South Africa and Canada join the electric single-seater world championship in a season totaling 16 ePrixes, a record.
Since it is difficult to bottle Paris, Formula E fans in France may see the glass half empty or half full for 2022. The bad news? For the third consecutive year, the world championship of electric single-seaters will not no stage within France. The maid ? The Paris ePrix is scheduled to be reinstated in the discipline’s calendar in 2023. It will then be credited with a biennial status, in other words, an event organized every other year. For the record, theParis ePrix currently has four editions, contested from 2016 to 2019.
While waiting to return to the French capital, the Formulas E is preparing to live the longest season in its history. Indeed, no less than 16 courses fill the next calendar, one more than the current year, recently revamped and enriched. Two new destinations are on the program for 2022: Cape Town in South Africa, February 26, and Vancouver at Canada, 2nd of July.
Like the last few seasons, the next one will start in Diriyah in Saudi Arabia. Two races will be organized in this suburb of the capital Riyadh, the January 28 and 29. The following two months will give pride of place to distant stops, in Mexico City (Mexico), Cape Town (South Africa) and in a city to be defined in China. In the spring, the European tour will feature well-known trips, to Rome (Italy) and Berlin (Germany). In the meantime, Monaco will also be there on April 30, with a sleeve usually held every other year, but which must now remain in place permanently. Note that a destination remains to be defined on June 4.
The 16 courses in question are spread over 12 meetings, knowing that the first, in Saudi Arabia, and the last three are responsible for hosting two races each. In at the very end of the year, it is in the order of New York (United States), London (Great Britain) and Seoul (South Korea). Canceled this year because of the health crisis when he should have made his debut in the discipline, the South Korean meeting will therefore have the honor of wrap up season 8 Formula E, the August 13 and 14, 2022.
Three circuits are awaiting validation of their homologation: Cape Town (South Africa), Vancouver (Canada) and Seoul (South Korea). This provisional schedule published by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) will a priori be completed at the next World Motor Sport Council, scheduled for October 15, 2021.
Discover below the provisional calendar of Formula E 2022, with the dates and times of the races, in France and in local time.
January 28, 2022: Diriyah 1/2 ePrix – Saudi Arabia
Departure time in France: Friday January 28, 6 p.m. (local time: 8 p.m.)
January 29, 2022: Diriyah ePrix 2/2 – Saudi Arabia
Departure time in France: Saturday January 29, 6 p.m. (local time: 8 p.m.)
February 12, 2022: Mexico City – Mexico ePrix
Departure time in France: Saturday February 12, NC hours (local time: NC hours)
February 26, 2022: Cape Town ePrix – South Africa
Departure time in France: Saturday February 26, NC hours
March 19, 2022: ePrix to be determined – China
Departure time in France: Saturday March 19, NC hours (local time: NC hours)
April 09, 2022: Rome ePrix – Italy
Departure time in France: Saturday April 09, 4 p.m.
April 30, 2022: Monaco ePrix – Monaco
Departure time in France: Saturday April 30, 4 p.m.
May 14, 2022: Berlin ePrix – Germany
Departure time in France: Saturday May 14, 4 p.m.
June 04, 2022: ePrix to be determined
Departure time in France: Saturday June 04, NC hours
July 02, 2022: Vancouver ePrix – Canada
Departure time in France: Saturday 02 July, NC hours (local time: NC hours)
July 16, 2022: New York 1/2 ePrix – United States
Departure time in France: Saturday July 16, 10:30 p.m. (local time: 4:30 p.m.)
July 17, 2022: New York ePrix 2/2 – United States
Departure time in France: Sunday July 17, 7:30 p.m. (local time: 1:30 p.m.)
July 30, 2022: London ePrix 1/2 – Great Britain
Departure time in France: Saturday July 30, NC hours (local time: NC hours)
July 31, 2022: London ePrix 2/2 – Great Britain
Departure time in France: Sunday July 31, NC hours (local time: NC hours)
August 13, 2022: Seoul ePrix 1/2 – South Korea
Departure time in France: Saturday August 13, NC hours (local time: NC hours)
August 14, 2022: Seoul ePrix 2/2 – South Korea
Departure time in France: Sunday August 14, NC hours (local time: NC hours)
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