The Honourable Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, has officially launched the FIA Formula E Championship during a special event last week at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre , where Dato’ Seri Johann Young, a founding partner and investor of series promoters Formula E Holdings and Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E formally signed an agreement to hold the second Formula E race in the city on 18th October 2014. Signing for Putrajaya itself was Tan Sri Aseh Bin Haji Che Mat.
“I am delighted to be here today for the official launch of the 2014 FIA Formula E race in Putrajaya and to witness the unveiling of this remarkable car. I believe this event will be a very significant event, not only from the perspective of this race exclusively for electric cars, but for Malaysia it is a testimony of your confidence in us hosting this momentous event. Electric cars are the cars of the future and represent the next generation of vehicles for the global community,” stated Dato
Over 150 invited guests including Tunku Datuk Mudzaffa Bin Tunku Mustapha, Chairman of the Automobile Association of Malaysia, members of the press, as well as government and corporate officials also had the opportunity to view the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car.
Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric single-seater race cars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h. The series will feature 10 teams consisting of 2 drivers, will compete in 10 cities around the globe, beginning with Beijing. Other cities include Rio de Janerio, Punte del Este, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Miami, Monte Carlo, Berlin and London.