The ePrix of London looking for a substitute to Battersea Park


Formula E will hold its finale in Battersea Park for the second consecutive year on the occasion of the ePrix of London, proof that puts an end to the calendar of the category with a double stroke. However, what a great spectacle it has become in a headache for the promoter of the Formula E, since the neighbors of the area have taken legal action not to hold this test in the park, located to the south of London. To avoid major problems, Alejandro Agag has resigned to Battersea Park ahead of the season 2016-17.

In this way, and unless last-minute surprises, the third season of the Formula E will not have ePrix London, something that does not mean that the test in the English capital is out of the game. In fact, the Formula E is already working on find a new location for the ePrix of London ahead of the season 2017-2018 so that the city could host again a test of the category in the summer of 2018. In this aspect, the promoter of the championship has already initiated discussions with Sadiq Khan, the new mayor of London, to find a solution to it.

One of the solutions that has been put on the table is lead of the ePrix of London to the centre of the city and in that respect, the chosen location would be The Mall, the wide avenue located between St. James’s Park and Green Park, and that serves to unite the Buckingham Palace and the Arch of the Admiralty. This scenario has been used in the London Olympic Games for athletics and cycling, in addition to hosting the London Marathon. , there are Few places better for a career of vital importance to the teams and manufacturers involved in the category.