During the Formula E Global Launch in London, the organisers revealed that the season’s final race will be held within the grounds of Battersea Park in London.
However the exact track layout is yet to be revealed, Battersea Park was rumoured earlier this year to stage the event, along with the streets around Wembley Stadium and the Olympic Park.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Fast, fun, and no doubt furious, the FIA Formula E Championship race in London is set to provide an awesome addition to the capital’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. Hosting the championship final of this all electric race is a fantastic feather in our city’s sporting cap. It shows that there is great confidence in London’s ability to stage the biggest and the best global sporting events, which play such an important role in boosting our economy and our international reputation.”
However, the Battersea Park event is not definite yet, with a spokesman for Wandsworth Borough Council confirming to AUTOSPORT that a race had not been signed off.
“We need to look at it very carefully,” said the spokesman, “and first of all to speak to amenity groups and local residents.
“We are not in a position to say yes or no at this stage.”