Could we see Formula E in London next year? 0

f1eFormula 1 is certainly one of the most electrifying and competitive sporting competitions in the world. For all of the speed, power and sound comes a great deal of pollution. The sport is certainty not good for the environment.

Although steps have been taken to make the sport more environmentally friendly, the sport is nowhere meeting the standards that environmental enthusiasts would like. The prospect of Formula E seems to be a fantastic alternative. It would also play its part in making up for the fact the London F1 Grand Prix has not made its way to London yet, as promised in the past.

The course will be built around the Battersea Power Station site, which is currently being redeveloped. Alejandro Agag, the CEO of the competition was on hand to make the global launch. A video presentation was made of the electric race cars which will be used in the electric grand prix racing across an empty Westminster Bridge.

The race in London is not certain yet. June 27th 2015 is the set date for the London Grand Prix. However this is not yet a certainty. Mr Agag has said that they are “engaging with the stakeholders” and is also in the process of reassuring the local residents of Battersea Park along with an association connected to the Park. Minimal disruption must be guaranteed. Mr Agag has also mentioned that the Mayor’s office is more than happy for the event to go ahead.

Sir Edward Lister, who is the London’s Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning, was on hand at the launch event. He mentioned how “excited” Boris Johnson was to make the electric grand prix happen.

Drivers will include the Brit Katherine Legge who will be racing with the Amlin Aguri team and former Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld, who will be with team Venturi alongside Stephane Sarrazin. Others will include Nicolas Prost and Sebastian Buemi who both be racing for Renault e.dams. Michaela Cerruti and Jarno Trulli will be partners at the TrulliGP team.

Let’s hope  all obstacles are overcome and this does eventually happen. A Grand Prix in London full of electric cars only does sound very intriguing.