Circuit alterations for second Formula E season

The FIA Formula E Championship will be contested over altered circuit layouts according to reports emerging today.

Revisions will be made to all of this year’s venues to improve the flow of races and ensure that the highest level of entertainment, with the exception of Buenos Aires and Battersea Park according to Autosport.

The season opener in Beijing will see the first chicane removed, resulting in a long straight from Turn 2 to Turn 3, allowing drivers to utilise the additional power available to them this year.

Other changes include tighter first chicanes in Punta del Este and Long Beach, a full resurfacing of the final part of the Moscow circuit and the removal of the unpopular final sequence at the Berlin Templehof circuit.

With the fate of the Battersea ePrix yet to be decided, alternative venues are under consideration should the residents of the London park reject the plans for the all-electric series to return. Any changes to the layout are thus subject to confirmation of where the race will take place.

Formula E will visit the streets of Paris for the first time in the 2015/16 season, and it is widely expected that Mexico City and Lugano, Switzerland will also make their debut on the series’ calendar in the coming year.

The season will start in Beijing on 24th October.

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