Excessive E is in search of various venues for its remaining two rounds of the 2021 season after the occasions in Brazil and Argentina had been referred to as off.
The penultimate spherical of the championship in Santarem, Brazil, was scheduled to be held on October 23/24, which might then be adopted by the finale in Ushuaia, Argentina on December 11/12.
Nonetheless, because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the all-electric off-road collection has been pressured to postpone its go to to South America till season two.
The areas that may substitute the cancelled occasions of South America haven’t but been confirmed, nonetheless an possibility consists of the Western Isles in Scotland.
“We’ve been intently monitoring the scenario concerning all Excessive E places for 2021 and have chosen to make this pre-emptive choice on racing in South America this yr,” mentioned Excessive E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.
“As a brand new collection embarking on our opening Season, our precedence is to ship a five-race calendar of occasions that are protected and accountable for our world contributors, companions and workers to journey to and attend.
“This was not a call made evenly, nonetheless present journey recommendation and restrictions have additionally meant we’ve got been unable to go to the race areas upfront to undertake the required reconnaissance visits, that are particularly important because of the distant nature of our operations.”
The opening two rounds of the 2021 Excessive E championship have already taken place in Saudi Arabia and Senegal respectively.
2016 Method 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg’s crew Rosberg X Racing leads the Drivers’ and Groups’ standings, holding a 14-point lead over X44 Racing, owned by seven-time F1 title holder Lewis Hamilton.