FIA publishes provisional 2020/21 Formula E calendar

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Following the approval of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, Formula E has revealed the provisional calendar for the 2020/21 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

The current sixth season of the Formula E has been put on hold after the Marrakesh E-Prix. Although the street circuit nature of of the fully-electric series casts doubts over the remainder of the season, the organisers could put together the final spurt for the sixth edition of the innovative racing series.

Berlin’s Tempelhof circuit will play host to three double-headers in the first half of August, bringing the season to an end after the disruption. António Felix da Costa leads currently the Standings ahead of Mitch Evans, but with six races added to the season, everything is up for grabs.

The season seven calendar was formally ratified by the FIA last Friday, showcasing the list of cities Formula E is currently scheduled to visit in a landmark year for the electric racing series. The series that was was called into being at the 2014 Beijing E-Prix will be officially recognised as an FIA world championship from next year.

Fourteen rounds planned for 2021

Although the seventh edition of the championship will be officially called the 2020/2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the whole stretch of the season will take place in 2021. That will be the first time in the history of Formula E that a season is held in the same calendar year.

Drivers will meet for the first time at Chile’s capital, Santiago on the 16th of January 2021. Following a three-week break, the field will make the trip to Mexico City for the championship’s sole purpose-built race track.

Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah will host a double-header weekend on 26/27 February as was the case in season 6. On March 13, the action will resume at Sanya, a city on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island.

The Rome E-Prix, scheduled for 10 April, will commence the first European leg of the championship. Two weeks later, the field will head to France for the Paris E-Prix while Monaco will welcome the Formula E competitors on May 8. After the coronavirus pandemic denied the first Seoul E-Prix to take place, South Korea will play host to the event on May 23. For June 5, a race is scheduled, albeit the championship is yet to define the location.

Germany’s capital, Berlin will stage the eleventh round of the season on June 19 before the field makes the long trip to New York City. The curtain will fall on season seven at London with a double-header event that will take place on 24 and 25 July.

„Alongside announcing the calendar, the FIA World Motor Sport Council also approved modifications to the championship’s sporting regulations in line with Formula E’s new world championship status. Measures to reinforce economic, social and environmental sustainability efforts were also agreed,” read the FE statement.

RaceDate
Santiago, Chile16 January 2021
Mexico City, Mexico13 February 2021
Diriyah, Saudi Arabia26 - 27 February 2021
Sanya, China13 March 2021
Rome*, Italy10 April 2021
Paris, France24 April 2021
Monaco*, Monaco8 May 2021
Seoul*, South Korea23 May 2021
TBC, TBC5 June 2021
Berlin, Germany19 June 2021
New York City, USA10 July 2021
London, UK24 - 25 July 2021