The #LondonEPrix – A Fan’s Experience

Formula eDiary

James Hedges is a London based motorsport enthusiast who attended the final round of the FIA Formula E season. Did the event live up to his expectations?


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A near sell out crowd of 30,000 spectators attending the penultimate and final round of the inaugural Formula E Championship at Battersea Park; which marked London’s first street race since 1972, when Formula 2 cars raced around Crystal Palace.  The atmosphere around the venue was very relaxing, more so than most other motorsport events such as Formula One or the World Endurance Championship, with the turnout a mix of hardcore motorsport enthusiasts, local residents seeing their local park transformed into a temporary racing circuit, and whole families – the low pricing for this event widened the appeal of the race and attracted a range of spectators across various demographics.

Despite being one of the criticisms of the series, the lack of noise from the…

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