A signing ceremony between Formula E Holdings and the Malaysian city of Putrajaya took place at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre and was witnessed by Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak. Despite kind words from local authorities and the fully-electric racing series, not much details have been revealed.
There is a chance that the race might being held during the night and according to Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, he would like to see at least one Malaysian driver participating.
Agag also pointed out why Malaysia suits Formula E: “Malaysia is a great tourism destination and one of the major players in the world of eco-tourism. And given Malaysia’s foray into car manufacturing, and experience in the logistics of motor sports, the country is indeed an ideal choice.”
The Malaysian Prime Minister said: “I believe this event will be a very significant event, not only from the perspective of this race exclusively for electric cars, but for Malaysia it is a testimony of confidence in us hosting this momentous event. Electric cars are the cars of the future and represent the next generation of vehicles for the global community.”
The City Agreement was signed between Tan Sri Aseh Bin Haji Che Mat for the city of Putrajaya and Dato’ Sri Johann Young, a founding partner and investor of the series promotors. The race will be held on 18th October 2014.