Euroformula has revealed the eight-round calendar for its 2024 season in full, having previously published dates for seven rounds in August.
The season will start at Algarve on April 27/28, with the Portuguese track hosting Euroformula for the seventh time and holding the season opener slot for a fourth time.
The newly announced round is Hockenheim, which has only once featured on the calendar back in 2019. Marino Sato and Yuki Tsunoda were the winners on that occassion, and the circuit will host round two of the 2024 season on May 11/12.
Euroformula rarely races in Germany. It went to the Nurburgring from 2012 to ’14 before its sole visit to Hockenheim.
Round three at Spa-Francorchamps is on May 25/26. Previously Euroformula has featured at the Pau Grand Prix in May, but had to cancel its races there this year just a week in advance due to not meeting the event’s biofuel requirements, and neither party wanted to attempt getting Formula 3-level cars on the famed Pau street circuit for 2024.
A break of almost a month follows before round four at the Hungaroring, taking place on June 22/23, with the Hungarian track having been a staple of the Euroformula schedule since 2017.
There is planned reconstruction work taking place there next year, but a timeline has not been given for that or if it will impact the race meetings it has committed to host. Other series have lined up fellow Hungarian track Balaton Park as an option should the Hungaroring not be able to accomodate their races.
Paul Ricard hosts round five of the Euroformula season on July 20/21, then teams have a lengthy break before they are back in action at the Red Bull Ring on September 13-15.
Two weeks later the series heads to Barcelona, then round eight at Monza is on October 19/20. Spa, Barcelona and Monza have featured in every Euroformula season since the series’ creation in 2009.
Euroformula is likely to continue with Pirelli tyres for 2024, after having to switch to the Italian supplier from Hankook when a factory fire disrupted the latter’s production capabilities after one round of the 2023 season. Hankook had only just partnered up with the series, taking over from the previous long-term supplier Michelin.