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FoxSR (Rogers 409) has already aired a couple of preview episodes, but those are on again this Wednesday evening.

Qualifying and the Hong Kong race are on Sunday starting at 2:30AM and repeated at 10:30AM. The previous year in review, along with other Formula E stuff, is available most of Saturday.
 

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Is Fox Sports Racing the only outlet in Canada for Formula E again this season? Telus Optik does not carry it, so hopefully the races are shown live elsewhere too.
 

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The last one (Hong Kong, I believe) was shown on the regular Fox channel on Sunday afternoon. I don't know if that was a one-off or will be a regular thing (I'm leaning towards one-off).
 

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The 2017 FIA Formula E Hydro-Québec Montréal ePrix is LIVE on RDS and CTV Montreal (CFCF) this weekend.

This is the final 2 rounds of the 2016/17 season (Season 3) of the Championship.

Streaming & TV Schedule for both Saturday & Sunday
Free Practice 1 - 7:55 am ET on YouTube.com/FIAFormulaE
Free Practice 2 - Not available legaly in Canada
Qualifying - 11:30 am ET on RDS / Noon ET on CFCF
Race - 3:30 pm ET on RDS & CFCF

FOX Sports Racing TV Schedule
Sat Qualy - 2:30 pm ET DELAYED
Sat Race - 3:30 pm ET LIVE
Sun Qualy - 7:00 pm ET DELAYED
Sun Race - 8:00 pm ET DELAYED
 

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First two races of the 2017-2018 season start this weekend in Hong Kong. On Rogers it's FoxSR (Channel 409), 1AM Saturday (I assume this is qualifying), Assume Race 2AM. Race Two 24 hours later on Sunday morning same times. There's also what appears to be a "Season Preview" on Thursday 9PM. Also what looks like the repeats of the races later on Sunday... It's difficult to tell what's what based on the descriptions on the Rogers IPG... To be safe, I've set my PVR to record all these programmes with 5 minutes added to non-live programming and 1 hour added to what I think are the live races. :rolleyes:
 

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I'm disappointed that Montreal doesn't use Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the race. I never understood why they had to build a circuit and disrupt the city, when they have a perfectly fine FIA grade circuit.

I'm sure that FE would work on adjusting the schedule, maybe not for 2018, but for 2019 and beyond to use the circuit a few weeks before, or after, the F1 race.

Too bad - I wonder if the temporary circuit in Toronto would be an option for FE?
 

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The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (CGV) is too long. All Formula E tracks are between 1.75 and 3 km long while CGV is 4.3 km long. Monaco, the shortest F1 circuit, is shortened for Formula E, same for Mexico. The CGV doesn't have a shorter layout.

Toronto would be a perfect replacement. The track length is within the needs of Formula E (2.8 km long like Rome) and the E-Races (July 28-29) would be only 2 weeks after the IndyCar race (July 15).
 

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...Toronto would be a perfect replacement... and the E-Races (July 28-29) would be only 2 weeks after the IndyCar race (July 15).
The Toronto track layout, like Long Beach when Formula E used it and the other tracks already mentioned, would have to be used in some kind of modified form because the Lake Shore Blvd straight and possibly the start/finish straight are too long for FE.

Formula E would have to quickly find a corporate sponsor, along with reaching an agreement with the IndyCar race promoters (Green Savoree), the city, and Exhibition Place. That kind of planning for a new event can often take more than a year, and it's not likely that everything could be finalized in the next few weeks for a race in 2018.

I'm not sure if the date of the last weekend in July would be available, because I think they have to get all of the fences, concrete barriers, grandstands, etc., removed before then to be out of the way of the Caribbean Carnival, the start of setting up the Canadian National Exhibition, football and soccer games at the stadium, and everything else that goes on at Exhibition Place.
 

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It seems the agreement for the Toronto IndyCar race specifies {see (n)} everything must be removed in 12 days.
London (UK) in late June/early July would appear to be the most likely candidate if there is an addition to the schedule, since it has already been acknowledged by the mayor that they've been trying to arrange for Formula E to return there at a different location from the previous events.
 

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An article earlier this month claimed that "Vancouver and Toronto have emerged as potential venues for Formula E to return to Canada", yet there appears to have been no public acknowledgement that anything is being considered in either one of these cities, which you would think would almost certainly have to happen if it was going to involve using city streets. And after what happened in Montreal, I don't think it would be likely to be a realistic possibility for the next few years.
http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/new-venues-likely-as-season-five-calendar-taking-shape/
 

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As I follow racing on all levels in Ontario, this is the first I've heard of that Toronto is considering Formula E.

I think whoever wrote the article is speculating. I think the Indy course would be OK, however, would Toronto want that section of town shutdown over 3 weeks (one week to setup, one race weekend, another week left setup, another race weekend, then teardown the last week).

Formula E tends to go to non-traditional locations/tracks - I think they would setup there own street track elsewhere.

I always thought Niagara Falls would make a good street track - have it a binational race going over the Rainbow bridge and back (or over the Whirpool bridge to return), Clifton Hill near the bridge reminds me of Lowe's hairpin in Monaco, and you have the falls as a backdrop.
 

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As I follow racing on all levels in Ontario, this is the first I've heard of that Toronto is considering Formula E...
I always thought Niagara Falls would make a good street track - have it a binational race going over the Rainbow bridge and back...
No one else has heard of if it either. It sounds like something Formula E might have said to make themselves look good to their teams, their existing sponsors and TV broadcasters, to appear as though some effort is being made to replace the cancelled Montreal event on the schedule, even if there is no real hope of it happening.
There was a street race in Niagara Falls NY in 1988 for Trans-Am, Super-Vee, and the Canadian Porsche Cup series, but it failed to attract much of a crowd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FAZQJWzdWU
 

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Enjoyed the race! I thought Willy T Ribbs was going to win it. I forgot about Bruce Jenner racing SCCA for a good portion of the 80's.

That area of Niagara Falls, NY would have been very scary in 1988! Outside of the Seneca Casino that was built where the backstretch of the track was, it's pretty abandoned in that area still 30 years later. The area where the large parking structure is on the inside of the track was a mall (Rainbow Mall) that died years after opening.

There is probably more room now for a paddock then in 1988 on the American side. I wouldn't see any room in Niagara Falls, ON for the pits.

When I make my first $100 million, I'll try to promote a race...
 
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