The season three calendar could lose a round if a London option can’t be secured in time, according to CEO Alejandro Agag.
Formula E left Battersea Park at the end of season two, after a protest by local residents. The series hoped to secure a more exciting location in the English capital. Dreams of racing at Buckingham Palace were reignited. But, so far, nothing has been sorted out.
“We’re working on it,” Agag told Overtake Motorsport at preseason testing. “We have an option that looks good. I’m not sure if we’ll make it happen in season three or season four.”
The weekend reserved for a possible London ePrix is currently down as “TBA”. At a press conference at the final Battersea Park weekend, we were led to believe that, if London wasn’t available, an alternative city could host the series that weekend.
This no longer seems to be the case.
“No,” Agag said definitely, when asked if there were any alternatives. “If we don’t do London, we won’t do anything.”
It’s a blow to those hoping for a British ePrix elsewhere in the country.
The season may not have even started, but those attempting to secure a London venue will already see their deadline looming. If something isn’t organised soon, we could – once again – see a round of the championship dropped midseason.
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