2015/2016 Formula E calendar updated

A few minor amendments to the 2015/2016 Formula E Championship schedule have been confirmed by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

These include:
  • The opening event in China will take place a week later than originally proposed.
  • Although a host city for the fifth ePrix has still to be announced, this event has been brought forward by a week.
  • The inaugural Paris race might happen on the 24th of April instead of the 23rd.
  • Dates for the two London rounds have been revealed.
DS Virgin DSV-01 2015-16 Side

Some regulation changes were also agreed that should help to improve Formula E’s spectacle.

Starting with qualifying, the five fastest drivers will get to participate in a Super Pole session to decide their grid positions.

For the races, which all now count towards the final championship classification, the power limit is being increased from 201 bhp (150 kW / 203 PS) to 228 bhp (170 kW / 231 PS). Furthermore, the introduction of a Full Course Yellow incident management system is expected to reduce the number of safety car deployments.

Extending the FanBoost voting deadline until the mid-race pit stops could allow spectators to really influence the results. Just as important for the series and fans alike, teams are going to be restricted to a maximum of two driver changes per race number per season.

2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship - Provisional Calendar
Round Date Venue
1 24 October 2015 Beijing, China
2 07 November 2015 Putrajaya, Malaysia
3 19 December 2015 Punta del Este, Uruguay
4 06 February 2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 12 March 2016 TBA
6 02 April 2016 Long Beach, United States
7 23 or 24 April 2016 Paris, France
8 21 May 2016 Berlin, Germany
9 04 June 2016 Moscow, Russia
10 02 July 2016 London, United Kingdom
11 03 July 2016 London, United Kingdom

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