Formula E set to return to London at full capacity this summer with tickets available now

The FIA ​​Formula E World Championship returns to the UK with the London E-Prix, an all-electric motor racing festival with two rounds on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July.

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If Formula 1 decided to race through the world’s biggest and most iconic cities wearing extravagant space-age outfits, Formula E would be the product.

Since the championship’s inaugural season in 2014-15, the ABB Formula E World Championship is the world’s first all-electric FIA-sanctioned World Championship. It is also the only sport with a zero net carbon certificate, ensuring that the biggest cities on the planet are not affected by the machines that circulate on their streets.

Mexico City, Rome, Monaco, Berlin, Jakarta, New York, London and Seoul are some of the venues on a packed calendar, while teams like Porsche, Nissan, Mercedes and Andretti – from Mario Andretti, who are eyeing a move to F1 in the near future – compete for the title. In the first eight races of the season, Mercedes is currently leading the championship thanks to a total of 176 points.

Mercedes F1 test driver and 2019 F2 champion Nyck de Vries won the final race in Berlin earlier this month, but teammate Stoffel Vandoorne leads the Drivers’ Championship with 111 points. The former McLaren driver joins a number of former F1 stars on the Formula E grid, including Jean-Eric Vergne, Pascal Wehrlein and Antonio Giovinazzi.

In July, the eco-racing series will take to the streets of London, and Formula E celebrated the launch of ticket sales for the London 2022 E-Prix by unveiling an exclusive race car livery designed by street artist Cenz. Formula E also announced that DJ and producer Jax Jones will be performing at the event.

Known for his surrealist graffiti style, Cenz has been producing impressive works in public spaces in East London since the 1990s. He has now applied his creativity to a Formula E race car, unveiling his spectacular all-electric single-seater in Shoreditch.

Formula E has unveiled a special livery designed by iconic street artist Centz to mark tickets for the 2022 London E-Prix that will go on sale last week ahead of the event in July.


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“Formula E is unique in that we take our race cars to the streets of cities around the world such as New York, Berlin, Rome, Riyadh, Seoul and London,” said Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle. “We now take to the streets of East London for our race car.

“Inviting Cenz to create a livery for a Formula E car reflects the importance of engaging with the culture and community of our host cities. Bringing local communities closer to our races connects people to our mission to accelerate the shift to electric mobility and take action to combat climate change.”

Cenz added: “It will always be close to my heart, I have painted many murals in the area over the years, so working with Formula E to celebrate the return of the London E-Prix has been a project of great passion for me.

“Painting a Formula E race car was a new challenge, but I am delighted that we were able to give it that East London vibe to kick off the London E-Prix in July.”

BERLIN, GERMANY – MAY 15: vl Edoardo Mortara from Switzerland, Rokit Venturi Racing, Nyck De Vries (Netherlands), Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, Soffel Vandoorne from Belgium, Podium, Winner, Ceremony, celebrates / applauds after Formula ABB FIA E World Championship on May 15, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stefan Matyba/vi/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)


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The London E-Prix will feature a double round of racing on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July at ExCeL London, which is set to return to full capacity for the first time since the 2016 race. the race was held at Battersea Park, but the 2022 edition will see the circuit superimposed on the streets around – and even inside – ExCeL London.

The first E-Prix in London was held at Battersea Park in 2015 and returned to the venue in 2016. London then hosted an E-Prix in 2021 at ExCeL London with limited capacity due to Covid restrictions.

London will host rounds 13 and 14 in season 8 of the championship’s largest 16-race calendar in 2022. The London E-Prix is ​​ultimately an event for the whole family, including the Formula E fan festival at the Allianz. E-Village is another Game Arena with racing car driving simulators.

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