After many months of planning and following lengthy consultations with all parties, the world’s first fully-electric racing, the FIA Formula E Championship series will host its final 2 rounds in London. There will be a specially created 15-turn, 2.92km circuit – designed by FE’s London Event Team together with British architect Simon Gibbons within the grounds of Battersea Park.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said, “Discussions for our London Formula E race have been many months in the planning so we’re delighted to be awarded planning approval by Wandsworth Council. Our thanks must go to all the parties involved for their hardwork and co-operation, especially Mayor Boris Johnson, Wandsworth Council and the various stakeholder groups with interests in the location.”
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, “Formula E is set to be a superb addition to London’s sporting calendar. The atmosphere will quite literally be electric and Battersea, which is already booming with the buzz of regeneration, will be alive with the excitement that this new, world-class event will no doubt spark.”
The London “ePrix” will be held on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, marking rounds 10 and 11 on the Formula E calendar, the last of the season. With the addition of a new location in London, the Formula E championship now has a total of 11 races, including the addition of the Moscow race which will also be held on a specially designed street circuit on 6 June 2015.