Battersea Park to host season finale of global racing championship

Battersea Park to host season finale of global racing championship

Formula E: Electrifying racing

Formula E: Electrifying racing

First published in News Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Battersea Park will be home to the season finale of a brand new all-electric global racing car championship.

A host of celebrities, VIPs, MPs, teams and drivers gathered in London this week to celebrate the worldwide launch of the all-electric Fia Formula E Championship.

The exact track layout is yet to be revealed, but Battersea Park is set to host the season finale on June 27 next year.

The location was confirmed by Deputy Mayor of London Sir Edward Lister revealed together with businessman and Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the already booming Battersea would come alive when the sporting event comes to the area.

He said: "Fast, fun, and no doubt furious, the Fia Formula E Championship race in London is set to provide an awesome addition to the capital’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.

"Hosting the championship final of this all electric race is a fantastic feather in our city's sporting cap.

"It shows that there is great confidence in London's ability to stage the biggest and the best global sporting events, which play such an important role in boosting our economy and our international reputation."

The championship will feature single-seater cars powered exclusively by electric energy and organisers hope it represents a vision for the future of the motor industry.

Ten international teams, each with two drivers with two cars each, will compete on 10 city-centre venues around the world including Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and Monte Carlo.

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