2016/17 FE cal­en­dar de­layed by date gaps

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Con­fir­ma­tion of For­mula E’s 2016/17 cal­en­dar was de­layed last week as the FIA seeks fur­ther clar­ity around the pro­vi­sional dates.

The FIA was due to re­view and sign off For­mula E’s draft cal­en­dar dur­ing its World Mo­tor Sport Coun­cil meet­ing in Turin, Italy, last week. A draft 11-race sched­ule was due to be dis­cussed, but it is un­der­stood that the FIA had con­cerns over the gaps in the early stages of the cal­en­dar.

An FIA spokesper­son said: “The cal­en­dar was not re­jected and a pro­vi­sional list of races will be is­sued shortly. The cal­en­dar is be­ing fi­nalised and needs some more clar­ity.

“Some ad­di­tional time is needed to is­sue the ac­tual cal­en­dar and this should be com­pleted shortly.”

FE has a deal in place to be­gin its third sea­son in Hong Kong on Oc­to­ber 9, with a sec­ond round on Novem­ber 12 be­fore a three-month gap to Buenos Aires on Fe­bru­ary 18.

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