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Formula E returns to London & reveals new indoor/outdoor circuit

Formula E will return to London in 2020, when the series will make use of a new bespoke circuit at the ExCel Centre on Royal Victoria Dock.

Formula E will return to one of the cities that initially appeared on their calendar back in 2015 & 2016, but at a new venue. Battersea Park proved to be a headache for organisers, due to constant protesting from locals who felt Formula E was detrimental to the area. Coupled with a lukewarm reaction from the drivers, the series left London at the end of 2016.

However, Formula E is now set to return to London with a new track developed around the Docklands and ExCel area on Royal Victoria Dock. Interestingly, the new track will be part indoors around the start/finish straight area, with the rest outdoors as usual.

According to the supplied circuit map, there are 23 corners making up a 2.4 kilometre clockwise circuit which will play host to the season finale double round at the end of Season 6 2019/2020. However, the circuit is still subject to homologation and approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

“I’m extremely excited to be bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and electric racing back to the UK,” said the series’ Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag at the unveiling of the event, which is set for a multi-year deal.

“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 at the ExCeL.

“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.”

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