Mexico City set for 2016 Formula E race

The second season of the Formula E championship is set to include a race at the Mexico City Formula 1 venue in February 2016.

It is anticipated that there will be 12 or 13 events in the second year of the all-electric series, which will feature a more condensed calendar beginning once again around the streets of Beijing on 17 October.

Speaking to Motorsport.com, Formula E boss Alejandro Agag was confident that the 2015/16 season will have a similar structure to the first year.

“We are very close to knowing a provisional calendar for season two. We want to get everything finalised in the next two weeks if possible,” he said.

“We then want to get it ratified at the FIA World Council meeting in July and announced. We are waiting for Paris but it is getting closer.

“Most of the ‘green lights’ are there, but we just need to wait for the final one.”

Motorsport.com has learned that the race next April is just waiting for a final go-ahead from the Préfecture de police de Paris, which has close ties to the French Government.

It is also understood that Formula E will visit Malaysia once again in November and that a race in Mexico City is close to being confirmed for February.

The Miami and Long Beach street races are also set to take place again in March, with the Mexico race effectively plugging the hole left by this year’s planned event in Rio.

The Punta Del Este and Buenos Aires rounds will also remain on the calendar at approximately the same time of year, while an additional race is also being planned and could take place between Beijing and Putrajaya.

The Paris street race which has been provisionally given an April date is likely to be the first European round of the 2015/16 season with further races at Monaco, Berlin and London set to be confirmed as well.  

Monaco is likely to host the Historic Grand Prix meeting, Formula E and the F1 race on successive weekends in May.

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