Montreal, New York on new-look Formula E calendar

Sat Jul 2, 2016 9:19am EDT
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By Alan Baldwin

(Reuters) - New York is set to host the final round of the Formula E electric series next season on a calendar that includes five new venues, a degree of uncertainty and the absence of a race in London.

The 14 races will be staged in 12 cities, starting with Hong Kong in October, and a pair in both Montreal and New York in July 2017.

The New York round was accompanied by three asterisks, depending on track approval and local administrative authorization.

No details of the venue location were provided.

Formula E's second season ends this weekend in London's Battersea Park but the series has agreed not to use the riverside venue in future after opposition from local residents.

There are ambitious plans to take the race to the city streets but the obstacles could be formidable and as yet no alternative venue has been agreed.

Two slots in April and June were left open as "to be Announced", however.

There will also be a special event in Las Vegas in January.   Continued...

Formula E - Berlin ePrix, Berlin, Germany, 21/05/16. Drivers compete. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke