Season Two Formula E Calendar Revealed

JUL 24 2015 BY MARK KANE 9

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Formula E racer

The FIA WMSC announced the calendar for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship, which will begin in October.

Again there will be 11 races in 10 cities, across at least 9 countries on three continents.

In Europe, Paris jumped in place of Monaco, because there was already another planned event (Grand Prix de Monaco Historique), while in the US there is no Miami (the location for the fifth round is still under consideration. The rest of the rounds remain the same for now.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E said:

“We are pleased to confirm that the second season will again feature 11 ePrix. It’s an important sign of stability and it consolidates the presence of the Championship in the panoply of major global motorsport events run under the aegis of the FIA.”

“Over the past few months, we have received many indications of interest from numerous cities from all over the world, which is another confirmation of the extraordinary reception that Formula E has received all over the world during its first season. We have chosen to keep the number of races the same, with the aim of planting even more solid roots in the cities which trusted in us right from the start. We have added one of the world’s most important capitals and an amazing city, Paris, which will be one of the highlights of the season. As for the location of the fifth round, the one on 19th March, we are working to maintain the same geographic allocation of races: the aim is to have a fourth ePrix on the American continent. The first season only ended a short time ago in the fantastic setting of Battersea Park in London and already we cannot wait to get the new season underway with FIA, the teams and our partners.”

First pre-season tests will takes place next month at Donington Park, UK. There will be three sessions (10th and 11th, 17th and 18th, 24th and 25th).

“It will be the first opportunity to see cars go head to head from the 10 teams that have entered the second edition of the championship, which is now also open to technological competition between various powertrain constructors.”

2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship – Calendar

 Round Date Country ePrix
1October 17 2015ChinaBeijing
2November 7 2015MalaysiaPutrajaya
3December 19 2015Uruguay**Punta del Este**
4February 6 2016Argentina**Buenos Aires**
5March 19 2016TBDTBD
6April 2 2016USALong Beach
7April 23 2016FranceParis
8May 21 2016GermanyBerlin
9June 4 2016RussiaMoscow
10Date TBDUnited KingdomLondon
11Date TBDUnited KingdomLondon

* All events remain subject to FIA track homologation

** TBC

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Sweet!! I’m looking forward to the season already. I’m glad they will be having the opportunity to compete on powertrain as well as driver.

No race for Montreal, that’s sad….

And that Moscow is still on the list! Honestly, it was awkward watching that race, let alone a bit of a let down. Did any of the locals see it? It looked empty, dulled and grey.

Montreal would be a proper place to do it.

Alejandro Agag has said that the ‘TBD’ race on March 19 will ‘be in North America’. I’m hoping/guessing it will be in Montreal. I would assume it will be somewhere in Canada, or else, why bother saying North America, why not just say USA?

Just to clarify, obviously there are more countries than the USA and Canada in North America, but Montreal has been rumoured in the past.

My guess is Mexico City. That’s why North America and not the USA.

What are the rule changes for the second season?

Quoting Wikipedia:

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, has stated that rules will be loosened. Teams will have the opportunity to pursue their own in-house innovations which initially is limited to the powertrain. Specifically the e-motor, the inverter, the gearbox and the cooling system. All other parts on the cars will remain as they are, with the aim being to prevent costly aerodynamic developments. Innovations to the battery system will not be allowed during the 2015–16 season, but are expected to be allowed during the 3rd season (2016–17) “with the objective being the use of a single car per driver during races from the fifth season.”

Bring the race to Orlando or Tampa Florida.