According to Sports Business Daily, Alejandro Agag (CEO of FIA Formula E) planned to fly to New York on Sunday 13th March after the inaugural Mexico ePrix, to “explore possibilities” for a second USA race. “I don’t want to do a race for the sake of doing it,” he is reported to have said. “I want a race that gives us real momentum there. I really want to go to a top place. [N.Y.] is my top of the top.”
Dragon Formula E team boss, Jay Penske whose American team was awarded a belated race win after Lucas Di Grassi was disqualified at the Mexican ePrix, is said to be keen for FormulaE to increase its presence in North America. “We are very focused on getting another U.S. race. I’m very optimistic about a race in New York City that we are seeing even for season 3. That would be an incredible momentum.” he said.
Penske adds: “[The race] would be in New York proper and it could be one of the world’s greatest races. Discussions have gone quite well and we are getting good support from the city.”
A preliminary calendar for Season 3 is expected within the next 30 days and the next ePrix will be at Long Beach on the 1st of April. Tickets are available here.