The Inaugural Formula E Grand Prix To Launch In Monaco On 9 May 2015

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The Inaugural Formula E Grand Prix To Launch In Monaco On 9 May 2015
The first fully electric car series takes to Monaco’s world-famous racing circuit.

All India, 31st March 2015: On 9th May 2015, Monaco, one of the world’s most iconic racing destinations will host the first Formula E Grand Prix. The Formula E is a new FIA single-seater championship and the world's first fully electric car racing series. Formula E focuses around three core values of energy, environment and entertainment. It is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science and design - all combining to drive the change towards an electric future. For season one, Formula E includes 10 teams, each driving four Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E cars (two per driver), which will go head-to-head in creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motor sport fans. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability. Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings commented "Monte Carlo is known for staging one of the most prestigious motorsport events in the world so we’re honored that Prince Albert has agreed to let Formula E race through the same streets and I know the event is going to be a great spectacle." The eagerly anticipated race will take place on Monaco’s famous Grand Prix circuit, which includes instantly recognizable highlights such as the famous ‘hairpin’ bend. It will also take in the principality’s other iconic sights including the Casino Monte-Carlo, the world-famous marina with its luxurious super yachts moored next to the new Yacht Club de Monaco for the first time. Designed by Sir Norman Foster, the sleek and contemporary flagship building opened in June 2014 and is another symbol of Monaco’s eco-friendly future being designed to strict to HQE (Haute Qualité Environmentale) standards.

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