Formula E is set to bring electric racing back to the UK, with a track that winds its way through the Royal Docks and ExCeL London in summer 2020.
The 2.4km (1.5 mile) clockwise circuit consists of 23 corners and a starting grid located inside the ExCeL exhibition center and a run along the waterfront at the Royal Docks in East London.
The track will be used for the season finale double-header – the final two rounds of the Voestalpine European races on July 25 and 26, 2020 – subject to circuit homologation and approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. The track is being used as part of a multi-year agreement.
London last hosted the ePrix in July 2016 on a track at Battersea Park, southwest of Central London.
Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E, said, “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.”