Formula E close to securing a deal with the city of Montreal

The newly formed fully electric racing series may be making a stop in Canada in the near future.

Formula E recently held its very first ePrix in the streets of Beijing in a spectacular race that ended with Lucas di Grassi as the victor. The Canadian city of Montreal is now apparently in talks to host a Formula E race come 2016, as revealed in the Montreal daily newspaper La Presse.

Mayor Denis Coderre revealed earlier this week that discussions with FIA President Jean Todt are going well and that they are nearing the final phase of securing a race date.

Montreal currently hosts the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and there's been rumors that the WEC could be coming there in the near future as well. Recently, Montreal extended their agreement with Formula One for another decade.

As is the case with all Formula E events, the race would take place on the city streets, not the famed road course. The earliest we could see the event would be in the third season of Formula E competition, according to reports.

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Series Formula E
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Lucas di Grassi , Jean Todt
Article type Rumor