The FIA has released the draft calendar for the upcoming 2017/18 season for FIA Formula E.
There are still a few holes on it to be filled, but it’s already clear now, that we will say goodbye to a few of the races from the current seasons calendar.
Argentina is surprisingly gone from the calendar. Surprising since Jose Maria Lopez is good at pulling a big crowd. Instead we have both Chile and Brazil on the calendar, just like Italy has got their own ePrix in Rome.
The calendar has been put together in a better way than the 2016/17 where there were a lot of clashes with other important FIA events. For example we saw overlapping FIA Formula E and FIA WEC calendars, which made it hard for drivers like Sebastien Buemi and Sam Bird to participate in both. A driver like Adam Carroll chose to skip the WEC, when he saw that there was too many clashes, and instead chose to focus 100% on his work for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
Other than Argentina, Monaco is also missing on the calendar. That was clear beforehand, since 2018 is the year of the biennial historic GP on the streets. Berlin is currently unlikely to happen since they are trying to find a new location for the race around Munich. But then again, Tempelhof in Berlin wasn’t originally planed for the this season either, and it ended up being a double header.
Calendar is as follows:
|2 December||Hong Kong||China|
|3 December||Hong Kong||China|
|3 February||Santiago de Chile||Chile|
|3 March||Mexico City||Mexico|
|17 March||Sao Paulo*||Brazil|
|7 July***||New York||USA|
|8 July***||New York||USA|
*Subject to confirmation
**Venue to be announced
***Date to be confirmed