Formula E returns for its eighth season in 2022, beginning with the Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia at the end of January. The 16-round season will see the all-electric series return to some of the world’s largest cities – and venture to new destinations in Jakarta, Vancouver and Seoul.
The latest iteration of the 2022 Formula E calendar has changed somewhat from when it was first announced. The series was scheduled to visit Cape Town, South Africa in February and China in March, but these two rounds have since been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead Rome and Berlin, originally scheduled to be single races, will host a double header of E-Prix.
The season begins in Diriyah
The new Formula E season begins with a double-header of night races in Diriyah, around the UNESCO World Heritage site close to Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The Diriyah E-Prix weekend takes place on January 28-29, and tickets are still available for the event. More information on attending the race can be found in our new Diriyah E-Prix travel guide.
On April 30, Formula E is back in Monaco for the fifth running of the Monaco E-Prix. It will be the second time that the race is held on the full layout of the Circuit de Monaco. The 2021 event proved to be one of the most dramatic races of the year, with Antonio Felix da Costa securing victory on the final lap.
There are two other major European cities set to host double headers in 2022. Berlin will host another double header over the weekend of May 14-15, while London hosts the penultimate round of the season at the end of July for Formula E’s second visit to the unique indoor/outdoor track at London ExCel. Outside of Europe, New York is back on the calendar once again in 2022 for a pair of races at Brooklyn Street Circuit on July 16-17.
Three new venues
There are three new venues to get excited about in 2022 – Jakarta, Vancouver and Seoul. Jakarta was originally supposed to host the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix back in June 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic thwarted plans. The race was scheduled to take place around the National Monument, but will now take place in the village of Ancol in North Jakarta. The 2022 Jakarta E-Prix is set to run on June 4.
Vancouver will host its first E-Prix in early July. It will be Formula E’s first visit to Canada since the one-off Montreal E-Prix in 2017. The event is set to be one of the biggest of the season, taking place as part of a three-day festival and with grandstand capacity for up to 56,000 spectators. The E-Prix will incorporate part of a former IndyCar track, used throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s.
No Paris E-Prix in 2022
The Paris E-Prix will not take place in 2022 – though Formula E says that the event will return to the calendar in 2023 on a biennial basis.