The first round of the Formula E Championship in Beijing is set to be postponed a week, due to a Chinese government program clashing with the original date of the Beijing ePrix.
Therefore, the race is now set to take place on the 24th October rather than the 17th October. A source close to Formula E confirmed the rumour to Formula E Zone late on Tuesday (8th September) night.
Formula E are expected to confirm the change in the near future, as teams need to start the process of rebooking their flights to China for the following week.
Which means Formula E fans, one extra week to wait until the start of the Formula E season.
More to follow once Formula E announces the story.
Formula E have confirmed that the Beijing ePrix will be moved to the 24th October.
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 Chinese government put in a request on September 7th about changing the day of the race, which has been approved by Formula E.