The FIA Formula E Championship has received planning approval by Wandsworth Council to host the London round of the championship in the grounds of Battersea Park.
After many months of planning and consultations with all parties, the final two rounds of the championship will be run on a specially created 15-turn, 2.92km circuit – designed by FE’s London Event Team together with British architect Simon Gibbons.
“Discussions for our London Formula E race have been many months in the planning so we’re delighted to be awarded planning approval by Wandsworth Council,” explained Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E. “Our thanks must go to all the parties involved for their hardwork and co-operation, especially Mayor Boris Johnson, Wandsworth Council and the various stakeholder groups with interests in the location.
“Having two races in London – the final two of the season – was an option we discussed at length with Wandsworth Council and means that London could well be where the inaugural champion is crowned, making it a fantastic spectacle for the city and a great platform to showcase sustainable mobility and clean energy.”
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, added: “Formula E is set to be a superb addition to London’s sporting calendar. The atmosphere will quite literally be electric and Battersea, which is already booming with the buzz of regeneration, will be alive with the excitement that this new, world-class event will no doubt spark.”
For the London ePrix, Formula E will utilize Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR) – the event organizing division of MSV – to act as the race meeting organizer.