Formula E has finally gone public on its plans to host the London round of the inaugural championship in Battersea Park next summer.
The announcement was made at what was billed as the global launch of the series in London this week, but the race scheduled for June 27, 2015 remains far from certain.
The 200-acre Thames-side park in the London Borough of Wandsworth was announced by Formula E founder Alejandro Agag as the "chosen location" for the London fixture. His carefully worded statement about the plans, which were exclusively revealed by AUTOSPORT in March, was couched with words such as "hope" and "would".
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Gary Watkins has, for reasons best known to himself, devoted all his working life to covering sportscar racing. This season is his 25th as a motorsport journalist, during which time he has reported on major long-distance events on four continents and approaching 60 24-hour races. He reckons a degree in political philosophy makes him well qualified for covering the sometimes Machiavellian world of international sportscars.
Gary, who also writes for RACER, Autoweek, Motor Sport, Autocourse and others, lives in Surbiton but spends more time on the road than at home for most of the year.