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After the success of the 2015 and 2016 London E-Prix, formally held in the leafy surrounds of Battersea Park, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will once again return to the UK capital in summer 2020.
Set to take place around the city's iconic Royal Docks and ExCeL London, the drivers will navigate their way around a one-of-a-kind track indoor/outdoor 2.4km clockwise circuit around Royal Victoria Dock.
Consisting of 23 corners, the track layout will see the drivers run along the Thames waterfront for the season finale double-header of the 2019/20 campaign on July 25 & 26 - subject to circuit homologation and approval of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.For more information on the London E-Prix and to be the first to hear about ticketing offers, register your interest below.
"I’m extremely excited to be bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and electric racing back to the UK," said the series' Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.
"Every motorsport series would love to host an event in London - this has been our desire for quite some time now and we’re delighted to have found a new home at the ExCeL.
"We have a growing base of knowledgeable and passionate fans in the UK, and this race adds to a fantastic summer of sport as a world-class event we hope Londoners can be proud of.
"Formula E coming back to the UK extends beyond pure racing excitement, it’s also a strong message for London to tackle inner-city air pollution by promoting clean technologies and electric sustainable mobility.”
Signed as part of a multi-year agreement, the ExCeL will be the new home of Formula E in the UK, marking the return of unrivalled inner-city racing and entertainment in the heart of London. “It’s an honour to welcome the world’s first ever indoor and outdoor race to ExCeL London and the Royal Docks," said Jeremy Rees, CEO, ExCeL London.
"Events at ExCeL are thriving and London provides the perfect backdrop to host global entertainment brands, such as Formula E. We look forward to working closely with Formula E to showcase the versatility of our venue, creating a truly unique experience for teams, drivers and spectators. Hosting this event, is also closely aligned with our vision to create a more sustainable venue, in the heart of one of the most exciting destinations and best connected cities in the world.”
Added to all the action is the further promotion of sustainable mobility in a market already at the forefront of electric vehicle technology. With some of the world's most prestigious manufacturers racing in the city, the return of the London E-Prix will reinforce the message of low-emissions mobility, helping reduce the toxicity of London's air.
"I’m absolutely delighted to see the return of Formula E to London. This innovative race series will be welcomed by fans throughout the country,” added David Richards, Chairman of Motorsport UK.
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