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Formula E second season will start a week later than originally planned, organisers have announced.

The Beijing ePrix will now take place Saturday 24 instead of October 17 as originally stated.

The change came after a request from Beijing authorities due to “other events taking place in the Olympic Park from October 16-18”.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said: “While it is regrettable that the date of the opening race has had to be delayed by one week, we understand the logistical difficulties in staging conflicting events.

“Together with our partners and the authorities, we therefore decided that the best course of action was to move our race by one week.

“We remain confident that despite the date change the Beijing ePrix will provide for a spectacular start to the second season of our championship.”

The postponement of the opening round by a week doesn’t affect the rest of the championship, with ten rounds still penciled in between October and the end of June.

The Formula E paddock is now only awaiting confirmation of the race to be held on March the 19th and the date of the London ePrix.

  • October 24, 2015 – Beijing ePrix
  • November 7, 2015 – Putrajaya ePrix
  • December 19, 2015 – Punta del Este ePrix
  • February 6, 2016 – Buenos Aires ePrix
  • March 19, 2016 – TBC
  • April 2, 2016 – Long Beach ePrix
  • April 23, 2016 – Paris ePrix
  • May 21, 2016 – Berlin ePrix
  • June 4, 2016 – Moscow ePrix
  • TBC, 2016 – London ePrix

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