The FIA has deducted 4kWh of energy for the upcoming Londo E-Prix amid concerns of incidents from the teams.
Data from teams reveal that they could save as little as 5% of energy to make it to the race finish, 20 to 25 percent less than what is usually required. This led to fears of incidents during the race, with teams and drivers having to lift and coast less to make it to the finish.
The FIA has addressed these concerns by deducting 4kWh from the total energy for the race, bringing it down from 52kWh to 48kWh.
“Following the preliminary analysis of the London circuit and the energy consumption, it was noticed that the lift-off requirements would not be significant enough with a 52kWh capacity,” reads an FIA statement.
“As the management of the energy consumption is key to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and to avoid flat-out races, it has been decided to reduce the total amount of available energy to 48kWh for the races of London.”