Major modifications have been introduced in the official calendar Formula E and FIA have revealed today. The season will have a total of 15 events –the biggest number in the championship’s history.
Season 7 kicked off last February in Diriyah and will now run until August.
The first major change is the introduction of the Puebla E-Prix in Mexico, instead of the event hosted at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which is currently being used as a COVID-19 field hospital. The races will take place on June 19th and 20th.
The series will remain in North America for the following two rounds as New York City is back on the calendar to host a double-header event on July 10th and 11th. The fully-electric championship will be back in Red Hook, Brooklyn, racing with the iconic Manhattan background.
Two weeks afterwards, Formula E crosses the pond to go racing in London. After the two first seasons, the series had seen all its efforts to go back racing in the English capital go truncated, but now it has been confirmed that a double-header will be finally held in London. The track around, and inside, the ExCeL centre had been scheduled to host races in Season 6, but the venue was converted into a Nightingale hospital for the NHS.
The season finale will be held in Berlin on August 14th and 15th. Last year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the last six races of the season were held in the German capital and now the venue is back to cap the season off.
Marrakesh and Santiago, two venues that were supposed to held races in the months of May and June, have now been postponed for Season 8, and it is expected that the public can attend those races.
“It’s a massive achievement by all to release the full calendar for this season. The calendar includes the most races we’ve held in one season and shows our continued commitment to create a momentum-building schedule that fans and audiences across the world will follow. Four double-header events in Puebla, New York City, London and Berlin are going to set the scene perfectly to crown Formula E’s first official FIA World Champion,” commented Alberto Longo, Chief Championship Officer, about the calendar reveal.