Formula E bags London race for 2019/2020 season
London’s Docklands and ExCeL convention centre will host the final race of the 2019/2020 Formula E season on July 25/26.
The London circuit will consist of 23 corners and run partly indoors and should stick around – ExCel has signed a multi-year contract with the series.
Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag said: “I’m extremely excited to be bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and electric racing back to the UK.
“Every motor sport 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.”
Motorsport UK chairman David Richards said that he was “absolutely delighted” to see Formula E return.
“This innovative race series will be welcomed by fans throughout the country,” added Richards.
Formula E previously had a London ePrix as Battersea Park hosted races in 2015 and ’16.
Formula 1’s presence in the United Kingdom may wane as Silverstone’s contract ends this year, but FIA motor sport boss Ross Brawn teased the prospect of a London Grand Prix that would “complement” the Silverstone round.