5 new races on the Formula E calendar next season?

Alongside plans to bring Formula E to Rome, a new working draft of the Formula E season four calendar has emerged that shows plans for a whole host of new races.

According to the draft, season four kicks off with a double header in Hong Kong on the 2nd and 3rd of December, following which Formula E heads to Santiago for the first ever international motorsport event around the streets of the Chilean capital.

formula-e-paris-eprix-2017-lucas-di-grassi-abt-schaeffler-audi-sportPhoto : Sam Bloxham / LAT Images

The Santiago Formula E race is set to be followed by race weekends in Mexico City in Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil to round off a triple-header Latin America trip for the electric racing series.

The Rome race that was penciled in earlier features on the calendar after the Brazil leg, followed by the third edition of the Paris ePrix in France.

It has been said that we should not expect a return of the London ePrix until at least season five, with the Moroccan Formula E race at Marrakesh missing out as well.

Following the Paris ePrix, Formula E moves on to a German ePrix with either Munich or Berlin to host it.

Another slot remains to be filled after this with either Moscow or Zurich hosting the race on June 23.

The Formula E season ends with double headers on the North American leg – New York hosting two races on the 7th and 8th of July, and Montreal in Canada playing host on the 28th and 29th of July.

A Shanghai ePrix could still happen with Formula E seemingly really keen on it, but it hasn’t yet made it onto the working draft.

Formula E has designed the season four calendar to feature more races in a shorter time frame in order to large gaps in the calendar as in the 2016/17 season where the first three races were spaced out in three months.

cal.JPGPhoto : Calendar courtesy of Motorsport.com

The final calendar will be made public on the 19th of June.

Feature image : FIA Formula E

– Aditya Bhat.





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