The inside story of Formula E's London return

The inside story of Formula E's London return

Formula E's first London foray ended in acrimony as local residents helped end any chance of a Battersea return. Not to be deterred, FE worked quietly to get a much-desired London homecoming

It doesn't seem very long since UK platforms were again playing Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds' Three Lions 1996 hit with joy. In the summer of 2018, thanks to the performances of a young, talented and popular squad, the exploits of the England football team were merrily serenaded from afar with the song's most famous refrain: 'It's coming home'.

In 16 months time, that chorus will apply to UK motorsport, and, in particular, ABB FIA Formula E. The electric racing series, which has its headquarters in a high-rise block in Hammersmith, will return to London in the summer of 2020 for its season six finale.

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