Formula E plotting to keep a race in London
Formula E is working on a plan to continue racing on the streets of London for the 2016/17 season, despite it initially looking likely that the UK would be without a race for season three.
Series boss Alejandro Agag has said there are a “number of serious possibilities” for a street race to replace Battersea Park.
With the agreement with Battersea coming to an end, London was dropped from the season three calendar but it could now be reintroduced for a draft schedule set to go before the World Motor Sport Council this week.
Agag said: “My dream would be to do it on the Mall and race in front of Buckingham Palace, but there are some other really good possibilities like the Embankment or around the O2 Arena [formerly the Millennium Dome].”
Agag stressed that a return of the London eprix to the calendar was realistic because it has the backing of mayor Sadiq Khan. “The mayor is keen; I haven’t met him, but I have read his comments in the press,” he explained.