Marrakesh dropped for season six

Formula E is set to reveal that Marrakesh will not be on the calendar for season six after the Morrocan round spent three years as part of the series calendar. 

Marrakesh’s position on the calendar has been under threat lately and with drivers saying that the track is too difficult on energy management, due to its two large straights it looked even more likely to be dropped for season six.

The Marrakesh E-Prix originally was only supposed to last one season in 2016 as the FIA joined forces with Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( COP22).

However, the series continued to race at the Circuit International Moulay El Hassan for a further two years before dropping off in next seasons calendar.

Formula E is also likely to start earlier than last season. Formula E Zone understands that Formula E wanted to race in Saudi Arabia for an opening season doubleheader on the 21st and 22nd of December.

The series wanted to race on those dates to avoid a long delay between the first two rounds of the season and the third round which will take place in late January.

But this proposal was not preferred by the teams, due to how close it was to Christmas, meaning Formula E have had to organise a date that is either in late November or early December.

Therefore, Formula E could have a six-eight week gap between the opening two rounds of the season in Ad Diriyah and the third round of the championship in January.

The full calendar will be released at the FIA World Motorsport Council meeting on Friday.

 

 

 

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