From Punta del Este to Beijing – Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro, the brand-new FIA Formula E Championship now has a calendar for the 2014/2015 inaugural season. All 10 teams will use the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, which wrapped up it trials sessions last month. The overall reaction to its performance was positive.
Each race will consist of a open practice, qualifying and the one hour race on the same day. There’s supposed to be a concert at each venue too. All of it takes place on one day to minimize the impact grand prix-style racing has on a city. The FIA and Formula E Holdings, promoters of the new FIA Formula E Championship, are hush-hush about the racing routes for now.
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Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings, said: “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. 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.”
Here’s the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship – Calendar:
Round 1 – Beijing, China, 13th September 2014
Round 2 – Putrajaya, Malaysia, 18th October 2014
Round 3 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15th November 2014
Round 4 – Punta del Este, Uruguay, 13th December 2014
Round 5 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10th January 2015
Round 6 – Los Angeles, USA, 14th February 2015
Round 7 – Miami, USA , 14th March 2015
Round 8 – Monte Carlo, Monaco, 9th May 2015
Round 9 – Berlin, Germany, 30th May 2015
Round 10 – London, UK, 27th June 2015″ – – Formula E Holdings Media
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