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Formula E finalises calendar including London double header


The schedule for the seventh season fulfils chief championship officer Alberto Longo’s ambition to host a record-breaking 15 races because of this newest addition of 4 double-header occasions.

The lesser-known Puebla observe, previously a number to World Touring Cars, will make its debut throughout 19-20 June whereas the same old Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez venue stays in use as a COVID hospital.

A go to to the Red Hook space of New York follows throughout 10-11 July, whereas London lastly returns to the Formula E calendar this season on 24-25 July on the ExCeL Centre within the London Docklands.

A multi-year deal to race on the venue was first introduced in March 2019, with the ExCeL meant to characteristic final season previous to the disruption attributable to the pandemic.

It was then included on the provisional 2021 calendar issued by the FIA final June, which was then retracted in favour of asserting dates in small batches amid a rising listing of postponements.

The ExCeL Centre, repurposed into the Nightingale Hospital in the course of the waves of COVID-19, is ready to make use of a circuit configuration that can characteristic 20 corners over 1.5 miles and embody an indoor part.

It will mark Formula E’s return to London, with Battersea Park taking part in host to the season finale double-headers in 2015 and 2016 till complaints from residents mainly pressured it off the calendar.

The grid traces up for the beginning of the Berlin ePrix

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

The 2021 season will then conclude with two races on the Tempelhof Airport web site in Berlin, which hosted the six-race conclusion to the 2019-20 marketing campaign after it was paused for 5 months.

Longo stated: “It’s an enormous achievement by all to launch the total calendar for this season.

“The calendar contains probably the most races we’ve held in a single season and reveals our continued dedication to create a momentum-building schedule that followers and audiences internationally will observe.

“Four double-header occasions in Puebla, New York City, London and Berlin are going to set the scene completely to crown Formula E’s first official FIA World Champion.”

This closing calendar replace now confirms the cancellation of the Marrakech E-Prix on 22 May, as reported by Autosport final month, which comes after the Rome and Valencia occasions had been boosted to grow to be double-headers forward of the one-shot Monaco race on the total grand prix circuit on 8 May.

In addition, the 5-6 June go to to Santiago has additionally fallen off the calendar, with Chile remaining on the UK authorities ‘purple listing’ journey ban that means returning workforce and championship crew would have wanted to quarantine in a government-approved resort for 10 days upon their return.

Formula E has additionally pledged to reorganise a Seoul E-Prix, a maiden occasion in South Korea for the next 2021-22 season – the final yr of the Gen2 automotive.