype Cup Germany race winner, and a Formula Renault and Sportcars competitor. Integrating rookies into pre-season testing is designed to offer new and emerging talent the chance to showcase their skills in the cutting-edge GEN3. Formula E is increasingly seen as a test bed for the best young talent to gain exposure in the sport. They will be able to compete in any one of the six sessions across the week, excluding race simulations. Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E, said: “We are excited to give the very best emerging racing talent the chance to show why they deserve a seat in the championship in the future – by going up against the elite drivers and world champions in Formula E today.”
Tenth Anniversary "Siraya Go CreCar" Celebrities Gather for the Fun Car Race "Triple Gold" Designer Takes the Lead as Judge
The 2023 Siraya Go CreCar held its promotional press conference today (October 12th) at the MOTC in Taipei. The event was filled with spectacular performances, including a lively cheerleading squad that brought the atmosphere to a climax. Invited guests included the official of the MOTC Chen,Yen-Po, the official of the Tourism Administration Chen,Yen-Po, the representative from the office of the member of the Legislative Yuan Kuo Kuo-Wen Chen,Yen-Po, Director of the Siraya National Scenic Area Headquarters Hsu Chen-Neng, and Yan Xiang-zhao, Director of Tsou-Ma-Lai Farm. Joe Fang was the heavyweight Design Director invited to served as the judge of this event. Fang is the Creative Director of Joe Fang Studio, and the first-ever "Triple Gold" designer who has been responsible for designing the ceremonies of the Golden Bell Awards, Golden Melody Awards, and Golden Horse Awards. Last year's championship car and this year's newly constructed themed giant cake car were also unveiled, together with celebrities and famous cars to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Siraya Go CreCar. November 26th, the day of the event, is also the birthday of the Siraya National Scenic Area Headquarters. The first-ever reveal of a gigantic cake-themed car, designed under the brand of "Touching Siraya" with multiple shades of dreamy pastel green, instantly captivated the audience. VIPs on site were eager to try driving the eye-catching cake-themed car, and the host also invited them to take photos with it. Besides the thrilling competitions on the day of the event, there are also popular internet celebrity Food Truck, abundant prairie activities, and extra prize drawing. We invite everyone to Tsou-Ma-Lai Farm on November 26th to watch the exciting competitions and celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Go CreCar and the birthday of the Siraya National Scenic Area Headquarters, while also enjoying the rich natural scenery, culture and history of Siraya. Chen,Yen-Po, Political Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications pointed out that not only does the Siraya National Scenic Area, Tourism Administration, MOTC boast rich cultural and natural assets, but it also has abundant reservoir resources, making it very suitable for cycling enthusiasts. Entering its tenth year, the Siraya Go CreCar is part of Taiwan Cycling Festival series and also Taiwan's only locally-organized self-made car race. The non-motorized, uniquely designed cars offer a different cycling experience and are given new definitions and spirits through the creativity, passion, and teamwork of the contestants. We hope to continue promoting this unique event internationally and attract more international travelers and teams to Taiwan to participate in the competition. This year, we have set a target of 6 million tourists coming to Taiwan; next year, we aim to welcome as many as 12 million visitors. Lin, Hsin-Jen, Deputy Director General, Tourism Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communications said, "The Siraya Go CreCar event is more than just a competition. Through collaboration in car-making among families, friends, and classmates, it embodies the core concepts of 'helping others for mutual benefit' and 'teamwork,' which are constantly emphasized by the Tourism Administration. We hope to invest in local tourism and strengthen regional travel and collaborative governance of the tourism union, while working with private-sector operators and local governments to drive the local tourism industry." Hsu Chen-Neng, Director of the Siraya National Scenic Area Headquarters, said, "This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Siraya Go CreCar, and we have specially designed it around the theme of 'A Decade of Dazzling Siraya,' showcasing the accumulated achievements the Siraya Go CreCar since 2014. The day will be filled with spectacular activities at Tsou-Ma-Lai Farm, including a large inflatable amusement park, picnic on the lawn, and incessant prairie activities. We aim to offer tourists from all over Taiwan a cost-effective, wonderful experience and reward the broad public who have supported the Siraya Go CreCar for the past ten years." The Siraya National Scenic Area Headquarters has specially crafted limited offers for those who enjoy traveling. Collaborating with local businesses around Tsou-Ma-Lai Farm, those who patronize collaborating stores in November, check-in with the tag '2023 Siraya Go CreCar,' and follow the Siraya National Scenic Area Headquarters' fan page will enjoy multiple discounts. We are also launching a two-day, one-night, in-depth tour of 'Touching Siraya' to introduce the features within the jurisdiction of Siraya to both domestic and foreign travelers. The itinerary is filled with local experiences and cultural enrichment, targeting tourists from Hong Kong and Macau to unveil the unique elegance of Siraya. This is complemented by various food, accommodation, travel, and shopping businesses linked to the '2023 Siraya Go CreCar,' allowing visitors to enjoy mango ice in Yujing, or stay overnight in Danei, Liuying, and Baihe, all at the most favorable prices for a premium experience.