A revised Formula E calendar for 2019/2020 has been approved by the FIA’s World Motorsports Council. Marrakesh replaces Hong Kong on the 12-city, 14 race calendar that begins in Saudi Arabia on November 22-23.
The Hong Kong E-Prix has been dropped from the calendar for Season 6 (originally announced in June) as a result of the ongoing political unrest in the city. It will be replaced by the Marrakesh E-Prix on February 29. Hong Kong may be out, but China retains a place on the Season 6 calendar with confirmation of the Sanya E-Prix on March 21.
The race planned for December 14, which was listed as TBC on the original calendar published in June, has also been cancelled. This avoids a clash with the WEC (the 8 Hours of Bahrain takes place on that weekend), but means that there is an 8-week gap between the opening rounds of the season in Abu Dhabi (November 22-23) and the third round in Santiago, Chile on January 18, 2020. Speaking of WEC, only one calendar clash now remains on the season six calendar ; the 1000 Miles of Sebring is set for the same weekend as the Sanya E-Prix (March 20-21).
The established races in Berlin and New York have also been moved back on the revised calendar, while a new race in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta is set for June 6, 2020. Seoul also joins the Formula E calendar for the first time (May 3) and London returns after a four-year absence on a new circuit with a double header to close out the season on July 25-26.
Season 6 Formula E Calendar
|November 22||Ad Diriyah E-Prix||Riyadh Street Circuit|
|November 23||Ad Diriyah E-Prix||Riyadh Street Circuit|
|January 18||Santiago E-Prix*||Parque O’Higgins Circuit|
|February 15||Mexico City E-Prix*||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez|
|February 29||Marrakesh E-Prix||Circuit Moulay El Hassan|
|March 21||Sanya E-Prix||Sanya Street Circuit|
|April 4||Rome E-Prix||Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR|
|April 18||Paris E-Prix||Circuit des Invalides|
|May 3||Seoul E-Prix*||Seoul Street Circuit|
|June 6||Jakarta E-Prix*||Jakarta Street Circuit|
|June 21||Berlin E-Prix||Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit|
|July 11||New York E-Prix||Brooklyn Street Circuit|
|July 25||London E-Prix*||ExCel London|
|July 26||London E-Prix*||ExCel London|