Formula E has today confirmed that round nine of the FIA Formula E Championship will not take place in Moscow on June 4.
Sources suggested that a conflict between the promotor and the organisation was to blame. Formula E looked for alternatives, in which Monaco would be the ideal last-minute candidate, but there was no possibility as break down of the track would clash with another event.
Formula E therefore has taken the decision not to race in the Russian capital and says that it was due to ‘unforeseen circumstances related to road closures’.
“While it is unfortunate news not to race in Moscow on June 4, we looked at a number of alternative options as a replacement but were not able to find a viable solution on that specific date,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.
“We explored all possibilities including returning to Monaco, but regrettably couldn’t organise the change of venue on such short notice. I’d like to express my thanks to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr. Michel Boeri, and the Automobile Club de Monaco who did their utmost to see Formula E return to the streets of the Principality for season two. We will now focus on the three remaining races in Berlin and the double-header in London, which I’m sure will deliver a thrilling conclusion in the battle for the championship.”
2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship – Calendar
Rd 1 – Beijing ePrix – October 24
Rd 2 – Putrajaya ePrix – November 7
Rd 3 – Punta del Este ePrix – December 19
Rd 4 – Buenos Aires ePrix – February 6
Rd 5 – Mexico City ePrix – March 12
Rd 6 – Long Beach ePrix – April 2
Rd 7 – Paris ePrix – April 23
Rd 8 – Berlin ePrix – May 21
Rd 9 – London ePrix – July 2
Rd 10 – London ePrix – July 3