Green Light For London Formula E Race Track
The Formula E championship includes teams owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
By Joe Tidy, Sky News Reporter
A 3km-long race track is to be temporarily built in London's Battersea Park to host two Formula E motorsport races.
The events will see 20 specially-designed electric racing cars travel at speeds of up to 150mph on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June.
The world’s first all-electric racing series started last summer and has so far held races in China, Malaysia and Argentina.
The спорт, which is backed by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), will hold 10 zero emission races in 10 cities around the world, with the final race in London.
Last year it was announced that the championship would come to London pending planПing permission which has now been approved by Wandsworth Council, which also agreed to allow an additional race.
The 2.92km circuit will have 15 corners and has been designed by Formula E’s London Event Team together with British architect Simon Gibbons.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “Formula E is set to be a superb addition to London’s sporting calendar.
«The atmosphere will quite literally be electric and Battersea, which is already booming with the buzz of regeneration, will be alive with the excitement that this new, world-class event will no doubt spark.”
The proposed racing route has yet to be approved by race officials