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Formula E postpones 2014 Putrajaya, Malaysia round by five weeks

Formula E testing, Donington Park 2014

The second round of the inaugural Formula E season has been postponed by five weeks, with the race in Putrajaya in Malaysia now taking place on November 22.

The Malaysian city venue had been due to host its event on October 18, but it has since been delayed after a request from the office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak.

Due to other commitments, he will be unable to attend the race on its original date and has asked for it to be rescheduled for a more convenient time.

Formula E boss Alejandro Agag confirmed the deferment, saying: "The Prime Minister has been fundamental to the Formula E Championship racing in Malaysia and, following lengthy consultation with the FIA and local motorsport federation, Formula E has decided to honour the request to reschedule the race."

The rest of the Formula E calendar remains unchanged, with the maiden race taking part in Beijing on September 13.

Revised 2014/15 Formula E Calendar:

September 13 2014  Beijing (CN)
November 22 2014   Putrajaya (MAL)
December 13 2014   Punta del Este (UY)
January 10 2015    Buenos Aires (RA)
February 14 2015   tba
March 14 2015      Miami (USA)
April 4 2015       Long Beach (USA)
May 9 2015         Monte Carlo (MC)
May 30 2015        Berlin (D)
June 27 2015       London (GB)
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