Debut season of Formula E’s to end with two races in London’s Battersea Park

The first ever season of Formula E is set to culminate in London. Ahead of June’s season finale, London’s Formula E track has been officially unveiled within the confines of Battersea Park. Formula E series, the world’s first fully electric motor racing championship, began with its debut race in Beijing that took place in September last year. The London stage of the series is set to take place on the 27 and 28 June this year and will comprise of two races for rounds 10 and 11 of the ePrix. Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “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.”

It has been confirmed that the Formula E track will consist of a 2.92km, 15-turn circuit. The course itself is almost rectangular in nature and rings the outskirts of Battersea Park on the River Thames. The action on the course’s many high-speed straightaways and bends will be routinely interrupted by a number of chicanes and braking zones. British Formula E racing driver, Sam Bird, said the track “combines fast straights, a couple of high-speed bends, as well as some challenging chicanes and braking zones.” In addition to the Formula E race, the track will also witness a race between children from 10 local schools who will compete in self-assembled electric kit cars. “Formula E is set to be a superb addition to London’s sporting calendar,” Mayor of London, Boris Johnson added. “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.”

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[Via – Pocket-Lint]