Formula E IS coming to Cape Town confirms founder ahead of big track reveal

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield meets Formula E co-founder Alberto Longo.

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Formula E will definitely arrive in Cape Town in February 2023, says championship co-founder Alberto Longo.

Bruce Whitfield interviewed Longo ahead of a big track reveal in Cape Town on Friday March 4.

There had been a back-and-forth last year over whether the parent city had lost the rights to host the E-Prix amid the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cape Town will join a club of illustrious cities around the world when it hosts the all-electric Formula E racing series next year.

We’re super excited about this opportunity… It’s submitted to the FIA ​​World Motor Sport Council celebrated in June, but it’s just a formality.

Alberto Longo, co-founder – Formula E

Whitfield asks Alberto Longo to sum up the excitement of Formula E for beginners.

We are fully electric and we race in the heart of the biggest cities in the world.

Alberto Longo, co-founder – Formula E

On top of that I have to say this is probably the most exciting race you will see today. There’s a lot of overtaking, a lot of action race after race… Plus, it’s not just masculine, it’s also feminine and family friendly.

Alberto Longo, co-founder – Formula E

The world is going electric. This means we have more manufacturers than any other championship has ever had, in a single season… Jaguar, Porsche, Mahindra, Nissan, Mercedes, Maserati…

Alberto Longo, co-founder – Formula E

Longo says Cape Town can expect a spectator crowd of around 30,000, with 23,000 seats in the stands.

Between 7,000 and 8,000 will be international visitors.

It’s a great honor to be here… to have the pleasure of racing here in front of Table Mountain…

Alberto Longo, co-founder – Formula E

Listen to Longo’s interview on The Money Show:

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