Formula E to race at IndyCar and ex-F1 venue Long Beach
|Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 19:00 GMT|
Formula E has added Long Beach to the calendar for its inaugural season.
The famous IndyCar and ex-Formula 1 street track takes the April 4 2015 date that had been listed for Los Angeles. Long Beach is in Los Angeles county, 25 miles from the city itself.
Formula E will use a shortened 1.6-mile track layout for its event, which takes place a fortnight before next season's IndyCar round there.
Long Beach mayor Bob Foster said: "Long Beach is proud to be among the elite group of international cities hosting the FIA Formula E Championship.
"The Long Beach ePrix will bring a new generation of race fans to the iconic streets of Long Beach."
It will be one of two American events on the first Formula E calendar, forming a double-header with the Miami event scheduled for March 14 next year.
Leading IndyCar team Andretti Autosport is among the 2014/15 FE entrants, along with ex-IndyCar squad Dragon Racing.
LONG BEACH FORMULA E TRACK LAYOUT
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. To be announced 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