Formula E returns to London for the 2019/20 season
Today it was announced that ABB Formula E will be making its return to London as of next season as part of multi-year agreement. The capital of England has played host to the electric street racing series before - with Battersea Park being the venue for the finales of the first two seasons in 2015 and 2016.
Formula E's return to London will be facilitated by a world-first indoor and outdoor track set in the Docklands area of the capital. The first few corners and start/finish straight will be housed indoors at the ExCeL building, and then the rest of the circuit will run in a clockwise direction around the outside of ExCeL and the Royal Victoria Dock.
The track layout and the event date remains subject to FIA confirmation and the approval of the governing body's World Motor Sport Council.
ExCeL London CEO Jeremy Rees spoke about his excitement of bringing Formula E back to London by saying: "It's an honour to welcome the world's first ever indoor and outdoor race to ExCeL London and the Royal Docks. Events at ExCeL are thriving and London provides the perfect backdrop to host global entertainment brands, such as Formula E. We look forward to working closely with Formula E to showcase the versatility of our venue, creating a truly unique experience for teams, drivers and spectators."
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag is hopeful that the new race will attract British motorsport fans, as he stated the following: "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."
The proposed race will be a double header - that will take place on the 25th and 26th of July 2020. To register your interest for this event on FE's official website, click on this link.