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Formula E points system, schedule amendments confirmed

Apr 11, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

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Today at a World Motor Sport Council meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, the FIA approved a series of updates for the all-electric Formula E Championship.

The two major updates involve the inaugural 2014-2015 schedule and the championship point system. The scheduled round at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, initially set for November 15 as the third round of the season, has now been postponed.

The event will be replaced with a new one slated for February 14, 2015 in a city to be determined. Los Angeles was to host the Valentine’s Day race, but will now have its “e-Prix” on April 4, 2015.

As for the points system, it will follow the regular FIA standard:

First place – 25 points
Second place – 18 points
Third place – 15 points
Fourth place – 12 points
Fifth place – 10 points
Sixth place – 8 points
Seventh place – 6 points
Eighth place – 4 points
Ninth place – 2 points
Tenth place – 1 points

Additionally, three points will be awarded for winning the pole position, and the fastest lap of the race will be worth two points.

Finally, the FIA gave full competition approval for all 10 teams on the grid: American-based squads Andretti Autosport and Dragon Racing, plus Drayson Racing (United Kingdom), Virgin Racing (United Kingdom), China Racing, e.dams (France), Super Aguri (Japan), Audi Sport Abt (Germany), Mahindra Racing (India), and Venturi Grand Prix (Monaco).

  1. testover6370 - Apr 11, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    They’re going to Los Angeles one week before the Long Beach Grand Prix? Words fail me…

  2. f1fan1 - Apr 12, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    I a couple of years, Formula E would be a nice Saturday support race for a big Formula 1 weekend.

    If it’s still limping along, the IRL mindycarz could always have a race in the the Dodgers parking lot for all 25 of their SoCal gomer fans

    • indycarseries500 - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      You don’t know much about Formula E, do you? They will never share a race weekend with any series that uses combustion engines, so unless F1 goes all electric and only races on short city street circuits it’ll never happen.

      • banburyhammer - Apr 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

        Formula E is racing in Monaco on the 9 May next year. So that has to be one of the support races for the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix.

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