Formula 1 powerboat London Royal Victoria Docks

Formula 1 Powerboat racing set to return to London in 2018

August 17, 2017

Formula 1 Powerboat racing is set to return to the River Thames for the first time in 30 years.

Chinese sports promotional company Tianrong Sports has announced that they will host a Grand Prix around London’s Royal Victoria Docks in June 2018.

The event will feature 24 drivers, with racing speeds of up to 140mph. The London Grand Prix will form part of the F1H20 World Championship season that includes races in Abu Dhabi, Miami and Harbin, China.

Li Haojie, chairman of Tianrong Sports, said: “London has a great sporting tradition and was a natural choice to showcase Formula 1 Powerboat racing.

“We look forward to the opportunity to expand our global fan base in London and give spectators the chance to experience one of the most electrifying live sporting events in the world.”

Sky Sports will broadcast the event in the UK.

Formula 1 powerboat London Royal Victoria Docks