LON­DON: FOR­MULA E

Motor Sport News - - Where To Go This Season - SL

July 2/3

Last sea­son was the first time in over 40 years that a mo­tor race was held on Lon­don’s streets, with For­mula E’s sea­son fi­nale tak­ing place at Bat­tersea Park. And there could’ve been an­other lengthy hia­tus if some lo­cal ob­jec­tions to the race be­ing staged again were suc­cess­ful.

Thank­fully, Wandsworth Coun­cil voted to keep the event and if you missed out in 2015 there’s an­other chance to see mo­tor­sport at close quar­ters on the cap­i­tal’s streets this year.

The all-elec­tric na­ture of the se­ries may not suit ev­ery­one’s tastes but the rac­ing is of­ten very close and un­pre­dictable. The Bri­tish round will once again be a sea­son-clos­ing dou­ble-header so has the po­ten­tial to pro­vide plenty of ex­cite­ment.

Last year’s event was a nail-biter with Sam Bird tri­umph­ing on home soil, while the ti­tle bat­tle be­tween Nelson Pi­quet Jr and Se­bastien Buemi was thrilling. Pi­quet seemed to have blown it with a 16th place start for the fi­nale but a spin for Buemi al­lowed the Brazil­ian to tri­umph by a sin­gle point.

Ex­pect more drama in 2016.

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