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Flag of London.png London E-Prix
London E-Prix Poster 2015.png
E-Prix Details
Name Heineken London E-Prix
Location Flag of the United Kingdom.png London, United Kingdom
No. Held Unknown
Circuit Flag of London.png ExCeL E-Prix Circuit
Previous Circuits Flag of London.png Battersea Park Street Circuit
First Race Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2015 London ePrix I
Last Race Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2021 London E-Prix II
Only Race unknown
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2021 Heineken London E-Prix II
Pole Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 1:20.181
First Second Third
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alex Lynn Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans
Fastest lap Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns 1:21.635

The London E-Prix is a semi-regular motorsports event based in the City of London, UK, that serves as a round ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The London E-Prix has been staged six times in FE's history, having originally served as the season finale for both the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons with a circuit based around Battersea Park.[2]

The local residents of Battersea contrived to end the race in the local part after the 2016 visit, meaning London dropped off the calendar.[2] However, ahead of the 2019/20 season it was announced that a new venue had agreed to host the London E-Prix, with a new circuit created at the ExCel Exhibition Centre.[3]

Yet, the impact of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic would result in the two 2020 London E-Prix being cancelled, with the ExCeL Centre being turned into a temporary hospital to help treat patients.[4][5] Fortunately the race would make its return for the 2020/21 season, with the ExCeL making history as the first venue to hold an FIA World Championship event on a mixed indoor/outdoor circuit.[6]

City History

London's history as a city can be traced back to the Roman era, having been founded as Londinium in 43 AD.[7] London became the capital of England (or Britannia as it was still known) in 100 AD after its reconstruction, although the fall of Rome saw London abandoned.[7] However, after the construction of Westminster Abbey by Edward the Confessor, London was given its former status as capital once more, and one it has retained ever since.[7] Previously the largest city in the world from 1831 to 1925, London was often considered the financial capital of the world, a status that few may challenge, with many international businesses placing their headquarters in the British capital.[7]

Formula E History

London was among the first major cities to express an interest in the new FIA Formula E Championship, and duly signed an early deal with Formula E Holdings to join the inaugural 2014/15 calendar.[8] Further negotiations with Wandsworth Council resulted in Battersea Park being selected to host the race, with a circuit designed by Simon Gibbons constructed within the Grade II listed park.[8] The Battersea Park Street Circuit was duly approved on the 19 February 2015, and would host its first two ePrix in June 2015.[9][10]

Championship Concluder

London's position at the end of the 2014/15 season ensured that it served as the title decider, with Nelson Piquet Jr. claiming the inaugural FE Championship.[10] However, the entire race weekend proved controversial off the circuit, with protests by the local residents about the use of the Park by the series.[2] Indeed the Battersea Park Action Group made plans to disrupt any future races at the circuit, prompting concerns that the 2016 races would be cancelled.[2]

Indeed, it was only after FE Holdings agreed that the series would not return to Battersea after the 2016 visit that the 2016 London ePrix went ahead, reaching a deal with BPAG in June 2016.[2] This time, it was Sébastien Buemi who won the Championship in the Park, beating Lucas di Grassi in a shootout for fastest lap after the pair crashed together at the first corner.[11]

ExCel Exhibitions

The London ePrix subsequently fell off the calendar after the 2016 races, although FE CEO Alejandro Agag made it clear that it was a priority to restore the British capital to the FE timetable.[3] Negotiations with the ExCeL Exhibition Centre opened during the 2018/19 season, with a deal between FE Holdings and the ExCeL's owners duly announced on 5 March 2019.[3] The new circuit, christened the ExCeL E-Prix Circuit, would run around and through the exhibition centre itself, and serve as a double header to conclude the 2019/20 season.[3]

The Covid-19 Pandemic would curtail plans to complete the 2019/20 campaign in London, although the London E-Prix would finally make its FE return in 2020/21, serving as the penultimate round of the season.[6] Two races around the new ExCeL Circuit, which was modified from its originally proposed layout, were staged in July 2021, and would see Jake Dennis and Alex Lynn claim victory.[12]

Circuit History

After a successful negotiation process with the Wandsworth Council, as well as the London City Council, Battersea Park would play host to a double header which would serve as the season finale for the inaugural season, serving as the Championship's home round.[13] The London ePrix would also play host to the conclusion of the 2015/16 Championship, although a protest from a local action group put the double header in doubt.[2] However, negotiations were made to allow the season finale to be held, albeit at the cost that Formula E could not use Battersea Park ever again.[2]

An entirely new circuit, the ExCeL E-Prix Circuit, was built for the series' return to the UK capital in 2020, based around the ExCeL Exhibition Centre and the Royal Victoria Docks.[3]

Records

A full list of records for the London E-Prix ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in London E-Prix:

London E-Prix ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2014/15 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2015 Visa London ePrix I Battersea Park Street Circuit 27 July 2015[8] Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Report
2014/15 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2015 Visa London ePrix II Battersea Park Street Circuit 28 July 2015[8] Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird Report
2015/16 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2016 Visa London ePrix I Battersea Park Street Circuit 2 July 2016[14] Flag of France.png Nicolas Prost Report
2015/16 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2016 Visa London ePrix II Battersea Park Street Circuit 3 July 2016[14] Flag of France.png Nicolas Prost Report
2019/20 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2020 ABB FIA Formula E London E-Prix ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 25 July 2020[3] Cancelled[4]
2019/20 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2020 ABB FIA Formula E London E-Prix ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 26 July 2020[3] Cancelled[4]
2020/21 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2021 Heineken London E-Prix I[15] ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 24 July 2021[6] Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jake Dennis[16] Report
2020/21 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2021 Heineken London E-Prix II[15] ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 25 July 2021[6] Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alex Lynn[12] Report
2021/22 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2022 ABB Formula E London E-Prix I ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 30 July 2022[17] Report
2021/22 Flag of the United Kingdom.png 2022 ABB Formula E London E-Prix II ExCeL E-Prix Circuit 31 July 2022[17] Report

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 'Circuit Guide: London 2015', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-london.aspx, (Accessed 10/06/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 'FORMULA E GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR VISA LONDON EPRIX IN BATTERSEA', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 24/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/formula-e-gets-green-light-for-visa-london-eprix-in-battersea/, (Accessed 02/07/2016)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 'Register now: Formula E returns to London in 2020', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 05/03/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/february/london-e-prix, (Accessed 05/03/2019)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Matt Kew, 'Formula E's New York and London rounds cancelled', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 01/05/2020), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/formula-e-news-new-york-london-races-cancelled/4787296/, (Accessed 01/05/2020)
  5. Rachel Schraer, 'Coronavirus: ExCeL Centre planned as NHS field hospital', bbc.co.uk, (British Broadcasting Company, 24/03/2020), https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52018477, (Accessed 21/06/2020)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 'FIA publishes provisional 2020/21 Formula E calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/june/2021-race-calendar, (Accessed 19/06/2020)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 'London', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 08/06/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London, (Accessed 10/06/2015)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 'Rio returns as Formula E confirms inaugural calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 04/12/2013), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2013/december/rio-returns-as-formula-e-confirms-inaugural-calendar.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  9. 'Buemi’s stroll in the park', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 27/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/buemi-wins-as-edams-renault-clinch-team-title.aspx, (Accessed 30/06/2015)
  10. 10.0 10.1 'Bird hails ‘unbelievable’ end to season', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/bird-hails-unbelievable-end-to-season.aspx, (Accessed 30/06/2015)
  11. 'BUEMI WINS TITLE AFTER SPECTACULAR FINALE: VISA FASTEST LAP ENDS UP DECIDING THE 2015/16 FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/07/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/july/buemi-wins-title-after-spectacular-finale/, (Accessed 04/07/2016)
  12. 12.0 12.1 'Alex Lynn seals emotional maiden Formula E win in frenetic Round 13 on home soil in London ', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/07/2021), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2021/july/london-e-prix-round-13-results, (Accessed 25/07/2021)
  13. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named LonIIR15
  14. 14.0 14.1 'London ePrix double header confirmed for July 2/3' fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 30/09/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/september/london-eprix-double-header-confirmed-for-july-23.aspx, (Accessed 30/09/2015)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Georgina Yeomans, 'Heineken to title sponsor Formula E’s London ePrix', sportspromedia.com, (SportsPro Media, 05/07/2021), https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/heineken-title-sponsor-formula-e-london-eprix-2021, (Accessed 12/07/2021)
  16. 'Brit Jake Dennis gets the job done on home soil with victory in the Heineken® London E-Prix Round 12', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 24/07/2021), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2021/july/london-e-prix-round-12-race-report, (Accessed 24/07/2021)
  17. 17.0 17.1 'SEASON 8 CALENDAR: Cape Town, Vancouver and Seoul feature on most expansive Formula E schedule yet', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 08/07/2021), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2021/july/season-8-calendar-announcement, (Accessed 08/07/2021)
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