Hyderabad is all set to host Formula E-racing on February 11, 2023, as has been reported all over the media. A managing committee, headed by Telangana MA&UD minister KT Rama Rao and Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, has been formed to look after the arrangements, including event preparation, review of the progress of the works, marketing, and outreach.
India had earlier hosted Formula One Race at Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida from 2011-13. With the new e-racing championship, India will be back on the global motorsports map, and Hyderabad will become the only city from India and one among the 13 cities across the globe that will be hosting Formula E racing.
The championship is an electric-powered single-seater championship that started in 2014 and was granted World Championship status by FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Motor Sport Council on June 29, 2022. Hyderabad is now set to host the first ever ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race.
While Formula One is hosted in purpose-built circuits, Formula E, also known as E-Prix, the races are held on the street circuits, thereby promoting electric mobility and racing to the fans, say the organizers.