London May Lose Next Season's Formula E Races

By Gary Cutlack on at

Event organisers, council officials and even judges are still working out if this summer's scheduled London Formula E weekender can go ahead in July, with one bargaining chip said to be a promise that it won't come back again next year if it's okayed for this.

According to Autosport, the Battersea e-racing event scheduled for the first weekend of July still hasn't been given the final, absolute clearance needed to shut things down and barrier off all the danger spots.

Wandsworth Council's decision to allow the closure of the park for the races is heading for a judicial review this week -- forced into place by protesters who'd rather the park stayed a park for all of July -- where London's role as one of the host cities for next year may be dropped in order to win approval for this year's race.

Formula E's CEO Alejandro Agag told the site that: "We're looking at every option. The priority is to focus on season two. After that we see. We have a contract with the council to continue for another year... we are open and flexible." [Autosport]


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