Why London Formula E is so important

Why London Formula E is so important

The return of racing to London is a reason for celebration, and it could do a lot of good for motorsport. Just don't call the Formula E finale a street race, says GARY WATKINS

This is a great weekend for British motorsport. Or at least it is if you are a Londoner, born and bred, like me. Motor racing - and I must stress the word racing - returns to my city after an absence of nearly 43 years with two Formula E races this weekend.

The London ePrix in Battersea Park is the first motor racing in the capital since the Crystal Palace circuit closed its doors back in 1972.

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