Formula E postpones 2014 Putrajaya, Malaysia round by five weeks
|Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 15:45 GMT|
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)