Formula E In Montreal By 2016?

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has said that he expects to have the Fomula E Championship series hold a race in Montreal next year.

Formula E cars look similar to Formula 1 vehicles only they are powered by electric motors. The FIA-sanctioned series is brand new, having launched only last year with races in Beijing, Putrajaya, Punta del Este, Buenos Aires, Long Beach, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Berlin, Moscow and finally London.

Radio Canada reported Coderre’s comments on their website:

« I met the organizers of the series and for me, it’s a done deal. It is no longer whether, but when it will happen. I tell you that it will happen. There will be a Formula E race here in Montreal. A race in September 2016 would be a good rehearsal for the 375th anniversary of Montreal a year after, « said Mayor Coderre.

While nothing has been signed yet, Coderre was firm in his belief that the race is coming. « I tell you that it’s coming, » Coderre said.

Formula E regulations state that races be held in city streets which would be very interesting form a logistical standpoint. Members in the forum are already plotting potential circuits on the island.

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