The trouble with street racing is permissions to close entire city centres or areas within them are often fraught with problems and can take a while to achieve. Despite the FIA Formula E having successfully run the inaugural London ePrix last year at Battersea Park, the organisers have only just today been given the green light for the 2016 London ePrix in Battersea Park on 2nd and 3rd July.
For this year, the London ePrix will once again be held in the picturesque Battersea Park, following a tripartite agreement between Wandsworth Borough Council and the Battersea Park Action Group. Allowing the race to go ahead, the judicial review has been dropped.
However, this year’s London ePrix will also herald the last Formula E race in Battersea Park and the all-electric racing series is now looking for an alternative venue for the London race in the 2016/17 season.
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said:
“We are very pleased that the Visa London ePrix will go ahead as planned. We would like to thank everybody involved in helping to make the races in Battersea Park such a success. We now look forward to finding a new home in London, using the streets and backdrop of one of the most famous and recognisable cities in the world.”
Click the link to buy tickets to the 2016 Visa London ePrix: http://fiaformulae.com/en/tickets
Source; FIA Formula E