Formula E Issues Finalized Race Calendar
4 Y BY ERIC LOVEDAY
Here it is…the finalized Formula E race calendar for the championship series’ inaugural season.
10 cities will play host to the electric racing series, which kicks off with Round 1 in Beijing, China on September 13, 2014.
Though this calendar looks similar to the preliminray one we posted several months ago, some notable changes have been made:
“After the opening round in Beijing, the 10 teams and 20 drivers will remain in Asia for Round 2 with Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia on 18th October 2014. Round 3 will now see the championship head to Rio de Janeiro, the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the second largest city of Brazil. Rio replaces Hong Kong which will instead be considered as a candidate city for the following Formula E seasons.”
“Beijing will remain as the host venue for the world’s first ever fully-electric race commencing on 13th September 2014 – one week earlier than previously planned.”
“From here, the series continues in South America with Round 4 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on 13th December 2014 before starting the New Year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for Round 5 on 10th January. The championship then heads to North America for Rounds 6 and 7 with Los Angeles on 14th February 2015 and Miami now brought forward to 14th March 2015.”
“The season then moves to Europe for the final three rounds beginning with Monte Carlo, Monaco, on 9th May 2015 followed by the German capital of Berlin on 30th May 2015 where the former airport of Tempelhof has already been revealed as the circuit location. The inaugural season then reaches its climax in London, United Kingdom, on 27th June 2015.”
The rest remains the same.
Formula E states the following:
“All Formula E events will feature a free practice session, qualifying session, one-hour race and live music concert taking place in a single day (Saturday) in order to minimise disruption to the city and its surrounding areas. Precise circuit layouts for each venue will be revealed at a later stage but all will use city-centre locations.”
Tickets for the first Formula E rounds will go on sale in 2014. We’re still not sure of when tickets for the US races will go on sale, but we promise to keep you up to date in that regard.