Santiago will remain on the FIA Formula E Championship schedule for the 2018-19 season, with the event set to take place at a new circuit in the Chilean capital.
The South American city staged its inaugural ePrix during the 2017-18 on a street circuit laid out around the iconic Parque Forestal, however, a number of logistical challenges were encountered during the event’s running. Additionally, the race organisers faced intense opposition from local residents.
To counter this, the second running of the Santiago ePrix will take place inside the grounds of the 185-acre O’Higgins Park, located about five kilometres to the southwest in the city centre.
“I’m incredibly happy that Santiago will again feature on the ABB FIA Formula E championship calendar for season five,” said Formula E co-founder and chief championship officer Alberto Longo.
“I have particularly fond memories of the event last year and I really like the atmosphere of the city and backdrop against the Andes.”
The Santiago ePrix will take place on January 26, 2019, and be the third round of the Formula E Championship’s 2018-19 season. The all-electric series’ first race kicks off on 15 December in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.
|2018-19 FIA Formula E Championship Calendar|
|15 Dec 2018||Riyadh ePrix||Ad Diriyah Street Circuit, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|12 Jan 2019||Marrakesh ePrix||Circuit Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech, Morocco|
|26 Jan 2019||Santiago ePrix||Parque O’Higgins Circuit, Santiago, Chile|
|16 Feb 2019||Mexico City ePrix||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico|
|10 Mar 2019||Hong Kong ePrix||Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit, Hong Kong|
|23 Mar 2019||Sanya ePrix||Sanya Street Circuit, Sanya, China|
|13 Apr 2019||Rome ePrix||Circuto Cittadino dell’EUR, Rome, Italy|
|27 Apr 2019||Paris ePrix||Les Invalides street circuit, Paris, France|
|11 May 2019||Monaco ePrix||Circuit de Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Monaco|
|25 May 2019||Berlin ePrix||Tempelhof Airport Circuit, Berlin, Germany|
|09 June 2019||TBA||TBA, Switzerland|
|13-14 July 2019||New York ePrix*||Brooklyn Street Circuit, New York City, United States|
* Denotes double-header event
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