Formula E and the FIA – motorsport’s governing body – revealed the final calendar for the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, making it the busiest season yet in the series’ short history.
Featuring a record 10 capital cities and three new locations in Seoul, Jakarta and London, the 2019/20 season will see the most competitive line up in motorsport battle it out on the streets of 12 of the most progressive cities on the planet.
Starting with the double-header season opener in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on November 22 and 23, the race will see Mercedes-Benz EQ and the TAG Heuer Porsche teams making their much-anticipated debut in the all-electric series.
From the heat of the desert, the championship moves to hustle and bustle of South and Central America for the Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix (January 18) and CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix (February 15), with the Marrakesh E-Prix replacing Hong Kong as round five of the 2019/20 calendar as Formula E returns to the African continent.
Sanya fills the last free slot on the calendar, with another scorcher around Haitang Bay for round seven on March 21.
For the second year running, the voestalpine European races return for another season, starting with the third edition of the Rome E-Prix on April 4, followed by a duel against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower for the Paris E-Prix on April 18.
After Paris, the series touches down in the capital of South Korea for the first time on May 3 for the Seoul E-Prix, ahead of the most recent race to be announced – the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix – on June 6.
Being the only city to have featured in each season of the Championship, the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium will once again race around the historic Tempelhof Airport on June 21 – where all four German manufacturers will go wheel-to-wheel for the first time on home soil in Formula E.
Two weeks later, Formula E crosses the Atlantic to the Big Apple for the penultimate event of the season in New York City.
Rounding off the season, the voestalpine European races will reach its climax in London as the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be decided across a two-day season finale showdown at ExCeL London on July 25 & 26.
“The 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship looks like it will be the closest and most competitive season we’ve ever had in our short history – in terms of manufacturers competing, thanks to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche joining the line-up, and with the amount of incredible capital cities set to showcase the most competitive line-up in motorsport,” said Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer of Formula E.