The City of Cape Town has been announced as one of the host cities of the all-electric Formula E racing tournament taking place in February 2022.
Cape Town will see its first ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race on 26 February 2022.
This is the first time an FIA single-seater world championship race will be staged in SA since the 1993 Formula One Grand Prix at Kyalami.
“Cape Town is pleased to be chosen as one of the cities to participate in the Formula E tournament,” said Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato.
“The event will unlock major investment, job creation, and tourism potential through identifying Cape Town as the racing destination of the African continent.”
“The City has the necessary infrastructure and skills to host an event of this size and we are confident that the event will further cement Cape Town’s global reputation as the world’s leading festival and event destination,” he added.
The 2021/2022 season for the all-electric series will start in Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah in January, in a night race.