Formula E: Track delay kicks off Saturday at Miami ePrix (UPDATED)

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MIAMI – The completion of track construction for the Miami ePrix has forced a delay in the planned schedule Saturday morning for the U.S. opener of the FIA Formula E Championship.

Free practice one, originally slated from 8:15 to 9 a.m. ET and local time, was moved to one hour later at 9:15 a.m.

However, persistent delays have pushed on-track activity to at least two hours past the originally scheduled practice time, with a single combined practice now supposed to start at 10:55 a.m. and run to 11:30 a.m. Qualifying will now run from 12:10 to 12:57 p.m.

The grid will open at 3:30 p.m. and the race itself is set to launch at 4:05 p.m.

Once on-track activity does get going, fans will be seeing double for one team – Trulli GP. But it’s not a sign of any issues for you, the viewers. It’s actually due to Vitantonio Liuzzi – brought in as a last-minute replacement this weekend for Michela Cerruti – wearing Jarno Trulli’s backup helmet. FE commentator Jack Nicholls revealed that news this am:

FanBoost winners for Round 5 will be determined prior to the race.