Season 11 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship gets underway this December, with the 17-round schedule featuring the return of the Jakarta E-Prix, an expanded Tokyo E-Prix and much more. Asian Motorsport details all you need to know about where the drivers will be racing in Season 11. 

By Seb Tirado

New and returning doubleheaders

Diriyah, Saudi Arabia will host the first doubleheader of the season for Rounds 3 and 4 on February 14-15 at a new venue in the city. It is currently unclear whether the new venue will incorporate parts of the existing Diriyah Street Circuit. 

Oliver Rowland leading the 2024 Tokyo E-Prix | Credit: Formula E

Later in the season, the streets of Tokyo will play host to two races on May 17-18. After an exciting debut earlier this year, the drivers will return to the Big Sight convention center for Rounds 9 and 10 of the season. 

The Shanghai International Circuit will also return to host a doubleheader in Season 11, two weeks after the races in Tokyo to host Rounds 11 and 12.

Back in Jakarta

After being omitted from the Season 10 calendar due to elections in the country, Formula E will return to Indonesia on June 21 for Round 13 at the Jakarta E-Prix.

Maximilian Gunther battling with Pascal Wehrlein at the start of the first 2023 Jakarta E-Prix | Credit: Formula E

When Formula E last visited Jakarta in its 2023 doubleheader, Pascal Wehrlein took victory in the first race of the weekend ahead of Jake Dennis and pole-sitter Maximilian Günther to take the lead of the drivers’ championship. However, it was Günther who ultimately left Jakarta with all the bragging rights as he took a calculated victory on Sunday ahead of Jake Dennis and Mitch Evans after topping every Free Practice session, both of his Qualifying groups and taking both Pole Positions in a dominant display of performance across the weekend.

Could there be a fifth Asian venue?

There is a chance that the TBC round on the calendar could be a race on the streets of Chiang Mai in Thailand. Back in March, reports came out that Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds had met with Prime Minister Sretta Thavisin in France and discussed the possibility of Chiang Mai hosting an E-Prix. Later that month, it was reported that representatives from Formula E met with Thavisin after conducting a feasibility study in the city, with the Prime Minister declaring that the race would take place in early 2025 at either the 700th Anniversary Stadium or Royal Park Rajapruek.

Then, in late May, a tweet was posted that appeared to show a finalised circuit design around the 700th Anniversary Stadium, incorporating parts of an existing street circuit used by Toyota Gazoo Racing Thailand for local racing events. 

Formula E have stated that they are in final discussions with the venue and that a confirmed announcement will come later in the year. With all this taken into account, there is a real possibility that Round 5 will take place on the streets of Chiang Mai.

The 2024-2025 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will get underway on December 7 on the streets of São Paulo, Brazil.

SEASON 11 2024/2025 CALENDAR

ABB Formula E FIA World Championship

  • Pre-Season Testing: Valencia, Spain – November 4-7
  • Round 1: São Paulo, Brazil – December 7
  • Round 2: Mexico City, Mexico – January 11
  • Round 3: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – February 14
  • Round 4: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – February 15
  • Round 5: TBC – March 8
  • Round 6: Miami, USA – April 12
  • Round 7: Monaco, Monaco – May 3
  • Round 8: Monaco, Monaco – May 4
  • Round 9: Tokyo, Japan – May 17
  • Round 10: Tokyo, Japan – May 18
  • Round 11: Shanghai, China – May 31
  • Round 12: Shanghai, China – June 1
  • Round 13: Jakarta, Indonesia – June 21
  • Round 14: Berlin, Germany – July 12
  • Round 15: Berlin, Germany – July 13
  • Round 16: London, UK – July 26
  • Round 17: London, UK – July 27

Header image credit: Formula E 

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