- Circuit to run around Royal Docks and finish in ExCel centre
- ‘ It’s a strong message for London to deal with air contamination’
Formula E is to go back to racing on the streets of London next year with races that will include a beginning grid and goal inside your home. The all-electric series will hold a meeting in the Docklands location on a circuit that will operate on the waterfront and inside the ExCeL exhibition centre.
The weekend will feature a double-header of races which will be the ending of the 2019-20 season on 25-26 July 2020, the first in what they have actually referred to as a “multi-year agreement”.
Formula E has made a point of promoting city centre races across the world, building distinct circuits through city streets and the London race continues this policy. The 1.5-mile track, running in a clockwise instructions with 23 corners, will start and finish inside the ExCel exhibit centre prior to making its method through the Royal Docks.
The series last hosted a race in London in 2016 when a circuit constructed in Battersea Park hosted the finale to its very first 2 seasons. Nevertheless, in spite of having an arrangement in location to continue with the race, Formula E withdrew after persistent opposition from regional citizens. The Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag has actually however long been clear about his desire to go back to racing in the capital.
” Every automobile racing series would like to host an event in London– this has been our desire for quite a long time now and we’re thrilled to have actually found a new home in the Royal Docks at ExCeL London,” he stated. “We have a growing base of educated and passionate fans in the UK, and this race adds to a wonderful summer season of sport as a world-class occasion we hope Londoners can be happy of.
” Formula E coming back to the UK extends beyond pure racing enjoyment, it’s also a strong message for London to tackle inner-city air contamination by promoting tidy innovations and electric sustainable mobility.”
Formula E has proved to be progressively popular with producers in recent years because of the electric and battery technology used in the cars and trucks. Next season Porsche and Mercedes will join Audi, BMW, Citroen, Nissan and Jaguar on the grid.
The series is in its 5th season, with a race in Hong Kong this weekend to be telecasted live on the BBC. Mahindra Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio leads the champion, with Britain’s Sam Bird in third location for Virgin Racing.
The race dates and track layout remain subject to the approval of the FIA world automobile racing council.