Prince Albert II has welcomed the FIA Formula E Championship to Monaco after the Principality was revealed as one of the host cities for the new global electric race series which AutoVolt Magazine covered on the 27th September here.
The reigning monarch made the presentation to Alejandro Agag, CEO of series promoters Formula E Holdings, at the Sportel Broadcast Exhibition in Monte Carlo where the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car was also on display to visitors.
Last month, Monte Carlo was announced as one of the 10 host cities for the inaugural 2014/2015 Formula E season along with Beijing, Putrajaya, Hong Kong, Punta del Este, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Miami, Berlin and London. The Principality is scheduled to host Round 8 of the new series, which begins in September 2014, on 9th May 2015 and will form one of three European venues.
“Monte Carlo is known for staging one of the most prestigious motorsport events in the world so we’re honoured that Prince Albert has agreed to let Formula E race through the same streets and I know the event is going to be a great spectacle.”
Said Alejandro Agag.
As well as appearing at the Sportel Exhibition, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E was also on display outside the iconic Monaco Casino giving passers-by a first-hand look at the new zero emission racer which is capable of reaching 0-100km/h in 2.9s and onto a (limited) top speed of 225km/h.
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Source; FIA Formula E