The fourth Formula E season again features an attractive calendar. It offers a mix of proven events and exciting new venues.
A total of 12 races are scheduled for the 2017/2018 season, held in metropolises on five continents. Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America are part of the Formula E world tour and Rome, Santiago de Chile and Zurich new venues. With that, the innovative electric racing series is visiting Italy, Chile and Switzerland for the first time.
This Formula E season is the first to open with a double-header event. The E-Prix in Hong Kong on December 2 and 3, 2017 is hosting the first two Formula E races with official Audi participation and the racing debut of the new Audi e-tron FE04.
The calendar has been deliberately designed for the race cars and the teams’ equipment to travel distances which are as short as possible – and the larger distances typically by ship. The season kicks off in Asia. Subsequently, Formula E travels via Africa and South America to Europe and to North America at the end of the season.
A unique facet of Formula E is that free practice, qualifying and the race all take place on a single day. At the double-header events, there are two near-identical race days on Saturday and Sunday which are rated separately.
The E-Prix events of Formula E can be watched live on television around the globe – most of them on free-to-air TV. In Germany, the Discovery Group, which includes Eurosport and DMAX, holds the rights.