Three new venues added to 2017-18 calendar but no London race


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The FIA have published a fourteen round calendar for the 2017-18 season of Formula E, but there will once again be no British round of the championship.

After agreeing to move from its Battersea Park location following local protests, organisers have still been unable to find a suitable alternative venue.

This was despite the London mayor Sadiq Khan voicing his support of the series racing in the British capital, and Formula E boss Alejandro Agag saying that he would find a solution.

There will however be new races in Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome as the series continues to expand its global credentials.

Although Berlin has not been confirmed on the calendar, there will be a German race in May, with the venue set to be announced later.

There is also a vacant slot in June that could see the series return to Moscow or to Buenos Aires which currently looks to have been dropped.

There will once again be double header races in New York and Montreal, with another double header in Hong Kong to start the season.

The season will also start two months later than this year in order to avoid the large gap in the schedule that appeared between rounds two and three of this year’s schedule.

Speaking about the calendar, Agag said, “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.

“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 four is a step in the right direction.”

2017-18 Formula E Calendar

RoundDateVenueCountry
12nd DecHong KongChina
23rd DecHong KongChina
313th JanMarrakeshMorocco
43rd FebSantiagoChile
53rd MarMexico CityMexico
617th MarSao Paulo*Brezil
714th AprRomeItaly
828th AprParisFrance
919th MayTBAGermany
109th JunTBATBA
117th Jul**New YorkUSA
128th Jul**New YorkUSA
1328th JulMontrealCanada
1429th JulMontrealCanada

*Subject to confirmation

**Date to be confirmed