The FIA Formula E Championship hasn’t had the most positive of weeks in its history.
Earlier this weekend, the city council in Berlin voted against hosting Round 7 of this years Championship at the streets near Alexanderplatz, where the first and so far only race at that location was held in 2016.
Today, it’s being reported that the exact same thing has happened in Brussels, where Round 8 was planned to be held.
Originally a calendar with 14 races was announced by the Formula E organizers last summer, only with two TBA’s on the list. Quickly we went down to 12 races, and now it appears that we have lost a further 2 races.
We still haven’t had any official comment from the Formula E organizers about the problems, or if the races in Berlin and Brussels will be replaced or held at other locations in the same country.
We have previous seen a lot of positive vibes about the Championship, WHO has gained Jaguar as Works team for this season, and both Audi and Mercedes will arrive soon as well.
The FIA Formula E Championship has been focusing on running the races in the middle of the cities, close to the fans, to bring the new technology close to the city citizens, and to attract new fans, who doesn’t normally leave the city to go to traditional races held outside of the city lines.
The next round of the FIA Formula E Championship will be run in Buenos Aires in three and a half weeks time.