DELAYED START: The 2015 Formula E series' season-opener has been pushed back by a week in Beijing, China. Image: AP / Andy Wong
London, England - The 2015 Formula E season-opening race in Beijing has been pushed back a week to October 24, reports local authorities in China.
Formula E, whose first season ended in London in June 2015, said in a statement that Beijing authorities had made the request due to other events taking place in the Olympic Park from October 16-18.
Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag said: "While it is regrettable that the date of the opening race has had to be delayed by one week, we understand the logistical difficulties in staging conflicting events.
It is not the first time the series has had to tweak the schedule at short notice. 2014's Malaysian round in Putrajaya was postponed after the country's prime minister was unable to attend on the original date.
The 10 round calendar still has a slot to be confirmed, at an unspecified venue, on March 19 between races in Buenos Aires and Long Beach, California, while no date has been set for the season-ender in London.