Get ready for some Formula E action Cape Town! Jaguar and e-Movement announced on Friday, 9 July that Cape Town will be included as a host city for a round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in February 2022.
The announcement was finalised this week by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in Geneva following a scheduled meeting to approve the Season 8 calendar by Formula E Operations. As the founding partner to e-Movement, Jaguar South Africa supported the bid to host the first Formula E event in Cape Town.
“This is a historic first for our country and Jaguar South Africa is ecstatic to have been part of the team to secure Formula E for Cape Town and South Africa,” said Richard Gouverneur, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa.
e-Movement has been working very closely with the City of Cape Town and will continue to do so, to finalise processes so that all the requirements can be met to stage a successful event early in 2022. The news is welcomed by all role-players and is seen as a counter-Covid-19 measure to boost South Africa’s identity globally, revive the Cape Town economy, and re-establish Cape Town as a leading tourist amd events destination.
The Cape Town round will be the first FIA World Championship single-seater race in South Africa since the 1993 South African Grand Prix.
Cape Town’s Mayor Dan Plato, said the City is pleased to be chosen to participate in the Formula E championship.
“The event will unlock major investment, job creation and tourism potential through identifying Cape Town as the racing destination on the African continent. We look forward to working toward this event. The City has the necessary infrastructure and skills to host an event of this size and we are confident that the event will further cement Cap Town’s global reputation as the World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination,” said Plato.
2021/2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – Provisional Calendar
EVENT ROUND LOCATION DATE
1 1 & 2 Diriyah, Saudi Arabia 28 & 29/01/2022
2 3 Mexico City, Mexico 12/02/2022
3 4 Cape Town, South Africa* 26/02/2022
4 5 China (TBC) 19/03/2022
5 6 Rome, Italy 09/04/2022
6 7 Monaco, Monaco 30/04/2022
7 8 Berlin, Germany 14/05/2022
8 9 TBC 04/06/2022
9 10 Vancouver, Canada* 02/07/2022
10 11 & 12 New York City, USA 16 & 17/07/2022
11 13 & 14 London, UK 30 & 31/07/2022
12 15 & 16 Seoul, South Korea* 13 & 14/08/2022
* Subject to track homologation