Three new venues are set to host Formula E races next season.
The season four calendar includes three double headers and races across five continents.
Starting later than usual, season four will start with a double header in Hong Kong at the start of December. Then comes a month long break until race three in Morocco.
After another month break, the Formula E circus heads to South America and new venues. Santiago in Chile will host race four of the championship and will be followed by Mexico City and Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian event will likely be a popular event. Fans and drivers have been calling for an ePrix in the country for years, with two Brazilian racers on the current grid.
Buenos Aires doesn’t feature on the season four calendar. Along with Berlin, it is the only city to host an ePrix in all three FE seasons so far.
The third new city, Rome, will host the seventh round of the championship in mid-April, before Formula E returns to Paris for the third consecutive year.
Race nine of the calendar is currently set to be held in Germany, though no city has been confirmed yet. Berlin has hosted Formula E for the past three seasons, but it’s understood other cities are being considered. Race 10 is also “to be announced”.
The season will end with two double headers: first in New York at the start of July and the second in Canada at the end of July. Neither city has hosted an ePrix yet, with both making their FE debut next month.
“It’s exciting news to welcome a number of new host cities on the Formula E calendar, as well as seeing existing locations build on the success of previous events,” said CEO Alejandro Agag. “Formula E is continuing to expand the calendar and the number of cities in key markets, in addition to the growing list of partners and manufacturers joining the electric revolution. Our priority is to consolidate a calendar with long-term agreements with host cities – the schedule for season 4 is a step in the right direction.”
Noticeably missing from the calendar is London. The series visited Battersea Park in seasons one and two, but pressure from locals encouraged Agag to look for a more iconic London venue.
The news comes after Autosport announced preseason tests will not be held at Donington Park. The British track has hosted the test for the past three seasons, but this October teams will be testing in Valencia ahead of the first race.
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