Formula E season two calendar confirmed: Paris joins, Miami and Monaco dropped

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The World Motor Sport Council has approved the calendar for the second FIA Formula E season following its meeting in Mexico City earlier this week.

As expected, the majority of the races held in the first season have been retained for the second campaign, which will start in Beijing on October 17.

Formula E will once again head to Putrajaya in Malaysia for the second round of the season before rounding out the calendar year in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Buenos Aires will host the first round of 2016, albeit a month later than it did in season one, before a “TBD” round that is slated for March 19. MotorSportsTalk understands that this will be in Mexico City at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

The United States will only host one Formula E round in season two as the Miami round is cut from the schedule. Long Beach has been retained, though, and will welcome the series on April 2.

The championship will then head to Europe on April 23 for a race in Paris, new for season two, before a one month break ahead of the Berlin ePrix on May 21. The Monaco ePrix has been dropped.

Moscow is set to host an ePrix on June 4 before another double-header season finale in London. However, the date is yet to be confirmed, but may need to be shelved until July 10 to avoid clashing with a Formula 1 grand prix.

2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship calendar

Round Date Country ePrix
1 17 October 2015 China Beijing
2 7 November 2015 Malaysia Putrajaya
3 19 December 2015 Uruguay** Punta del Este**
4 6 February 2016 Argentina** Buenos Aires**
5 19 March 2016 TBD TBD
6 2 April 2016 USA Long Beach
7 23 April 2016 France Paris
8 21 May 2016 Germany Berlin
9 4 June 2016 Russia Moscow
10 & 11 TBD United Kingdom London

 

The WMSC also approved plans for the introduction of an ‘e-licence’ in Formula E, required by all drivers participating in the series.

“In order to qualify for the e-Licence, the following is required:

  • A specific FIA training session on the most important points of electrical safety, technical and sporting aspects of the competition
  • To have accumulated in the previous three years at least 20 points of the FIA points system used to qualify for the F1 Super Licence, or to have previously held an F1 Super Licence, or to have participated in at least three races of the previous FIA Formula E Championship.”

Finally, the Formula E champion will be granted a super licence to race in F1 as part of the FIA’s revised points system to gain one. The series is not included in the points classification, though.

Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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