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Italy, Chile and Brazil new additions to Formula E Season Four calendar

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Rome, Santiago and Sao Paulo are the newest additions to the Formula E calendar for Season Four, revealed at Monday’s World Motor Sport Council meeting.

The calendar also features three double headers; in New York and the Montreal finale as in Season Three, but also at the opening round in Hong Kong.

Formula E has also answered one of its biggest criticisms regarding its calendar, with a much more compact schedule running from December to July. The longest gap between races is six weeks between the opening round and Marrakesh, but after that races will consistently be 3-4 weeks apart.

A TBA remains on the tenth round of the calendar, which has a spot for June 9. It is unclear what race this will be, but could be the return of the London ePrix at a new venue after the series moved away from Battersea Park for Season Three.

The venue for the Berlin ePrix is yet to be confirmed, after a to-and-fro between Tempelhof and the Karl Marx Allee recently, but a new track in Munich is expected to be announced.

Pre-season testing is due to take place at Valencia as teams plan to move away from the Donington Park “village” base at the end of the three-year deal which obliged all ten teams to base themselves at the circuit.

Formula E Seaon Four calendar

  1. December 2 2017 – Hong Kong, China
  2. December 3 2017 – Hong Kong, China
  3. January 13 2018 – Marrakesh, Morocco
  4. February 3 2018 – Santiago, Chile
  5. March 3 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico
  6. March 17 2018 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  7. April 14 2018 – Rome, Italy
  8. April 28 2018 – Paris, France
  9. May 19 2018 – TBA, Germany
  10. June 9 2018 – TBA
  11. July 7 2018 – New York City, USA
  12. July 8 2018 – New York City, USA
  13. July 28 2018 – Montreal, Canada
  14. July 29 2018 – Montreal, Canada

Author

  • Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.