Today, the all-electric Formula E series confirmed that the series will compete in Montreal as a double-header July 15th and 16th 2017.
Montreal Mayor Dennis Coderre told the CBC last fall that from his perspective it’s a done deal that the series will race in Montreal in 2016, however that date was never confirmed. The series typically races through temporary downtown street circuits, which reportedly is Coderre’s preference, though the permanent Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Formula One circuit was also reportedly considered by Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. The Montreal event as well as the New York event announced today are still subject to track homologation.
The full text of the release is below:
The calendar features 14 races, to be staged in 12 of the world’s leading cities, with double-headers in Montreal and New York. In addition to the ePrix, there will be a special event, the FIA Electric Mobility Forum, which will take place in Las Vegas on January 7.
“Formula E is all about showcasing fully-electric racing together with the most iconic landmarks in the world - and the calendar for next season certainly matches our ambitions,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “It’s fantastic to be able to bring Formula E to new markets, but more importantly to new fans. It will be great to finish the third season in New York, pending the approval of all the relevant stakeholders. The growth and interest in the sport has been on an upward trend since the very beginning, and I’m sure that the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship will once again prove to be a thrilling spectacle.”
“Today and tomorrow the finale of the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship takes place in London and already, the third season promises to be even more exciting. It will tackle a schedule that takes it to some of the most beautiful cities on no fewer than four continents, starting in Hong Kong and finishing in New York,” commented FIA President Jean Todt. “It’s been less than two years since Formula E made its debut in Beijing and today it has staked its claim to being one of the most interesting and innovative championships on the current motorsport scene at a global level, which was not something that could have been taken for granted when it first began. More than any other, this championship brings together the two pillars on which the FIA is based, namely sport and mobility. It is also an amazing platform for the promotion of a new model for sustainable mobility, bringing a new form of motorsport to the heart of cities.”
2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship - Calendar
Rd 1 - Hong Kong ePrix* - October 9
Rd 2 - Marrakech ePrix* - November 12
FIA Electric Mobility Forum - Las Vegas** - January 7
Rd 3 - Buenos Aires ePrix - February 18
Rd 4 - Mexico City ePrix - April 1
Rd 5 - TBA - April 22
Rd 6 - Monaco ePrix - May 13
Rd 7 - Paris ePrix - May 20
Rd 8 - Berlin ePrix - June 10
Rd 9 - TBA - June 24
Rd 10 - Brussels ePrix*- July 1
Rd 11 - Montreal ePrix* - July 15
Rd 12 - Montreal ePrix* - July 16
Rd 13 - New York ePrix*** - July 29
Rd 14 - New York ePrix*** - July 30