Formula E headed to Long Beach in 2015

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The FIA Formula E electric open-wheel racing series has some big names associated with it, whether its Dario Franchitti in the commentary box or former Formula One drivers behind the wheel, and the championship is still announcing races for its inaugural season. While a Los Angeles round has been on the calendar for a while, Formula E has finally confirmed its location for the streets of Long Beach, California, on April 4, 2015, as the seventh round in its first season.

The Long Beach street circuit has a long history of open-wheel racing in the US, including hosting a few rounds of F1. Titled the Long Beach ePrix, the race uses a modified 1.6-mile, seven-corner layout, which is somewhat shorter than the version in the IndyCar Series. Like all Formula E events, all of the practice, qualifying and racing takes place over one day. The California round will also be part of the sport’s Legacy Programme that gives free access to fans in hopes of attracting high school and university students to the sport.

Long Beach joins the Miami round on March 14, 2015, as the other race in the United States, and Formula E’s 10-round inaugural season kicks off on September 13, 2014, with a race at the Beijing Olympic stadium. According to the series’ calendar, it still has one round left to announce for February 14, 2015. Scroll down to read the full announcement of the ePrix.

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