Punta del Este set to make a return for 2018

Punta Del Este is likely to return to the Formula E calendar, in replacement to the Sao Paulo race, which has been postponed until 2019.

After some speculation, it was officially announced that Sao Paulo would not host an ePrix in Season four. This comes after the area which would be used for the race, is currently going through a privatising process.

The championship has been looking for an alternative to the Brazilian race, and a Punta del Este return is in the cards. The Uruguayan city hosted the race in 2014 and 2015, with Sébastien Buemi winning both times. The return would come after one season absence, where only one race was held in South America.

Uruguayan authorities from sporting departments have expressed the likelihood of the event taking place again in the city known as the Monaco of South America. However, Punta del Este still awaits confirmation from the series.

Formula E described Punta Del Este as there Monaco, and wanted the city to be part a vital part of Formula E calendar. Therefore, it was a surprise when the Punta Del Este was taken off the calendar for season three.

Another alternative that has been rumoured, is a European city hosting a doubleheader later in the season. Last season, the Brussels ePrix was called off, and the Berlin ePrix became a doubleheader to replace the Belgian round. However, Formula E has expressed that they are aiming to find a location currently not on the calendar to replace Brazil.

This week, Formula E will present the race to replace the Sao Paulo one, in the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

 

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