Formula E – For the series’ tenth year, the World Motor Sport Council has confirmed a 17-race season to be held in 11 different sites around the world.
The season will once again stretch from January to July, with Mexico City and London serving as the calendar’s bookends, as they did last year. The Mexican event will kick things off on January 13th, followed by a double header in Saudi Arabia on Friday and Saturday, January 26th and 27th.
Three of season 9’s four new sites will return: Hyderabad, Sao Paulo, and Portland, while three new events will be added: Tokyo, Misano Adriatico, and Shanghai.
There will be only one race in February, in Hyderabad on February 10th, before the first of two five-week pauses in the championship schedule before returning to Sao Paulo on March 16th.
Formula E will take to the streets of Tokyo for the first time on March 30th. Following that, the series will go to a new Italian destination for the Misano Adriatico E-Prix on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Emilia-Romagna on the 13th and 14th of April.
“We are excited to race at the historic Misano track for the first time and introduce the huge local motorsport fanbase to Formula E’s uniquely competitive racing,” said Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and CCO of Formula E.
“Everyone connected with the track and region has been incredibly enthusiastic in welcoming Formula E to the area, and I’d like to thank them for their help.” The same message applies to Portland’s promoters and officials: “We can’t wait to return for a full weekend of racing and entertainment in the City of Roses.”
Then it’s back to the Principality for the Monaco E-Prix on April 27th, the last single-day event before flying to Berlin on the 11th and 12th of May.
The Berlin weekend will coincide with the World Endurance Championship race in Spa, so unless there are any last-minute scheduling modifications, a number of drivers will be unable to compete on Saturday due to WEC commitments.
Shanghai follows at the end of May with their debut weekend on the 25th and 26th of May, followed by a five-week break before things resume in Portland on the 29th and 30th of June.
The season will conclude three weeks later in London, with the final races scheduled for June 20th and 21st.