formula e to return to mainland china in 2019

16:00    04 Jul 2018

Chase Carey (USA) Formula One Group Chairman with Alejandro Agag (ESP) Formula E Holdings CEO
Formula E will return to mainland China next season with the city of Sanya set to host round six in March 2019, organisers of the all-electric series announced on Tuesday.

Beijing hosted the first Formula E race in 2014, around the park used for the 2008 Summer Olympics, and Hong Kong has featured more recently. Hong Kong will host a race on March 10 next year and Sanya on March 23.

“(Returning) to mainland China is an important step in a key territory for the series and a market that’s instrumental to the continued development and uptake of electric vehicles globally,” said Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag in a statement.

The opening race of the 2018-19 season will be in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh in December, the first Formula E race in the Middle East.

The current Formula E season will wrap up in New York with back-to-back races at the Brooklyn Street Circuit on July 14 and 15.

In other news from the all-electric series, the Techeetah team have signed James Rossiter as a development/test driver with immediate effect.

The British racer experience in several open-wheel series and has served as development roles for the likes of Force India, Super Aguri and Honda in Formula 1.

He is currently racing in the Super Formula series and made several FIA World Endurance Championship starts with ByKolles Racing Team in recent seasons.


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