The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Eknath Shinde and the Union Road Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari pleaded with the Formula E race organizers to hold their upcoming event on the Mumbai-Nagpur Balasaheb Thackeray Samruddhi Highway.
22 drivers from top automakers including McLaren, Maserati, Porsche, Jaguar, Nissan, and Mahindra Racing will compete in the Hyderabad E-Prix on February 11 against the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake as part of the fourth round of the Formula E World Championships, which will be held in India for the first time.
The Formula E World Championship, a single-seater electric car racing series, is a division of the FIA Shinde and Gadkari wished best luck to the Hyderabad E-Prix on Thursday night at a promotional event at the Gateway of India, where they also unveiled a new E car, 30 days before the race. The Formula E team is being warmly welcomed to Mumbai. “We are very glad to welcome the Formula E team to Mumbai. I told Anil ji [Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, Founder of Greenko and Ace group, who are behind the Hyderabad leg of the race] and Gadkarisaheb that this race should be held in Mumbai. The competitors will be pleased to race at across the new Balasaheb Thackeray Samruddhi [Mumbai-Nagpur] Highway. The concept behind this championship will power us through a sustainable future,” added the chief minister.