The opening round of season two of the FIA Formula E championship has been delayed by a week following a request by Beijing authorities.
A new date of October 24 has been announced, due to ‘other events taking place in the Olympic Park from October 16-18’, with the electric single-seater championship deciding to move its event per the request.
“While it is regrettable that the date of the opening race has had to be delayed by one week, we understand the logistical difficulties in staging conflicting events,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.
“Together with our partners and the authorities, we therefore decided that the best course of action was to move our race by one week.
“We remain confident that despite the date change the Beijing ePrix will provide for a spectacular start to the second season of our championship.”