ABB Formula E Heading Back To London
The ABB Formula E all electric racing series will return to the UK in 2020 for six season of the championship.
It was announced on Tuesday that the series will race around the London Docklands and the ExCel London in the Summer of 2020.
The event will take place on July 24 and 25 2020 as part of a double header season finale.
The circuit will consist of 23 turns and run alongside the London waterfront. Speaking about the news, ABB Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented by saying:
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.”
CEO of ExCel London, Jeremy Rees said:
“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. Hosting this event, is also closely aligned with our vision to create a more sustainable venue, in the heart of one of the most exciting destinations and best connected cities in the world.”
“I’m absolutely delighted to see the return of Formula E to London. This innovative race series will be welcomed by fans throughout the country.”