Formula E altering circuit layouts for 2015/16 championship

Formula E is making alterations to most of its returning tracks for its second season

Formula E altering circuit layouts for 2015/16 championship

AUTOSPORT understands the all-electric championship has committed to revisions at all second-year venues except Buenos Aires and Battersea Park for the 2015/16 campaign.

The season will again start in Beijing, where the circuit's first chicane will be removed, leaving a long straight from Turn 2 to Turn 3 instead.

There will be a change to the pitlane entry in Putrajaya, while the first chicanes in Punta del Este and Long Beach will be made tighter to slow the cars down.

In Russia, the last part of the Moscow track will be resurfaced, while the tight, unpopular final sequence at the Berlin Tempelhof circuit in Germany is to be removed entirely.

As the future of the London race, held in Battersea Park, has not yet been secured there is no guidance on whether the layout will be tweaked.

In Argentina, the other returning event, changes are expected to be made in Buenos Aires but nothing has been confirmed.

There are set to be at least two new circuits on the 2015/16 calendar, with a race in Mexico City expected to fill its March 'to-be-decided' slot and a round in Paris scheduled for April.

Plans are also progressing for an 11th event in Switzlerand to take place in May.

FORMULA E CALENDAR

October 24 2015 Beijing, China
November 7 2015 Putrajaya, Malaysia
December 19 2015 Punta del Este, Uruguay
February 6 2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 19 2016 To be announced - Mexico City?
April 2 2016 Long Beach, United States
April 23 2016 Paris, France
May 21 2016 Berlin, Germany
June 4 2016 Moscow, Russia
Date tba London, United Kingdom

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