Formula E signs letter of intent for Indian race

Indian team Mahindra Racing have been competing in the championship since its inception.

Formula E signs letter of intent for Indian race

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  • Formula E officials to explore viability of running race in Hyderabad
  • Series to partner with Greenko to deliver event

A Formula E race in India is looking increasingly likely as the series has signed a letter of intent with the Telangana State government.

The letter was signed in Hyderabad, the official candidate city, and means that Formula E officials will explore the viability of hosting an ePrix there.

In addition, the series has revealed that it will partner with renewable energy company Greenko to deliver the event.

An Indian race is something that Formula E team Mahindra Racing have been working towards for several years.

As the only Indian team competing in top-level single seater motorsport, Mahindra Racing have helped Formula E connect with the key Indian market and grow the series' fanbase there.

"We welcome Hyderabad and the State of Telangana’s interest in hosting a round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship," said Alberto Longo, Formula E's co-founder and chief championship officer.

"With this letter of intent we can further explore the exciting potential of returning elite motorsport to India."

According to Formula E, more than 20 cities are competing to be on its 2022/23 calendar, including Bournemouth in the UK and Eindhoven in the Netherlands.