China Racing, announced at the FIA headquarters in Paris, that “FIA Formula E Team China Racing” is the second team agreed with Formula E Holdings (the promoter) to be officially proposed to the FIA as one of 10 teams taking part in the forthcoming FIA Formula E Championship.
The Chinese team will race in the first season of the zero-emissions Championship in 2014 featuring cars racing on city street circuits powered solely by electricity. FIA Formula E Team China Racing also aims to be a constructor in its own right and to build their own Chinese electric formula cars within 3 years with support from Chinese EV manufacturers.
In the inaugural 2014 race, China Racing will use the new Formula E customer car supplied by Formula E Holdings, which is currently being developed by Spark Racing Technology (SRT), McLaren and Dallara. Throughout 2013, FIA Formula E Team China Racing will work with SRT and Formula E Holdings to test the customer car and promote the Championship globally across the 10 host cities planned for the first season.