For 2021, I think the proposal Is for quite a simple idea, that has not been utilised by Formula E in the past, other than the Berlin ePrix of season 2. The main idea is to publish a calendar, full of previous Formula E circuits, and street circuits, but secretly have arranged, a ‘back up’ calendar.
Each round of the final Formula E 2021 calendar, has a replacement selected, and prepared for, in case the ePrix cannot happen on that particular street circuit, due to the issues relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. It gives Formula E the logistical and financial security, of guaranteeing racing, to the best of their ability.
Of course, there may be situations where travelling to a certain country, is just not realistic, but then that extra race, could be added to a race weekend, later in the season. Such as, round 3 cannot happen, so round 15 on the provisional calendar, will now host two races, becomes round 14 & round 15, for an example.
It allows the teams to know what they are doing, as well as the promoters, the television companies, the media in general, the sponsors and all other stakeholders in Formula E, to have more security, than what other motor racing series have, such as Formula 1. The main reason for this is, the safety requirements of racetracks, is a lot more lenient for Formula E, than it is for Formula 1, meaning more racetracks have a safety license required for Formula E, than for Formula 1.
Otherwise, I am sure Formula E knows which events, on the Formula E calendar, have certain and specific contracts to host races into the future, and can make their calendar judgements, without any other input of this book. However, I wanted to give readers, a chance to see the Formula E calendar I would propose, for the 2021 season, or the 7th season, of Formula E, as well as the back-up circuits, for each event on the calendar.
Below of the final proposed circuits and dates, for my version, of the 2021 calendar.
Round 1 – 16th January 2021 – Diriyah Street Circuit – Diriyah ePrix
Round 2 – 6th February 2021 – Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan – Marrakech ePrix
Round 3 – 27th February 2021 – Puerto Madero Street Circuit – Buenos Aires ePrix
Round 4 – 20th March 2021 – Parque O’Higgins – Santiago ePrix
Round 5 – 10th April 2021 – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez (Short Circuit) – Mexico City ePrix
Round 6 – 8th May 2021 – Circuit de Monaco – Monaco ePrix
Round 7 – 29th May 2021 – Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR – Rome ePrix
Round 8 – 12th June 2021 – Bern Street Circuit – Bern ePrix
Round 9 – 10th July 2021 – Brooklyn Street Circuit – New York ePrix
Round 10 – 7th August 2021 – Paris Street Circuit – Paris ePrix
Round 11 – 21st August 2021 – Berlin Tempelhof Circuit – Berlin ePrix
Round 12 – 12th September 2021 – Seoul Street Circuit – Seoul ePrix
Round 13 – 10th October 2021 – Haitang Bay Street Circuit – Sanya ePrix
Round 14 – 31st October 2021 – Gold Coast Street Circuit – Gold Coast ePrix
Round 15 – 21st November 2021 – Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit – Hong Kong ePrix
Round 16 – 11th December 2021 – Diriyah Street Circuit – Saudi Finale
However, as I mentioned earlier, every street circuit on the proposed 2021 calendar, has a possible replacement circuit, that can be run behind closed doors, in case the Coronavirus pandemic is still shutting down sporting events, from being public events. This will give Formula E the ability, to continue racing, even if their street circuit options, are not available in 2021.
Alternative 2021 Calendar:
Round 1 – 16th January 2021 – Reem International Circuit – Saudi Arabia ePrix
Round 2 – 6th February 2021 – Yas Marina, North Bus-Stop Circuit – Abu Dhabi ePrix
Round 3 – 27th February 2021 – Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez – Buenos Aires ePrix
Round 4 – 20th March 2021 – Codegua Circuit – Chile ePrix
Round 5 – 10th April 2021 – Autódromo Internacional Miguel E. Abed – Mexico ePrix
Round 6 – 8th May 2021 – Circuit Paul Ricard – French ePrix
Round 7 – 29th May 2021 – Vallelunga – Rome ePrix
Round 8 – 12th June 2021 – Adria International Raceway – Italian ePrix
Round 9 – 10th July 2021 – Lime Rock Circuit – American/Connecticut ePrix
Round 10 – 7th August 2021 – Dijon-Prenois – Paris ePrix
Round 11 – 21st August 2021 – Sachsenring/Nürburgring Nordschleife – German ePrix
Round 12 – 12th September 2021 – Korea International Circuit (shorter layout), Yeongam – Korea ePrix
Round 13 – 10th October 2021 – Brands Hatch Circuit – British ePrix
Round 14 – 31st October 2021 – Queensland Raceways – Queensland/Australia ePrix
Round 15 – 21st November 2021 – Zhuhai International Circuit – China/Guangdong ePrix
Round 16 – 11th December 2021 – Reem International Circuit – Saudi Finale
These circuit choices, for both the main and alternative 2021 Formula E calendar, are my preference. Realistically, I imagine Indonesia and the United Kingdom races, would both reappear on this calendar, like they were proposed on the 2019/2020 Formula E calendar. Hence, why I added Brands Hatch to the permanent circuit’s calendar, rather than a second race at Zhuhai.
But I think Formula E should look at racing at Buenos Aires again, as well as the Gold Coast in Australia, as I think both circuits would host great Formula E racing. But talking about my preferences for creating calendars for the Formula E calendar, let’s move onto the next section of this book.
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