Formula E Selects Donington Park in the UK as Site For Headquarters / Team Facilities

FEB 2 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 2

Aerial View of Donington Park

Aerial View of Donington Park

Formula E has picked a site for its headquarters.

Formula E Donington Park Rendering

Formula E Donington Park Rendering

Construction began on January 2 on a 44,000 square-foot facility that will eventually become the headquarters for Formula E.

Located within the grounds of the Donington Park Racing Circuit in the UK, Formula E says it’ll construct “state-of-the-art facilities for each of the 10 Formula E teams, together with offices, stores and workshops for Formula E’s own operational staff.”

Per the Formula E press release:

“In addition, the Formula E teams – all of which have now been announced – will use the Donington Park circuit for their testing and development work on the fully-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E race car.”

Here’s a look at the finalized Formula E race schedule for the inaugural season:

Formula E Race Schedule

Formula E Race Schedule

In regards to the headquarters, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, stated:

“We looked at a number of locations around Europe but the British motorsport industry is regarded as the best in the world so it was an easy decision for us to be based in the UK and our new facilities at Donington Park provide the perfect central location for operating the FIA Formula E Championship. Being in the ‘Motorsport Valley’ also means we can take advantage of the technology and skills all around us, as we have already done through McLaren and Williams.”

“All 10 teams will soon have top facilities at their disposal in a modern, sustainable building, as well as direct access to the circuit to develop their cars. We are also just a stone’s throw from East Midlands Airport and the hub of our logistics partner DHL, meaning will we make substantial cost and emission savings. It’s also great for such an innovative and global racing series to be based at a historic race track like Donington Park and we’re looking forward to welcoming the teams.”

The headquarters and team facilities will be complete by April.  Teams will be allowed to move in starting in May.

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I think I might drive down to London to catch the race.
It should be interesting and the start of an era.
Monte Carlo is one of the most popular F1 races, because it takes place in a great location not the racetrack.
Formula E has the same advantage.

I really think you should.