For­mula E plot­ting to keep a race in Lon­don

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

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.

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