Formula E is the FIA's new electric single-seater race championship, with cars capable of speeds in excess of 225kmph - and it is planting its roots in Leicestershire.
With the announcement that Formula E's headquarters and team facilities will be based just 100m from the grounds of Donington Park Race Circuit, CEO of Formula E, Alejandro Agag said:
Construction work on the 44,000 square-foot premises began earlier this month, on January 2nd, and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for all ten teams, as well as accommodating over 150 Formula E staff.
Mr Agag said of the construction:
All work is set to be complete by the end of April, with the first teams moving in on May 1st.
Managing Director of Donington Park Racing Ltd, Christopher Tate, said:
The Business and Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, is also positive about the move. He said the decision to locate Formula E's HQ at Donington Park, shows how Britain's motor-sport industry is thriving and went on to say: