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Wembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race – Motor Racing – Sport – The Independent

Sunday 22 September 2013
It is more accustomed to playing host to legions of worse-for-wear football fans. But the streets around London’s Wembley Stadium are being considered as the location for the UK’s first electric single-seater car race, according to organisers.
As the counterpart to Formula One’s race through the streets of Monaco, the plans would bring a spark of glamour to an area more renowned for burger vans and beer cans than casinos and champagne.
The new Formula E electric racing series will launch in September next year and has cars with a top speed of 150mph – nearly as fast as those in F1. All of its races are held on city streets and its chief executive, Alejandro Agag, says he “is looking at Wembley as well as Westminster and the Olympic Park in Stratford”.


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