Formula E will return to London in 2020 at the unique race track
The FIA Formula E Championship is returning to the UK and London, it was announced today. The UK capital will host the London ePrix in summer 2020 as a part of season six of the world’s major electric racing championship.
It would be the third edition of London ePrix after two double-header events in 2015 and 2016 at Battersea Park but, this time, the race will take place on the unique and world’s first indoor-outdoor race track at ExCeL London and Royal Docks. The 2020 London ePrix would be again a two-race event and the finale of the sixth season, scheduled for July 25-26.
The fully-electric formulas will race at the 2.4km clockwise circuit and line-up on the starting grid located inside ExCeL. The circuit consists of 23 corners and one part will run along the waterfront. ExCeL will be the new home of the London ePrix as part of a multi-year agreement.
Alejandro Agag, founder &CEO of Formula E, said: “I’m extremely excited to be bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and electric racing back to the UK. 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 in the Royal Docks at ExCeL London.
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.”