Everything you need to know about the Buenos Aires Formula E race

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Round three of this year’s Formula E season sees the sport return to the Argentinian capital for the third year.

A huge crowd is expected at the Circuito de Puerto Madero, to cheer on local hero and World Touring Car Champion José María López, in his first Formula E race on home soil.

Argentinians adore their motorsport – less than 300m from the circuit’s northern end is a statue honouring Juan Manuel Fangio, the Argentinian many consider the greatest driver in history.

This race could well be one of the hottest of the year, presenting a challenge to the hi-tech cars as much as the drivers.

When: February 18th, 4pm (local) 7pm (GMT)

Track length: 2.48km

Formula E fact: This is the only circuit in the world to have hosted Formula E races in all three seasons – but organisers are looking for another venue for Argentina’s 2018 race

Best known for: Last year’s remarkable drive by Sebastien Buemi, who battled from 18th on the grid to finish second – and would have won but for a superb performance by Briton Sam Bird

A bit of history: The circuit follows the perimeter of the Micaela Bastida Park, which opened in 2003 and is planted with tens of thousands of trees and shrubs, and features an elevated walkway

Where to watch: UK – Channel 5, 6.30pm-8.10pm GMT; France – Canal+ Sport, time tbc; Germany – Eurosport 1, 7.45pm-9pm CET

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Everything you need to know about the Mexico City Formula E race

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The Mexico City ePrix is the only Formula E race to utilise a permanent course, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

This is by far the highest race on the calendar – Mexico City is 2.25km above sea level. The air is thin and, as a result, provides less resistance to cars.

Last year was a good year to be a Mexico City motorsports fan – not only did Formula E make its first visit to the circuit, F1 also returned to it.

This year, local fans are expected to flock to the circuit to support Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez, making an appearance in the electric series after leaving Formula 1’s Haas team.

When: April 1st, 4pm local (7pm GMT)

Track length: 2.092km

Formula E fact: The thin air should allow cars to go faster – but Formula E cars are limited to a 140mph top speed

Best known for: Last year’s Mexican Formula E race was initially won by Lucas di Grassi but his car was underweight and so victory was later awarded to Jérôme d’Ambrosio – the second victory he had recorded thanks to di Grassi being disqualified

A bit of history: The circuit’s once-fearsome 180-degree finishing corner, Peraltada, was one of the most famous in motorsports. But these days it’s a shadow of its former self, cut in half to improve safety and (ironically) the views for spectators in the ‘baseball stadium’ section

Where to watch: See here for up-to-date information on TV times.

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Everything you need to know about the Monaco Formula E race

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Formula E’s visit to the famous principality sees drivers tackle a mini-Monaco.

The circuit is still packed with motorsport landmarks but a big section, including Casino Square and the tunnel, is chopped out.

Nevertheless, Monaco’s twists and turns are a fantastic showcase for what Formula E cars can do.

It’s still a glamorous event and a real feather in Formula E’s cap – and a little reminder that, even as F1 is dumping historic venues from its calendar, Formula E is happy on old-school street circuits as well as more modern efforts.

When: May 13th, time tbc but approximately 4pm local

Track length: 1.76km

Formula E fact: In 2015, Sebastien Buemi’s victory here made him the first Formula E driver to win two races and the only one at that stage to have converted pole into a win

Best known for: Those names from motorsport history … Tabac, Swimming Pool

A bit of history: Monaco staged its first grand prix in 1929, more than 20 years before F1 even appeared on the racing calendar and 85 years before Formula E put in an appearance

Where to watch: See here for up-to-date information on TV times

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Everything you need to know about the Paris Formula E race

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Within sight of the Eiffel Tower and a short stroll from the Seine, the Paris ePrix sits in one of the most elegant locations on the Formula E calendar.

The Circuit des Invalides is short – though not as short as Monaco – and features an unusual U-shaped pitlane which sits perpendicular to the track.

The des Invalides sector of Paris is famous for its military history – the circuit loops around several museums and the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – and a sell-out crowd is expected to cheer on Formula E’s substantial French contingent.

When: May 20th, time tbc but approximately 4pm local

Track length: 1.93km

Formula E fact: Lucas di Grassi won last year’s Paris ePrix under the safety car, after a heavy crash by Ma Qing Hua with five laps remaining

Best known for: That amazing location in des Invalides

A bit of history: Last year’s Paris race was conducted under heavy security and ticket sales were restricted as a result – but that didn’t stop thousands of fans turning up to try to get a glimpse of the action from outside the circuit

Where to watch: See here for up-to-date information on TV times

Where to buy tickets: Tickets not on sale yet ­– check here for information

Everything you need to know about the Berlin Formula E race

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Formula E will return to Berlin’s Tempelhof facility this year, the disused airport that hosted the inaugural Berlin ePrix in 2015.

Last year’s race was held near the Alexanderplatz but it’s been decided to return to Tempelhof for 2017, where changes have been planned.

The 2016 change of venue took place because Tempelhof was being used to house refugees.

Berlin has reiterated its commitment to Formula E, which is all the more significant for German motorsport fans given that Germany has struggled to hold on to its place on the F1 calendar.

When: June 10th, time tbc but approximately 4pm local

Track length: To be confirmed

Formula E fact: The Tempelhof track layout is being revised for 2017 – a disused airport gives organisers much more flexibility than Formula E’s usual city-centre locations

Best known for: Lucas di Grassi was disqualified from the 2015 Berlin ePrix because his front wing broke the rules – a decision which he says cost him the 2015 title

A bit of history: Tempelhof was the airport used for the Berlin Airlift, the huge Western operation begun in 1948 to supply food and other necessities to the city, which had been cut off by the Soviets

Where to watch: See here for up-to-date information on TV times

Where to buy tickets: Tickets not on sale yet ­– check here for information

Everything you need to know about the Brussels Formula E race

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It’s not easy getting permission to race cars around a city centre, even relatively eco-friendly cars.

And so, while a Brussels ePrix has been scheduled for the beginning of July, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag has his work cut out to agree a deal with the city after his plans for a race there were scuppered twice.

Brussels remains keen ‘in principle’ to host a race but Belgian Formula E fans are waiting to see if a suitable venue can be found in time. Watch this space.

When: July 1st, to be confirmed

Length: Track location to be confirmed

Formula E fact: Formula E had planned to race in the Heysel area but that idea was binned because of a clash of events. An alternative venue, just three miles away in Koekelberg, was identified but local officials were reported to be uneasy about disrupting summertime traffic in the area

Best known for: Its beer, its 1,800 restaurants and its French fries. Not, as yet, for its 2017 Formula E race

A bit of history: In 2012, an analysis of motorists’ GPS data revealed Belgium – Brussels and Antwerp in particular – had the worst traffic congestion in the world. You can understand why closing roads for a Formula E race presents a particular challenge here

Where to watch: To be confirmed

Where to buy tickets: Nowhere yet but see here if and when they do go on sale

Everything you need to know about the New York Formula E race

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This year’s Formula E race in New York is a big deal not just for electric racing but for motorsports as a whole.

It’s the first time that FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing will have been allowed within New York City’s five boroughs.

The race will take place at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, in Red Hook, within sight of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan, and it could well be Formula E’s biggest ever marketing opportunity.

As a bonus to anyone travelling to see the event, it will be a double-header, with races on both the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend.

When: July 15th and 16th, time tbc but approximately 4pm local

Track length: 1.947km

Formula E fact: Race organisers aim to set up the circuit in just five to six days, and dismantle it in a similar amount of time, to minimise disruption

Best known for: Brooklyn is arguably the coolest part of NYC, with great restaurants, amazing views of Manhattan, plus Prospect Park, Coney Island… if you’re coming to watch Formula E, it would almost be churlish not to hang around and make a proper holiday out of the trip

A bit of history: Established by Dutch settlers, the Red Hook area is so-called because of the red clay soil found there and the hook-shaped peninsula that reaches into the East River

Where to watch: See here for up-to-date information on TV times

Buy tickets here.

Everything you need to know about the Montreal Formula E race

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After the excitement of New York’s first open-wheel racing, Montreal gets in on the act with its own Formula E debut.

Bringing the 2017 season to a close with another double-header, the Canadian races will start in front of the iconic Maison Radio-Canada building, in the shadow of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.

Montreal appears to be in Formula E for the long-run – late last year it signed a $7.5million deal to procure barriers for the race, and a $9million deal – covering up to six years – to put them up and remove them.

When: July 29th and 30th, time tbc but approximately 4pm local

Track length: 2.75km

Formula E fact: Formula E’s previous two seasons have both come down to the wire, being decided at the final race of the year

Best known for: Montreal is Canada’s cultural capital, a centre for film, theatre, multimedia and print operations

A bit of history: This year Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary with a huge calendar of events, which it hopes will help bring in 10.7million tourists and $3.6billion

Where to watch: See here for up-to-date information on TV times

Buy tickets here.

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