The Formula E Championship announced this morning that is is to return to London in the summer of 2020.
Running over the July 25-26 weekend, the race will take place in the Docklands area of the city, with the event to be run at a partially indoor event at the Excel.
Hopefully this will mark the beginning of consistent calendar stability for Formula E – an area where the category has not quite nailed down since its inception, although events in Paris, Hong Kong, Berlin, Monaco, Mexico and New York are showing indications of strengthening foundations.
It is an interesting move for Formula E, as this announcement not only marks a return to the UK capital for the series, but it does so at a time when discussions between the BRDC and Formula One regarding the future of the British Grand Prix are at something of an impasse.
With effort – and a touch of luck – the Docklands event will avoid many of the mistakes made during Formula E’s shortlived running at Battersea Park during seasons one and two and can see out Formula E in the capital far beyond this initial five-year deal.
Ultimately, does this mean Formula 1 will be moving to London just yet? Well, no. If anything, Formula One’s toe may just have been stubbed.