Formula E hopes to race with the public during its visit to Chile

From the electrical category, which this weekend begins its first World Cup, they are optimistic about the success of the vaccination plan of the trans-Andean country.

Alberto longo, co-founder and Deputy CEO of the FIA ABB Formula E, referred to the visit that the category of electric monoposts hopes to make to Santiago de Chile in June where it will be tried that the fans can approach the Parque O'Higgins.

Santiago de Chile was to host the first race in the history of Formula E as FIA World Championship, but finally that honor will have it Ad Diriyah, in Saudi Arabia, which this Friday will kick off the Season 2017 of the category.

Alberto longoHowever, all guns are now pointing for Formula E to visit Santiago de Chile on 5 6 and June and Longo, one of those responsible for the championship, assures that an attempt will be made to have an audience in the stands for the South American event.

“We are betting everything on that. The decision at the end, both of the mayor and the Minister of Sports was to postpone as much as possible to guarantee having an event that allows the attendance of the public " He explained.

"I believe that Chile, as a country, is being an example worldwide in vaccination, they are doing it very quickly, it is intended to have a high percentage of the population vaccinated by the time we are there, that will make the event very safe , along with the protocol that we bring from the outsiders, we hope we can obtain this permission to bring people to the event, which is what everyone wants ”, He added.

Formula ELongo also referred to the importance for Formula E to be able to start his new championship in Ad Diriyah with two night races this Friday and Saturday.

“Starting the championship, starting each of the seasons is always a milestone. The first of the races is probably the most important of all races throughout the year. But this year is even more special. COVID has hit hard all over the world, and obviously also in live events ”, said.

“The challenge we have had in this race was to get people out of a country like England, where most of our ecosystem is. We had great difficulty, but at all times we have collaboration both in the United Kingdom and especially here in Saudi Arabia ”, finished the leader.

After the two races at Ad Diriyah, Formula E is scheduled to race on April 10 in Roma, then visit Valencia, on the 24th of the same month, before traveling in May to Monaco (on the 8th) already Marrakech (on the 22nd) and then arrive in Santiago de Chile at the beginning of June.



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