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10-race schedule confirmed for inaugural Formula E season

Dec 4, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

Lucas di Grassi AP

The all-electric FIA Formula E championship has announced a 10-race schedule for its inaugural 2014-2015 season that will start September 13, 2014 in Beijing.

As expected, two North American races are part of the docket. For Round 6, F-E will look to win the hearts of Los Angeles race fans on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, before heading off to Miami for Round 7 on March 14, 2015.

So far, eight teams – including American outfits Andretti Autosport and Dragon Racing – are set to compete for the championship. The series says a ninth team will be revealed tomorrow morning.

“It’s a great feeling to be able to confirm our calendar for the inaugural Formula E season and we’re very thankful to all the cities, and candidate cities, for showing their commitment to sustainable mobility,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings.

“The level of interest we have received from cities all over the globe has been overwhelming and choosing the final 10 has been a challenging and meticulous process.

“We’re confident our final 10 cities will provide an array of fantastic backdrops to showcase electric cars in their favoured urban environments, as well as allow us to put on a great spectacle for the fans.”

After the opening race in Beijing, the series will then go to Malaysia for Round 2 and then Rio de Janeiro for Round 3. According to a press release, Rio replaces Hong Kong, which is now considered a candidate for races in future seasons.

Rounds 4 and 5 continue the series’ stay in South America with stops in Uruguay and then Buenos Aires, followed by the aforementioned two races in North America. F-E will finish out the year with three races in Europe – Monte Carlo, Berlin, and the finale in London on June 27, 2015.

2014-2015 FIA Formula E Championship
Final Schedule
Sept. 13, 2014 – Beijing, China
Oct. 18, 2014 – Putrajaya, Malaysia
Nov. 15, 2014 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dec. 13, 2014 – Punta del Este, Uruguay
Jan. 10, 2015 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb. 14, 2015 – Los Angeles, California, USA
Mar. 14, 2015 – Miami, Florida, USA
May 9, 2015 – Monte Carlo, Monaco
May 30, 2015 – Berlin, Germany
June 27, 2015 – London, England
All events remain subject to FIA Track Homologation.

  1. testover6370 - Dec 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I live in the LA area and I still haven’t heard where they plan on putting the course, or any other type of prep work. I like the idea of an electric racing series. I hope a misunderstanding of what it takes to start and maintain a successful street race doesn’t ruin what otherwise sounds like a pretty well-supported series. I also wish for a series that is supposedly advancing a developing technology that it wasn’t quite so spec. With all the support they have and all the research and development going on in the field, I want to see constructor and power plant competition. I almost just typed engine competition. That will be a hard habit to break.

    • indycarseries500 - Dec 4, 2013 at 11:27 PM

      That’s what I thought when I saw the provisional schedule. Do these cities have any idea they are planning to race on their city streets?

  2. Jeff - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    This might be the future of auto racing.

  3. testover6370 - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Electric technology probably will be the future of racing. Spec racing? I hope that part doesn’t make it into the future.

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