Formula E season opener in Beijing postponed one week

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The FIA Formula E Championship has announced that its season-opening race, theBeijing ePrix, has been delayed for one week. Originally scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 16, it will now be ran Oct. 24.

The delay was made at the request of Beijing officials because of other events taking place at Olympic Park from October 16-18.

“While it is regrettable that the date of the opening race has had to be delayed by one week, we understand the logistical difficulties in staging conflicting events,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag in a release. “Together with our partners and the authorities, we therefore decided that the best course of action was to move our race by one week. We remain confident that despite the date change the Beijing ePrix will provide for a spectacular start to the second season of our championship.”

There are 10 rounds on the Formula E schedule.