Season 9 – 2023 HANKOOK LONDON E-PRIX
London, UK – DS PENSKE prepares for final rounds 15 & 16 of the Championship
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship heads to the United Kingdom for the final two races of the season 9 on July 29th and 30th, 2023. This weekend’s races will mark the 3rd time the Championship competes in the streets of the ExCeL London. Situated at the historical heartland of the Royal Docklands, the ExCeL features a unique track that weaves its way both inside and outside of the exhibition centre. The 2023 Hankook London E-Prix will host the last two rounds this Saturday and Sunday at 5pm (local time).
After 14 eventful races in 7 months, DS PENSKE arrives at the final races working around the clock to translate the cars’ strong practice pace into better qualifying results to score the maximum points. The squad is determined to harness the full speed and capability of the DS E TENSE FE23 and maximize the opportunities to finish this highly competitive season on a high note. Jean-Éric Vergne, 2018 and 2019 double champion, remains 5th in the drivers’championship, and Stoffel Vandoorne, the reigning champion, 11th.
Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning Formula E world champion
‘Very excited to head back in London for this season finale! The team has been hard at work to draw learning from our performance and unlock more pace. We come fully prepared after spending time in the simulator and we are going to push to turn things around come this weekend!’
Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019
‘London E-Prix, last race of the season, we cannot win the Championship anymore so it is going to be important to finish on a high. I take this race quite cautiously, arriving here humble, working very hard with the team to maximize the potential of the car. It is a very tight circuit, qualifying is key as it is difficult to overtake, so we need to perform well during these sessions and I will definitely give it my all’.
The track – stats:
2.086 km track length
Race laps Saturday: 36 laps
Sunday: 34 laps
Race start time: 5h04”pm (local time)