For the reason that Jaguar I-Tempo eTrophy was canned ahead of the 2021 season owing largely to the monetary pressure created by COVID-19, regardless of a 12 months remaining on the deal to race at choose Method E occasions, the championship has been left with out a help sequence.
However plans are afoot to bolster the schedule for every weekend, with the bid for Vancouver E-Prix in July 2022 notably together with the proposal for a celeb race.
This is able to observe the short-lived e-Touring Automotive Problem that used standardised race-prepared Volkswagen e-Golfs and ran forward of the Hong Kong E-Prix in 2016.
Nonetheless, Method E co-founder and chief championship officer Alberto Longo has advised Autosport that the sequence is working to create a completely electrical single-seater ladder.
He stated: “We clearly are planning to have a full ladder to Method E. We have to electrify the entire ladder beginning even from karting.
“Now we have a really aggressive and really clear targets on that.
“Clearly, the COVID has been form of laborious cease into all these plans for apparent causes.
“However we’re nonetheless engaged on it and hopefully within the very shut future we can be beginning to have completely different championships beneath Method E.”
Nelson Piquet Jr., Jaguar Racing I-TYPE 3 and Jaguar I-Tempo eTrophy
Photograph by: Jaguar Racing
However Longo performed down the thought of utilizing the unique Gen1 machines as a foundation for junior class, with some chassis falling into non-public possession and sporadically arising on the market on-line.
He outlined their historic significance and the expense to revive and keep the unique Spark Racing Expertise-built automobiles as the largest limitations.
Longo advised Autosport: “Gen1 automobiles in the intervening time have been, roughly, not all however a few of them, are being owned now by the collectors.
“They actually wished to have a chunk of historical past, which is the Gen1 automobile.
“They’re costly to keep up as effectively. We actually must go on a extra environment friendly means.”
This follows Adrian Campos Jr endeavor demonstration laps on the current Valencia E-Prix in reminiscence of his late father.
He ran aboard the title-winning Gen1 automobile of inaugural Method E champion Nelson Piquet Jr, which was freshly rebuilt forward of the tribute.
Longo added: “However why not? We do not say no to something. They’re there.
“Now we have sufficient to launch a unique championship.
“It isn’t the plan however utilizing them or not is a unique factor.
“However clearly doing a ladder to Method E is on our goal.”