Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: FIA Formula E | posted February 20, 2015 14:50
To be held on June 27 and 28
The London Formula E race has been given the green light by the Wandsworth Council and it will be held within the grounds of Battersea Park on June 27 and 28.
After months of planning, the London doubleheader race will be staged on a specially created 15-turn, 2.92 km circuit designed by Formula E's event team together with British architect Simon Gibbons.
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said that the two races in London was an option they discussed for many months with the Wandsworth Council.
“Having two races in London – the final two of the season – was an option we discussed at length with Wandsworth Council and means that London could well be where the inaugural champion is crowned, making it a fantastic spectacle for the city and a great platform to showcase sustainable mobility and clean energy,” Agag said.
With this, London Mayor Boris Johnson added that Formula E is set to be a “superb addition” to the city'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,” Johnson said.