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FIA confirms Formula E season three calendar including New York

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LONDON, UK – The calendar for the third FIA Formula E season has been announced, featuring five new events including races in Montreal and New York City.

A draft calendar circulated the paddock after being given to teams at a meeting over the Berlin ePrix weekend, but it has now been confirmed by FIA officials and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.

Agag announced that the race in Las Vegas on January 7 will be an e-race on rFactor 2, pitting 10 gamers against the 20-strong Formula E grid in a scheme called “Road to Las Vegas”. It will be a non-championship event with a sizeable financial bounty for the winner.

The event on April 22 remains unconfirmed, with Singapore being listed around that date on the draft schedule.

The calendar does not feature Long Beach, which previously appeared on the calendars for the first two seasons. When asked by NBC Sports about the race, Agag said that it had been cut due to the number of events on the calendar and the number of rounds in the United States with Las Vegas and New York joining.

Monaco returns as part of the rotation agreement with the historic grand prix there, while a gap has been left on June 24 for a race in Europe. Agag said that discussions regarding a new venue for the London ePrix are ongoing, but said he wants a more central location than Battersea Park or the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

The event in New York is still pending final confirmation from local authorities, but Agag said that he is “very optimistic” about it going ahead.

Round

Date

Venue

Name

1

9 October

Hong Kong

Hong Kong ePrix

2

12 November

Marrakech (Morocco)

Marrakech ePrix

 

7 January

Las Vegas (USA)

FIA Electric Mobility Forum

3

18 February

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Buenos Aires ePrix

4

1 April

Mexico City (Mexico)

Mexico City ePrix

5

22 April

TBA

TBA

6

13 May

Monaco

Monaco ePrix

7

20 May

Paris (France)

Paris ePrix

8

10 June

Berlin (Germany)

Berlin ePrix

9

24 June

TBA

TBA

10

1 July

Brussels (Belgium)

Brussels ePrix

11, 12

15-16 July

Montreal (Canada)

Montreal ePrix

13, 14

29-30 July

New York (USA)

New York ePrix

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”