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SBD Global/March 12, 2014/Facilities

Formula E Organizers Target Battersea Park For London Race In 2015

Battersea Park "is the latest site earmarked to host the London round of the Formula E Championship" in June '15, according to Gary Watkins of AUTOSPORT. The organizers of the one-make series for electric single-seaters "are known to be working on plans" to run the final event of the inaugural '14-15 championship, set for June 27, on a temporary circuit laid out around the 200-acre riverside park in the Borough of Wandsworth. The venue "is believed to have the full backing of London Mayor Boris Johnson, a keen supporter of Formula E" and a political acquaintance of Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag. The Conservative-controlled council "has yet to begin the planning process that would be necessary to temporarily convert the park into a motorsport venue and is believed to be keeping the plan under wraps until after the local elections in May" (AUTOSPORT ,3/11).
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