The Formula E Championship has announced that Santiago will once again host a race in season five. Following the series’ debut on the streets of the Chilean capital in February, Formula E will be bringing fully-electric racing to Parque O’Higgins on January 26, 2019.
The Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix will host round three of the 2018/19 season and will see the Gen2 cars navigate their way around the perimeter roads of the park and along the esplanade of Parque O’Higgins.
Santiago Mayor Felipe Alessandri said, “Now we’re changing the location. We learned, and we listened to the neighbors – we’re talking with them to mitigate the negative externalities that means organizing this event inside Parque O’Higgins. Therefore, the work is done during the day and retaining open access – swimming pools and recreational areas still in operation.
“As happened in Parque Forestal, the monies obtained by the concept of municipal rights are invested in projects that improve the quality of life for residents – stories such as the installation of new public lighting, recovery of facades, bollards and improvements to playgrounds, pet areas and the installation of an exercise zone.”