Formula E to introduce new London street race for 2020

British driver Sam Rooster has backed the recent addition to the Design E calendar

A Design E flee on the streets of London shall be held in 2020, sequence organisers have offered.

The flee will decide place spherical the London Docklands and the ExCel centre.

The London ePrix modified into beforehand held in 2015 and 2016, when Battersea Park offered the stage for wait on-to-wait on season finales.

“It be hugely spirited that Design E is coming wait on to London,” British Virgin Racing driver Sam Rooster rapid BBC Sport.

“I modified into lucky adequate to steal one in every of outdated London ePrixs, in my fatherland. It be sizable that motorsport is coming wait on to the UK, with the form of spacious fanbase.

“It be going to be the first flee the place a motorsport tournament goes open air and into the ExCel in London.”

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After the 2016 season finale, organisers had been forced to search out an exchange area after protesters argued the tournament introduced about disruption and harmed the ambiance in a green home situation.

“I’m taking a glance forward to being wait on within the UK,” ex-F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne, who’s racing in Design E this year, rapid BBC Sport.

“I’ve continually had a UK flee at Silverstone, and this year it’s now not going on for me there, but next year this would per chance additionally be fun to obtain out on the streets of London. It be sizable to obtain so shut to the fans and show them what the racing is adore.”

Design E is now in its fifth season and would per chance per chance per chance also additionally be followed across the BBC.

The Hong Kong ePrix is on Sunday, 10 March on BBC Two at 07:30 GMT, with qualifying at 06:00 GMT on the BBC Red Button, and a flee replay on the BBC Red Button and on-line from 18:00 GMT.

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