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Long Beach added to Formula E calendar

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Friday 23rd May, 2014 - 9:43am

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Long Beach to be added to Formula E Calendar

The 2.1km Formula E Long Beach circuit layout

The FIA Formula E Championship will host a race at America’s famous Long Beach street circuit next year.

The venue has been added to the all new electric single seater category’s inaugural calendar with the event taking place on April 4, just two weeks before the marquee IndyCar race.

Formula E will use a shortened 2.1km iteration of the circuit which has hosted F1 and IndyCar races since 1976.

“Long Beach is proud to be among the elite group of international cities hosting the FIA Formula E Championship,” said Mayor Bob Foster.

 “The Long Beach ePrix will bring a new generation of race fans to the iconic streets of Long Beach.”

Long Beach City council has recently extended its contract to host IndyCar races through to 2018 despite growing speculation that F1 could return to the circuit in the future.

The Long Beach ePrix is one of 10 events on the championship’s inaugural calendar which begins on September 13 with a visit to Beijing, China.

FIA Formula E Calendar

1 Beijing, China September 13, 2014
2 Putrajaya, Malaysia October 18, 2014
3 Punta del Este, Uruguay December 13, 2014
4 Buenos Aires, Argentina January 10, 2015
5 TBA February 14, 2015
6 Miami, USA March 14, 2015
7 Long Beach, USA April 4, 2015
8 Monte Carlo, Monaco May 9, 2015
9 Berlin, Germany May 30, 2015
10 London, UK June 2, 2015

 

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