San Francisco in California are in talks with Formula E about hosting an ePrix in the future. The United States of America already hosts two ePrix’s at Miami and Long Beach and it is unclear if one of these events will be replaced, or if San Francisco will be added to the calendar alongside these races.
Formula E are not sure when the race could be added to the calendar, as talks are only in the early stages of development.
Formula E are looking to expand the calendar gradually over the next couple of years, but they have received a large amount of interest from cities all over the world, but Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag confirmed that they are talking to representatives from the Californian city over hosting an ePrix.
“We are talking to people in San Francisco and we would love to have a race there. We are looking at areas that we could race, as after the Americas Cup there are some places that we can race and put down a paddock,” said Agag.
This means that the race is more than likely going to take place around the San Francisco Bay, which will have some stunning scenery such as the Golden Gate Bridge in the background or the San Francisco skyline as a backdrop.
However, the Californian city is not the only city that have declared an interest in holding an ePrix after the first six rounds of the championship. We are told by Agag that over 180 cities have applied to host an ePrix since the start of the championship in Beijing.
“We have had over 180 cities around the world who have requested to have a race in their city, which I think is a fantastic achievement for Formula E.”