Formula E Considers India as Possible Venue
October 8, 2012
The promoters of the brand new FIA Formula E series are reportedly considering India as a venue for a race in their inaugural series in 2014.
The series will involve cars powered by electric energy.
Governing body FIA President, cialis Jean Todt, capsule has signed a deal with a group of investors, health Formula E Holdings Ltd., to stage the Formula E series, which will feature 10 teams and 20 drivers. The series will use cars powered by electric energy.
Mumbai has been mooted as possible venue and JPSI, the owners of Buddh International Circuit, the venue of the F1 Indian Grand Prix, said that they are “open to the idea” of holding the race.
Brian Sims, F1 consultant, told iSportconnect: “Electric racing in India? Monaco has Casino Square……perhaps Formula E”s around the Magnicent Exotic Marigold Hotel? It might just work.”
Mark Gallagher, Managing director of CMS Motor Sport Consultancy, told iSportconnect: “If the FIA Formula E Championship visits venues such as the Buddh circuit in India, I think it will add credibility to the championship and show the extent of the ambition that the FIA and Formula E Holdings has for the series. Although Formula One commenced racing in India only last year, the enormous success of that first Grand Prix showed what can be achieved in India. It is a country which does not have the depth of motor sporting heritage that we take for granted here in Europe, but Indians love sport and they like technology.
“The relevance of Formula E to fast-developing nations is important. It underlines the fact that motor racing has a roll to play at a time when electrically powered vehicles are becoming mainstream within the automotive industry. Going electric doing not necessarily mean compromising on performance, and Formula E can really help push that message in markets which recognise that millions more cars using internal combustion engines is not a viable transport solution.”