Moscow has been confirmed as the second to last race of the 2014-15 Formula E season, replacing Berlin as the race before London where the final event takes place.
On the 6th June, the streets around the Kremlin will be closed and become home to Formula E and the all electric race series. FIA President Jean Todt, together with Executive Director of the Russian Automobile Federation, Sergey Ivanov, Formula E CEO, Alejandro Agag, and the Chairman of FEH Russia, Valentin Buhtoyarov, have today announced it in a press conference held this morning at the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel.
The street course should consist of a 13-turn circuit that runs beside the Russian capital’s most famous landmark as well as the Moskva river. The track is yet to be finalised by the FIA and so may be subject to change.
Jean Todt said:
“Russia’s presence in motorsport dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century but the growth rate which we’ve seen in the last few years is incredible. After the debut of WTCC two years ago and of Formula One last year, the launch of another FIA Championship in the country is an important milestone in this growth path. Formula E represents a new form of racing and entertainment as it’s aimed to attract and engage not only motorsport fans but also a new audience and in particular the younger generations. It fits perfectly in the FIA’s traditional role as a leading promoter of innovation, technology and performance in the automotive sector. I am sure that Moscow will enjoy the event.”
Alejandro Agag said:
“We are delighted to be welcoming Moscow onto the 2014/2015 Formula E calendar as our 10th host city. Russian people have always welcomed with passion and enthusiasm international events and we are sure it will be the same with the Moscow ePrix. Russia’s automotive market is steadily growing, as is its electric vehicle industry and I am confident that Formula E will help to promote the concept of sustainable mobility in this country. As with our previous races, we have no doubt the Moscow ePrix is going to be a fantastic spectacle for teams, drivers and fans.”
Because of the newly fixed date of the Russia ePrix, the previous Berlin race has been moved forward by one week, to 23rd May 2015.
The full calendar is now as follows:
- Round 1 Beijing ePrix, People’s Republic of China, 13 September 2014
- Round 2 Putrajaya ePrix, Malaysia, 22 November 2014
- Round 3 Punta del Este ePrix, Uruguay, 13 December 2014
- Round 4 Bueno Aires ePrix, Argentina, 10 January 2015
- Round 5 Miami ePrix, USA, 14 March 2015
- Round 6 Long Beach ePrix, USA, 4 April 2015
- Round 7 Monaco ePrix, Monaco, 9 May 2015
- Round 8 Berlin ePrix, Germany, 23 May 2015
- Round 9 Moscow ePrix, Russia, 6 June 2015*
- Round 10 London ePrix, United Kingdom, 27 June 2015
Source; FIA Formula E