Round 7 of FIA Formula E Championship set in Long Beach, California

Article by Christian A., on May 28, 2014

The seventh round of the inaugural season of the FIA Formula E Championship will occur at Long Beach, California, on April 4, 2015. The race, to be known as the Long Beach ePrix, will be one of the two parts of the Legacy Programme that provides free access to fans.

The program is aimed at attracting university students from the proximate areas to appeal to a new generation of race fans as well as to promote the EV industry. Formula E is the FIA’s new open-wheel championship that uses electric race cars that could cruise 150mph and beyond.

So far, 10 teams have confirmed their participation, including Michael Andretti’s Andretti Autosport and Jay Penske’s Dragon Racing. Each team is allowed to field two drivers. Four racers have been announced, including Lucas di Grassi of Audi Sport Abt Formula E Team and Jaime Alguersuari of Virgin Racing Formula E Team.

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster has pledged his full support to the FIA Formula E Championship. Foster remarked that Long Beach is proud to be among the “elite group of international cities” hosting the FIA Formula E Championship.

Foster himself is a long-time EV owner and is an expert on energy issues. He quipped that the Long Beach ePrix will attract a new generation of motorsport fans to the streets of Long Beach.

Championship promoters Formula E Holdings chose Long Beach as one of the 10 race venues due to its commitment to sustainable mobility as well as to its success in hosting large scale sporting events.

Gil de Ferran, former IndyCar legend and Formula E ambassador, added: “Long Beach is an iconic track. It is the most famous street circuit in North America and is a little bit of a tradition in American motorsport. It says a lot for Formula E that it is racing at such a venue. [source: Formula E]

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