Formula E announces the first set of races for 2021

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The FIA Formula E championship has announced the first set of races for its seventh season that is poised to get underway in Saudi Arabia on 26 February.

There is approximately a month before the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship gets underway in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on February 26 & 27.

Teams and drivers will then need to wait over a month before the action continues in Italy where the Rome E-Prix will be staged on April 10.

Round 4 brings a new race location to the calendar with the debut of the Valencia E-Prix at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, where pre-season testing has taken place for the past three seasons. The Spanish track will establish a new configuration that will be perfectly suited to the characteristics of the Formula E cars.

The Monaco E-Prix is poised to take place on May 8, marking the fourth biennial race in the Principality. The field will then head towards Morocco where the Mararakesh E-Prix will be held on May 22.

The World Championship then moves to the Americas for the Santiago E-Prix double-header on June 5 & 6.

Due to the current health and safety considerations, it has been also agreed that the Paris E-Prix will not take place this year, but the race is exptected to return next year, in Season 8 of the fully-electric championship.

Furthermore, the races in Sanya and Seoul will not take place in March and May respectively as originally envisaged. The decision whether these rounds can be held later on in the season will be confirmed in early spring.

Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, said that the championship sees the health and safety factors as the priority.

"We are committed to delivering a global calendar that befits our first season as a World Championship. We are working closely with all our partners across teams, manufacturers, sponsors, broadcasters and host cities to adapt to external circumstances and ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.

„We will do so while maintaining what fans love most about Formula E: unpredictable racing, iconic locations and the blend of the real and virtual worlds, all underpinned by our race for better futures,” he said.