The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has confirmed the latest changes to the series 2021 calendar relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the Rome E-Prix and the Valencia E-Prix will be changed to double header events next month, mirroring the season-opening Diriyah E-Prix at the end of February.

Rome will now host Round 3 and 4 of the campaign on 10-11 April at the revised Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR circuit, while Valenica will stage its first-ever Formula E races across 24-25 April.

The scheduled Formula E rookie test, which was originally planned to take place on Sunday 25 April at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, will no longer go ahead as a direct result of the changes to the calendar.

The April double-headers are the only calendar revisions that have been confirmed by Formula E, but the series said it will issue an update on the rest of the season shortly.

Formula E said it “will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is in constant communication with its community of teams, manufacturers, partners, broadcasters and host cities.

“All calendar updates depend on travel restrictions, as well as local government protocols and are subject to approval of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.”

Formula E has already had to make a number of major changes to its troubled 2021 calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the planned season-opener in Santiago to be delayed until June, as well as the indefinite postponement of races in Mexico and Sanya.