Formula E publishes 14 race calendar for 2016/17


The 2016/7 season of Formula E will feature 14 races across 12 cities, with new rounds in Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Brussels, Montreal and New York.

The season will get underway on the 9th of October in Hong Kong, before Marrakesh on the 12th of November.

There will then be a three month gap before the Buenos Aires ePrix, with the series organisers hoping to fill that gap with an Electric Mobility Forum on the 7th of January.

The season will finish on the last weekend of July with a double header in New York, although it is yet to receive final administrative authorisation.

Should it go ahead it will be the longest season of Formula E yet, although there are also two races yet to be announced, one in April and another the week before the Brussels ePrix.

Speaking about the new calendar, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said, “Formula E is all about showcasing fully-electric racing together with the most iconic landmarks in the world – and the calendar for next season certainly matches our ambitions.”

“It’s fantastic to be able to bring Formula E to new markets, but more importantly to new fans. It will be great to finish the third season in New York, pending the approval of all the relevant stakeholders”

“The growth and interest in the sport has been on an upward trend since the very beginning, and I’m sure that the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship will once again prove to be a thrilling spectacle.”

FIA President Jean Todt added, “It’s been less than two years since Formula E made its debut in Beijing and today it has staked its claim to being one of the most interesting and innovative championships on the current motorsport scene at a global level, which was not something that could be taken for granted when it first began.”

The new calendar currently does not include a majority of this season’s venues. Beijing, Putrajaya, Punta del Este, Long Beach and London are missing from the schedule, although some might be reinstated in the gaps that are yet to be announced.

The future of the London ePrix hangs in the balance as organisers struck a deal with campaigners to ensure that this weekend’s race will be the last around Battersea Park.

The chances of finding a new venue ahead of next season are slim, although Agag has said that he is keen to get it back on the calendar, and new London Mayor Sadiq Khan has voiced his support for the race.

ROUNDDATEVENUE
19 OctoberHong Kong
212 NovemberMarrakesh
318 FebruaryBuenos Aires
41 AprilMexico City
522 AprilTBA
613 MayMonaco
720 MayParis
810 JuneBerlin
924 JuneTBA
101 JulyBrussels
11/1215/16 JulyMontreal
13/1429/30 JulyNew York