Formula E has decided to convert the ePrix in Rome and Valencia into double events, as happened in the first two races at Ad-Diriyah. The series seeks to load the calendar in its first phase in the face of possible cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Rome ePrix will host the third and fourth races of the season between April 10 and 11. Similarly, the Valencia ePrix will also have two races, the fifth and sixth round of the championship. The two in the Spanish city will take place between April 24 and 25.
The Formula E promoter follows closely the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why they have chosen not to define the calendar for the seventh season since the series is still open to modifications.
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It should be noted, that the competition had planned to visit places such as Santiago de Chile, Mexico City and New York in the final stretch. The championship also has on its radar Monaco, Berlin or Marrakech, more realistic scenarios to close its first season as the FIA World Championship.
The Chilean motorsports federation informed its members of the initial postponement of the 2021 race in addition to the new summer date before the updates to the official Formula E calendar.
The official calendar for the sixth season was announced in October 2019 and due to the pandemic situation it was modified. The Sanya, Rome, Paris, Seoul and Jakarta ePrixes were postponed and in May the New York and London races were ruled out.
Formula E had planned to hold three competitions to close the season, all of them held in Berlin on August 5, 6, 8, 9, 12 and 13, 2020 with different configurations on the circuit.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago