Bern completes 2018/19 Formula E calendar

Daniel Herrero

Saturday 13th October, 2018 - 10:40am

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The 2018/19 Formula E calendar has been finalised

The 2018/19 Formula E calendar has been finalised with the FIA approving Bern as the replacement for Zurich.

Zurich was pencilled in for Round 11 of the upcoming season but dropped off due to glut of major events in the Swiss city during the middle of the year.

The World Motor Sport Council has confirmed that Bern will host the all-electric championship, although the June 22 is slightly later than Zurich had been scheduled for.

“It’s fantastic news to return to Switzerland this coming season on the streets of Bern for the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.

“We collectively made history last season in Zurich – successfully hosting a professional circuit race for the first time in the country in over six decades.

“Now we’ll be making history once again by bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to the Swiss capital of Bern – I’d like to extend my thanks to Mayor von Graffenried and his team.

“I’m already counting down the days to the start of the season.”

Riyadh opens the season on December 15 before Marrakesh in the new year and Round 3 at Santiago on a new circuit.

Mexico and two races in China follow, the latter of which in Sanya represents Formula E’s return to the mainland of the country.

The next five events are a string of European races rounded out by Bern, before a double-header finale in New York.

In other news, Jose Maria Lopez will remain with the Dragon team for the upcoming season.

Formula E 2018/19 calendar

Rnd City Country Date
1 Ad Diriyah* Saudi Arabia Dec 15
2 Marrakesh Morocco Jan 12
3 Santiago de Chile* Chile Jan 26
4 Mexico City Mexico Feb 16
5 Hong Kong China Mar 10
6 Sanya* China Mar 23
7 Rome Italy Apr 13
8 Paris France Apr 27
9 Monaco Monaco May 11
10 Berlin Germany May 25
11 Bern* Switzerland Jun 22
12 New York USA Jul 13
13 New York USA Jul 14

* Subject to circuit homologation

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