The FIA Formula E Championship kicked off this year with a big hole in the calendar. But that TBD slot left vacant by the cancellation of the Miami race has now been filled. Come March 12, the electric racing series will speed around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

The 1.3-mile, FIA-certified circuit hosted the Mexican Grand Prix earlier this year, bringing Formula One racing back to the track after an absence of over two decades. It was built in 1962 southeast of Mexico City and has hosted sports cars, stock cars, Indy cars, and a variety of formula single-seaters over the years. And now it will host Formula E as well.

The addition of the Mexico City ePrix marks the only race on the calendar this season that will be held on a closed circuit. All the other races are held on closed-off, makeshift street circuits. Those include the races in Beijing and Malaysia that have already taken place, and the upcoming rounds in Uruguay and Argentina, the April 2 race in Long Beach, and the final rounds in Paris, Berlin, and Moscow before the season-closing double-header in London.

Lucas di Grassi of the Abt-Audi team currently holds the lead in the standings with 43 points, having taken second place in Beijing and victory in Putrajaya. He leads Sébastien Buemi of Renault e.Dams with 35 points, and Sam Bird of the DS Virgin team with 24. The next race is scheduled to take place in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on December 19.

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