The fourth Formula E season again features an attractive calendar. It offers a mix of proven events and exciting new venues.
A total of 14 races are scheduled for the 2017/2018 season, held in eleven 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, São Paulo and Zurich new venues. With that, the innovative electric racing series is visiting Italy, Chile, Brazil 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. As in the 2016/2017 season, two double headers in North America featuring two races each in New York (USA) and Montreal (Canada) will close the season.
Marrakesh (Morocco), Mexico City (Mexico), Paris (France) and Berlin (Germany) are on the calendar as before.
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.