Formula E to make London return with ‘one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor’ track

(CNN)Formula E plans to stage a race in 2020 that will feature an indoor section as the sport returns to London. London previously held four editions of the electric car race between 2015 and 2016, with Sam Bird claiming glory on home soil in the second of the 2015 races. However, the Battersea Park Street Circuit used as the final event during Formula E’s first two years was scrapped after facing opposition, which accused the environmentally-focused series of harming the local green space area. Bird, who now has eight Formula E race wins to his name and 17 podiums, said that he was “delighted” by the news. He explained: “As a British driver and a previous London E-Prix winner, I’m …

Nico Rosberg: How gas-guzzling F1 champion turned into an eco warrior

(CNN)The irony is not lost on Nico Rosberg that he has gone from the excesses of Formula 1’s gas guzzling to effectively become an eco warrior. But now he is driven by making a far greater and greener impact than anything he believes he achieved at the wheel of an F1 car before his shock retirement after edging teammate Lewis Hamilton to the world title. Nico Rosberg on why he retired after winning F1 title Already on board for the event are the FIA, Prince Albert of Monaco and the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Some 50,000 attendees are expected over the three days, which includes the Green Tech Awards, of which the revered environmentalist Sir David Attenborough is a …