The calendar of the Formula E 2016-17 generated a lot of doubts


With the preparations for the ePrix of London in march, the Formula And works on a piecework basis, to set up your calendar ahead of the season 2016-17. The ‘Season Three’ of the category electric FIA will have to not only compensate for the absence of Battersea Park and look for an alternative end to the ePrix of London, but will need to get fit an effective way a good number of runs. A task which a priori may seem simple, but is complicated when it comes to the possibility of having six ePrix new in relation to the previous season.

In this aspect, the proposed calendar of the season 2016-17 on the table generates a lot of doubts, for the distribution and the space generated between the twelve ePrix which will make up the ‘Season Three’. The competition would begin in Hong Kong in October, and then will travel to the debutante ePrix of Marrakech in November. Since this test up to the beginning of the ‘american tour’ is drawn in a space of more than two months, to then link in just eight weeks, the tests in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Long Beach, events that recur in relation to the present season.

From this point, the Formula E travels from Singapore to Monaco, who returns to the category to follow the pattern of seasons alternate that was signed in his time. Taking advantage of the proximity with the ePrix Paris, the distance in time between the two tests is two weeks. Brussels and Berlin will host two races during the month of June, while the end of the season it mutates completely to move to north America with the celebration of two appointments double in Montreal and New York. A total of 14 runs for a calendar that has two objectives, to avoid overlap with the WEC and take advantage of the spaces left by the F1. Will it be possible?