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Formula E has been hosted on the African continent before in Morocco (Marakesh), but with the hard work of e-Movement together with their founding partner Jaguar South Africa and the City of Cape Town a date has been secured on the provisional calendar - 26 February 2022.
e-Movement’s Iain Banner has revealed that Cape Town signed a five-year deal with the possibility to extend the deal for a further five years.
It's been a long time coming, but finally, after 29-years, an FIA World Championship single-seater racing series will return to the shores of South Africa, and it's Formula E!
The Cape Town ePrix “will definitely lift our economy to a new heights” Cape Town Mayor, Dan Plato said.
Plato has reassured e-Movement that the City of Cape Town will “roll out the red carpet” for the Formula E championships' arrival in 2022.
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It also allows the series to race in cities that have air pollution restrictions as these cars are emission-free.
The Cape Town ePrix track will route around the Mouille Point and around the Cape Town stadium and is anticipated to be one of the fastest circuits on the world series.
“The experts tell me that our track is probably going to be one of the fastest circuits on the Formula E calendar,” Banner said. “So we are going to see some very tight racing. And I think what people are seeing with Formula E is its dynamic.”
2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E World Champion Antonio Felix da Costa is excited by the prospects of racing around the Cape Town Stadium.
"It's amazing to race around a World Cup stadium that's already I big thing for us, and I love Formula E because of that," Da Costa said. "I am sure that we are going to pull off an amazing event."