The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to the UK capital city of London for the first time since 2015 and some drivers will certainly be receiving more support than others.
Last time out, the exciting new all electric racing car series wowed fans around Battersea Park but this time the setting is even more spectacular, the ExCel circuit sweeping along the River Thames waterfront and, thanks to the emissions-free nature of the Gen2 cars, weaving its way both inside and out of the ExCeL London venue – a first for top-level international motorsport.
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For Oliver Turvey and his British teammate Tom Blomqvist, those fans lucky enough to have tickets to this limited event will be cheering along their home heroes as the team goes in search of more points.
“I’m really excited to be able to race in London again,” said Turvey in his team’s race preview. “As a British driver, it will be special to be able to race in the capital city in front of home fans. The new track at the ExCeL looks challenging with half indoor and half outdoor making it unique.
“I will be working hard with the engineers in the simulator to prepare for this new circuit. We have made progress over the last races, so I hope to be able to show this in London and achieve the best result possible for the team.”
Although Blomqvist was not racing in Formula E the last time it was in London, that serves as no advantage for any driver on this exciting new layout.
“It is great that we can finally return to London, as it’s another iconic city,” added Blomqvist. “It’s really cool that Formula E gets to race in the capital again after so many years.
“The circuit looks super tight, twisty and technical, with slow speed sections, so it’s going to be quite challenging in terms of getting the car set up right and over taking might be slightly difficult from what I have seen running on the sim. But, I think that it’s going to be another typical Formula E event – you’ve got to maximise what you’ve got.”
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