The much anticipated Visa London ePrix is nearly upon us and the world has caught Formula E fever! Mayor of London Boris Johnson will take a spin in the Formula E electric racer this afternoon, around the circuit at Battersea Park and even sports stars including Usain Bolt have got in on the fun. Mr Johnson will take to the car and course at 4pm this afternoon, which ought to be an interesting spectacle.
Mr Bolt challenged Formula E drivers to a 100m sprint, in return for his FanBoost vote. Given his name, it is obvious that Mr Bolt enjoys an electric car over a non electrified vehicle so it is only natural his support for Formula E is being shown.
The winner was Frenchman Loic Duval (Dragon Racing) followed by Sam Bird (Virgin Racing) and Daniel Abt (Audi Sport ABT). Usain Bolt’s 3.69 million twitter followers will be encouraged to offer their voting support to the Frenchman, which is a significant boost for the final races of the season.
The races this weekend will conclude the first season of the all electric FIA endorsed race series and crown its first season champion and team. The sell out event is expected to attract more than 30,000 people at each race (Saturday and Sunday respectively) plus at least 16 million television viewers worldwide.
ITV4 & ITV4HD will show the Formula E London ePrix Live Race between 3-5pm (GMT), Saturday, 27 June. Highlights will be shown the next morning at 9.55am. Highlights of the second race (held on Sunday, 28 June) will be shown at 11am on Monday, 29 June. ITV Player will be available for on-demand viewing.
Finally, there have been no less than five driver changes ahead of this weekends double bill of London ePrixs and one livery change too. To get to grips with who’s who and in what car, download our free Visa London ePrix team guide below.