The schedule for the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has been revealed after today’s FIA World Motorsport Council meeting in Paris.
The 2019-20 schedule features 14 races at 12 events and will begin with a double-header meeting in Ad Diriyah in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 22-23.
As reported by e-racing365 in February, the Saudi Arabian openers could be night races, with promoter and series organizer Formula E Holdings set to confirm likely night races shortly.
The second round of the championship, which is set for Dec. 14, is currently TBA but e-racing365 understands it could be a return to Marrakesh, Morocco.
Santiago will host Round 3 on Jan. 18, again with the Parque O’Higgins track that debuted this year, as the sole South American round after plans for a double-header at Sao Paulo stalled last month.
Mexico City retains its February slot, before a trip to Hong Kong and a TBA location in China, which could be either Sanya or Xi’an, as reported by e-racing365 earlier this week.
The location of the March 21 Chinese race will be confirmed later this summer.
The beginning of the European leg has been brought forward a week for each of the Rome and Paris races on April 4 and April 18, respectively, before the series heads back to Asia for the Seoul E-Prix on May 3.
It returns to Berlin to complete the European leg on May 30, a week later than this year’s race, before heading to New York City for an earlier June 20 date.
New York will no longer host a double-header like in previous seasons, and has been moved to occupy the slot previously filled by the Zurich and Bern races in Switzerland.
The season will be completed with a double-header in London at the ExCeL Arena on July 25-26.
There are three clashes with the FIA World Endurance Championship, posing numerous logistical challenges for drivers competing in both series.
The TBC December race, TBC China race and Seoul E-Prix are on the same weekends as the WEC rounds at Bahrain, Sebring and Spa, respectively.
2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship Schedule:
Nov. 22-23 — Ad Diriyah (double-header)**
Dec. 14 — TBC
Jan. 18 — Santiago
Feb. 15 — Mexico City
March 1 — Hong Kong
March 21 — TBC (China)*
April 4 — Rome
April 18 — Paris
May 3 — Seoul*
May 30 — Berlin
June 20 — New York City
July 25-26 — London (double-header)
*Subject to circuit homologation
**Double-header subject to government agreement