The World Motor Sport Council has confirmed a number of changes and rules of the FIA Formula E Championship.

An updated calendar for the 2015-16 FIA Formula E Championship was approved with the round in March now being scheduled at the 12th, one week earlier than initially planned. Paris might take place one day later on 24 April and the London double header takes place on 2 and 3 July instead of the final weekend of June.

Mexico City is rumoured for the March date, while Lugano may appear as an additional round in May.

The new calendar is:

24 October

Beijing

China

7 November

Putrajaya

Malaysia

19 December

Punta del Este

Uruguay

6 February

Buenos Aires

Argentina

12 March

TBC

TBC

2 April

Long Beach

USA

23 or 24 April

Paris

France

21 May

Berlin

Germany

4 June

Moscow

Russia

2 & 3 July

London

United Kingdom

The 2015-16 FIA Formula E Championship regulations have been approved. The main changes are:

–        All races now count to the overall championship classification

–        Introduction of a new rule permitting a maximum of two driver changes per race number during the season

–        The five fastest drivers from qualifying will then contest a single-lap Super Pole session to determine the top five positions on the grid

–        Increase of power in race trim to 170kW and 200kW in qualifying trim

–        Introduction of a Full Course Yellow system – similar to those seen in other FIA championships for on-track incidents

–        Extension of the FanBoost voting deadline until the start of the pit stop window mid-race.

The WMSC also confirmed Michelin as the single tyre supplier for the FIA Formula E Championship. The contracts will cover Seasons 3 (2016-2017), 4 (2017-2018) and 5 (2018-2019), subject to the finalisation of the corresponding agreements.

The WMSC recognised the importance of ensuring that Formula E races must take place in a city location, and on a street circuit specifically adapted to Formula E.

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