The FIA WMSC, which met on July 10, 2015 in Mexico City, has approved the calendar for the second season
of the FIA Formula E Championship. It is made up of 11 races, hosted in 10
cities, with London exceptionally hosting two races.
The second edition of the FIA
series for single-seaters powered completely by electricity will get underway
on Saturday October 17, 2015 in Beijing and will end in London, having
travelled to at least nine different countries on three continents. Compared to
last season, the main novelty is the appearance on the calendar of the Paris
ePrix on April 23rd, which will take place on a circuit built up around the
architectural complex of Les Invalides. The venue for the fifth round is still
to be decided, while the absence of the Monaco ePrix is due to an alternation
of dates with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, which takes place only on
“We are pleased to confirm that the second
season will again feature 11 ePrix,” commented Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula
E. “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,” he added.
“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,” added Agag. “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,” he added.
Before the opening round in Beijing, Formula E
will be on track at Donington Park (UK) in August, for three test sessions of
two days duration each (10th and 11th, 17th and 18th, 24th and 25th) which will
be open to media representative and the public. 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.
PARIS TO WELCOME FORMULA E IN 2016
The city of Paris will host
the first European round of the 2015/16 Formula E season. The Paris ePrix will
take place on 23rd April on a temporary track designed by Electric Formula and
built around the architectural complex of Les Invalides.
The French city therefore
joins other world capitals such as Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, Berlin and
Moscow and other outstanding locations on the calendar for the second season which
was published at FIA World Council meeting in Mexico City. Alejandro Agag stated that, “Staging a Formula
E race in the heart of Paris is undoubtedly a landmark in the development of
our series. I am particularly pleased that a city that is so involved in energy
transition and sustainable development will organise a round of the
championship. The splendid setting of Les Invalides will deliver a unique and
futuristic spectacle in an historic venue, making this French leg a real
highlight of the championship.”
Source: FIA Formula E
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