The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced it will be returning to London in 2020, with a race around the city's iconic Docklands and ExCeL London centre.
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.
"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,” said Alejandro Agag, the series' Founder and CEO.
"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 racing to the heart of London. The championship previously raced in the leafy surrounds of Battersea Park in 2015 and ’16.
David Richards CBE, Chairman of Motorsport UK, welcomed the news as a boost for the sport’s profile. "I’m absolutely delighted to see the return of Formula E to London,” he said. “This innovative race series will be welcomed by fans throughout the country.”
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