Formula E is adding Moscow as the ninth race of the electric racecar championship.
The Moscow ePrix will take place June 6, 2015, on a 13-turn street circuit adjacent to the Kremlin.
It will form round nine of the new series, with the season finale remaining as the London ePrix on June 27, 2015.
As a result of adding this Russian race, the date for the eighth round of the series – the Berlin ePrix – has been brought forward by one week and will now take place May 23, 2015.
To date, Formula E has delivered four races in Beijing, Putrajaya, Punta del Este and Buenos Aires, with each producing a different winner. The remaining rounds take place in Miami, Long Beach, Monaco, Berlin, Moscow and London.
“Russia’s presence in motorsport dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century but the growth rate which we’ve seen in the last few years is incredible,” said FIA President Jean Todt. “After the debut of WTCC two years ago and of Formula One last year, the launch of another FIA Championship in the country is an important milestone in this growth path. Formula E represents a new form of racing and entertainment as it’s aimed to attract and engage not only motorsport fans but also a new audience and in particular the younger generations. It fits perfectly in the FIA’s traditional role as a leading promoter of innovation, technology and performance in the automotive sector. I am sure that Moscow will enjoy the event.”
2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship calendar:
Round 1 Beijing ePrix, People’s Republic of China, September 13 2014
Round 2 Putrajaya ePrix, Malaysia, November 22 2014
Round 3 Punta del Este ePrix, Uruguay, December 13 2014
Round 4 Bueno Aires ePrix, Argentina, January 10 2015
Round 5 Miami ePrix, USA, March 14 2015
Round 6 Long Beach ePrix, USA, April 4 2015
Round 7 Monaco ePrix, Monaco, May 9 2015
Round 8 Berlin ePrix, Germany, May 23 2015
Round 9 Moscow ePrix, Russia, June 6 2015
Round 10 London ePrix, UK June 27 2015