Formula E puts everything on pause

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has chosen to put the current 2019/20 on pause.

They have decided to cancel everything in March, April and May, so the teams won’t go to (originally announced) Sanya, Rome, Paris or Seoul. On top of that we have Jakarta in June, which was cancelled earlier this week by the organizers.

Since that is 5 of the originally 14 races, we might see the series replace some of those rounds with a couple in Valencia at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, that was used for pre-season testing too.

Santiago E-Prix 2020
Photo: ABB FIA Formula E

But they might bump into some issues  with an already packed June and July, since the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be run at that point – although it’s done in traditional race cars, there are still quite a few drivers planning to do both. One week later we have the Formula E round in Berlin, three weeks later New York, and then the big finale in London, with a double round two weeks later.

The solution might be to make double rounds in both Berlin and New York, since both cities have doubled up before, racing on both Saturday and Sunday.

But as of now, everything is put on pause, with the organizers waiting and hoping for positive news regarding the COVID-19 issues, all over the world.

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