The 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar and sporting regulations were ratified today by the FIA at the latest World Motorsport Council meeting.
Berlin and Rome will now feature as double-header races in the Season 8 calendar alongside previously ratified races in new locations Vancouver, Jakarta and Seoul and long-standing host cities Diriyah, Mexico City, Monaco, New York and London.
After a successful pre-season test in Valencia and following consultation by Formula E with the FIA, the WMSC approved updates to the Season 8 sporting regulations, including:
- The Group stages of Formula E’s new qualifying format - which also features head-to-head knockout Duels - will be increased from 10 to 12 minutes and each driver’s first timed lap must be completed within the first six minutes
- Three points will only be awarded to the pole-winner with the outright fastest lap in all qualifying sessions no longer receiving one point
“The 2021/22 calendar is our most extensive to date and we look forward to working alongside all our host cities to deliver 16 dramatic races," said Alberto Longo, chief championship officer and co-founder, Formula E. "The Season 8 lineup of drivers is arguably the strongest we’ve seen, and the revised sporting regulations will provide a renewed and strengthen sporting platform.”