The FIA Formula E Championship looks to expand by at least two races next season, including the possibility of a race around the streets of Paris.
During a joint press conference held between FIA President Jean Todt and series CEO Alejandro Agag, the pair expressed a desire to see the championship develop with longer one car races and an expanded calendar.
Alejandro Agag said: “We want to define the calendar in the next couple of weeks and we will present this calendar to the FIA World Council in July.
“It’s very likely we will add two races and it’s well known that we are waiting for Paris to include in the process. Paris is not for the moment done but conversations are ongoing and we are optimistic we hope that we can get a real race – that would be an incredible race.”
Agag was also keen to keep all of the races on the current calendar. He added: “We may tweak that a little bit, but in principle that is the plan.”
Jean Todt expressed his desire to see improvements with the technology and insisted that forays into the Middle East and Africa are not out of the question.
He said: “We still have the Middle East which is not covered, Africa is not yet covered, but it is something to happen soon.
“It’s a vision for the future and mainly in the cities at the moment. We need to change the car to be able to make a one-hour race, and be able to make the race with one car, and the progress will come from competition.”
The news comes after Todt’s appointment as a special envoy for road safety for the United Nations at the end of April. He added: “It’s my interest, my involvement on road safety around the world which is a priority of the FIA and it is an appointment which will of course also allow me to do more and better work with developments.
“I will make some announcements in the next couple of weeks about some very important problems we intend to pursue.”