Formula E avoids London clash with Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Formula E's 2015/16 season finale in London will take place in July and avoid a clash with Formula 1's British Grand Prix, as predicted by AUTOSPORT

Formula E avoids London clash with Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Series CEO Alejandro Agag told AUTOSPORT in August he was negotiating a July date, with alternative events in Battersea Park - set to host the British round of the all-electric championship again - being rescheduled to accommodate this.

The second season will therefore finish with a double-header on the weekend of July 2-3, though avoids a clash thanks to the British GP moving to July 8-10.

However, it still clashes with a Formula 1 race, with the Austrian GP now taking place on July 2-3.

Assessing the response to the London Formula E round

Confirmation of the date removes one question mark over the London round, but the decision on whether Battersea Park will remain the venue has not yet been decided.

The deadline for Formula E and Wandsworth Council make that decision has been extended however, with both parties now having until December 10 to activate the multi-year contract's break clause.

Other changes to the calendar confirmed at the World Motor Sports Council meeting on Wednesday were bringing the to-be-confirmed round in Mexico City forward a week to March 12, and news that the Paris round could shift a day to April 24.

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 12 2016 To be announced - Mexico City?
April 2 2016 Long Beach, United States
April 23 or April 24 2016 Paris, France
May 21 2016 Berlin, Germany
June 4 2016 Moscow, Russia
July 2-3 London, United Kingdom

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