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Mon, 7 Oct 2019

Formula E to Race in Three New Locations in 2019/2020; Hong Kong Out

The 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship will race in 12 of the world’s leading cities, including three new locations - Seoul, Jakarta and London.

The busiest season yet in the short history of Formula E was formally approved following the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting in Cologne, Germany last week.

The Diriyah E-Prix kicks off the season once again on 22-23 November, with the MercedesBenz EQ and TAG Heuer Porsche teams making their much-anticipated arrival to complete a full 24-car grid for the first time in Formula E.

The 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship will race in 12 of the world’s leading cities, including three new locations - Seoul, Jakarta and London. Hong Kong - where increasingly violent protests continue to damage the SAR's image, economy and reputation - will not host the event in the 2019/2020 season.  Click to enlarge.

Races then move to South and Central America for the Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix (18 January 2020) and CBMM Niobium Mexico City EPrix (15 February), with the Marrakesh E-Prix replacing Hong Kong - where increasingly violent protests continue to damage the SAR's image, economy and reputation - for round five of the 2019/20 calendar.

Sanya fills the last free slot, with another scorcher around Haitang Bay for round six on 21 March.

The voestalpine European races return for season six, starting with the third running of the Rome E-Prix on 4 April, followed by the Paris E-Prix in the French capital against the stunning backdrop of the Eiffel Tower on 18 April.

Click to see the full 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship schedule. Click to enlarge.

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship touches down in South Korea for the first time on 3 May for the Seoul E-Prix, ahead of the most recent race to be announced - the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix - taking place on 6 June.

Being the only city to have featured in each season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium will once again be held at the historic Tempelhof Airport on 21 June, where all four German manufacturers go wheel-to-wheel for the first time in front of their home crowd.

Two weeks later, Formula E crosses the Atlantic to the Big Apple for the penultimate event of the season in New York.

The voestalpine European races and the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship come to a conclusion in London across a two-day season finale showdown at ExCeL London on 25-26 July 2020.

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