As the 2013 racing season draws to a close, we get that much closer to the first season of the new FIA Formula E Championship. And now that the World Motor Sport Council has convened for the last time this year, it has confirmed the final calendar for the new electric racing series.
The inaugural season will kick off on September 13 (a week earlier than expected) in Beijing, then heads to Malaysia before shipping off to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, then up to LA and Miami before finishing off the season in Monaco, Berlin and London.
While the dates have shifted for some rounds, the big news here is that the proposed race in Hong Kong has been replaced instead by the new round in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian round was originally in the running, but while it hadn’t made the provisional calendar, the FIA included it in the final one – but only at the expense of the Hong Kong round.