Formula E Finalizes Season Six Calendar

Formula E has announced the schedule for the 2019/2020 season. (Malcolm Griffiths Photo)
Formula E's shutdown will now last through at least June. (Malcolm Griffiths Photo)

COLOGNE, Germany – Formula E and the FIA have have revealed the final calendar for the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

The schedule features stops in 12 cities, nine capitals and three new locations in Seoul, Jakarta and London.

The busiest season yet in the short history of Formula E was formally approved following the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting Friday in Cologne, Germany.

The Diriyah E-Prix kicks off the season once again on Nov. 22-23, with the Mercedes-Benz EQ and TAG Heuer Porsche teams making their series debuts to complete a full 24-car grid for the first time in Formula E.

The most competitive line-up in motorsport then moves to South and Central America for the Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix (Jan. 18) and CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix (Feb. 15), with the Marrakesh E-Prix replacing Hong Kong for round five of the 2019/20 calendar.

Sanya fills the last free slot, with another scorcher around Haitang Bay for round six on March 21. The voestalpine European races return for season six, starting with the third running of the Rome E-Prix on April 4, followed by the Paris E-Prix in the French capital against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower on April 18.

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship touches down in 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 – taking place on June 6.

Being the only city to have featured in each season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium will once again be held at the historic Tempelhof Airport on June 21.

Three weeks later, Formula E crosses the Atlantic to the Big Apple for the penultimate event of the season in New York City on July 11.

The 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship comes to a conclusion in London across a two-day season finale showdown at ExCeL London on July 25-26.