FIA Confirms Formula E Points System, Rio Race Postponement, and Putrajaya Circuit Layout

The FIA have confirmed the points system that the newly created Formula E championship will use. According to the governing body, the regular FIA system of 1st = 25pts, 2nd = 18pts, 3 = 15pts, 4th = 12pts, 5th = 10pts, 6th = 8pts, 7th = 6pts, 8th = 4pts, 9th = opts, and 10th = 1pt will be employed by the series, with an additional three points to be awarded to the driver securing pole position. There will also be fastest lap points, with drivers who set the fastest lap of the race to be awarded two points for their efforts.

In addition to this, the FIA also confirmed that all ten teams that entered into Formula E; Drayson Racing, China Racing, Andretti Autosport, Dragon Racing, e.dams, Super Aguri, Audi Sport Abt, Mahindra Racing, Virgin Racing and Venturi Grand Prix, have been confirmed by the governing body and will all be starting at the opening race in Beijing this September.

Putrajaya_circuit_layout_F1WeekendsThe FIA also confirmed that it has postponed the Rio De Janeiro “ePrix” previously scheduled for a November 15 appearance, and will be replaced with a brand new host city set to be announced shortly, for an event to take place on February 14th 2015. The layout of the Putrajaya Formula E race set to take place six months from now as the second round of the series, has also been confirmed.

The track is 1.59miles in length and features 12 turns. The street circuit is located near the Perdana Putra housing the Prime Minister’s Office, using much of the main high street and passing several of the city’s most recognisable buildings such as the Ministry of Finance. It also encompasses the beautiful Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putra Mosque, and will see drivers tackle a mixture of straights, slow to medium speed corners, a hairpin plus a tight first-corner chicane providing good overtaking opportunities.

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