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London ePrix to host two races as track layout is revealed

24 Feb , 2015  

Sam Bird Putrajaya ePrix - carwitter

The London ePrix will be held around the perimeter edge of Battersea Park, after plans were given the go ahead by the local council.

The 1.8 mile track which features 15 turns was designed by Formula E’s London event team and British architect Simon Gibbons.

London ePrix Track Layout - carwitter

It’s also been announced that London will host a “double weekend” with a race both on the 27th and the 28th of June adding an additional round to the inaugural calendar.

CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag 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, making it a fantastic spectacle for the city and a great platform to showcase sustainable mobility and clean energy.

In addition British racing driver Sam Bird commented that the track layout looked interesting with its challenging chicanes and braking zones. He also looked forward to racing around Battersea Park and in front of a home crowd.
Formula E continues with round 5 in Miami next month.