Formula E series organisers have today confirmed that the Moscow round of season 2 of the championship has been cancelled. Despite extensive negotiations it has not been possible agree terms around road closures and traffic management for the event.
The series have explored alternative locations to replace the Moscow round but owing to time constraints have elected to instead accept the cancellation and focus efforts on the remaining three rounds of the series in Berlin and the London double header.
Cancellation of the Moscow round will likely bring into question retention of the round in season three.
“While it is unfortunate news not to race in Moscow on June 4, we looked at a number of
alternative options as a replacement but were not able to find a viable solution on that specific date,”
said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.
“We explored all possibilities including returning to Monaco, but regrettably couldn’t organise the change of venue on such short notice. I’d like to express my thanks to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr. Michel Boeri, and the Automobile Club de Monaco who did their utmost to see Formula E return to the streets of the Principality for season two. We will now focus on the three remaining races in Berlin and the double-header in London, which I’m sure will deliver a thrilling conclusion in the battle for the championship.”