Address: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom
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Circuit type: Temporary street course
Formula E is set to bring electric racing back to London and the UK in 2020. Set to take place on 25th and 26th July, the event will utilise a unique indoor/outdoor 2.4km circuit, through the Royal Docks, with the starting grid located inside the ExCeL exhibition centre.
ExCeL has signed a multi-year agreement to host the revived London ePrix, bringing the all-electric series back to the UK for the first time since the last of the Battersea Park events
The final circuit layout will be subject to revision and homologation, but will feature a significant portion indoors, with the remainder hugging the side of the building next to the River Thames. Access to the interior of the exhibition hall is via access ramps, which should add another twist to proceedings - provided the maps released by Formula E are to be believed.
Other features of the circuit include what looks to be a very tight series of switchback hairpins on the northern side of the track, while at its eastern fringe it skirts around the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and through a car park before disappearing back inside the ExCeL building.
It's definitely different, though it remains to be seen how raceable - or easily watchable - it will prove. Only time will tell.
The London ePrix is located at London ExCeL in East London, United Kingdom. London City Airport is immediately adjacent to the circuit, while all of London's main international airports are within around an hour's radius.
As with all Formula E events, public transport is the favoured way to reach the circuit. ExCeL has two stations of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) on campus, Custom House and Prince Regent, which connect into the rest of the London Underground via the Jubilee Line. The UK's first urban cable car, known as the Emirates Air Line, also connects ExCeL London to the O2 and North Greenwich tube station.