India hosted its inaugural Formulation E race earlier this yr in Hyderabad and the town is presently scheduled to carry one other race on 10 February subsequent yr.
This was after the race was included within the final version of Formula E’s 17-race, 11-round calendar which was ratified by the FIA in October, regardless of Autosport revealing the race was in doubt previous to this after the organising group behind the occasion was disbanded in August.
On Thursday, Formulation E introduced that it was “in search of pressing clarification” with the brand new Authorities of Telangana after receiving a letter which “may affect the Hyderabad race”.
The assertion learn: “Following a latest official communication obtained from the brand new Authorities of Telangana, Formulation E is in search of pressing clarification of their contractual commitments beneath the settlement and the way it may affect the Hyderabad race.
“Based mostly on the content material of the letter obtained, Formulation E is worried the race will be unable to go forward as deliberate.
“Formulation E’s senior govt group met with the brand new management of the Authorities of Telangana instantly following elections earlier this month. Discussions have been ongoing since then.
“With the occasion only a few weeks away and in its last phases of preparation, Formulation E, companions and suppliers have already made important industrial investments within the occasion.
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A view of the Hyderabad monitor
“The inaugural Hyderabad E-Prix in February this yr returned nearly $84mil in Positive financial affect to the area, many instances greater than the overhead prices invested by Formulation E and the Authorities of Telangana.
“Hyderabad is ready to host the one official FIA World Championship occasion in India subsequent yr, alongside different iconic world cities together with Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin and London, as a part of a multi-year settlement between Formulation E and the Authorities of Telangana.
“Additional updates will comply with in the end.”
This yr’s race occurred at a road circuit situated subsequent to the Hussain Sagar lake in downtown Hyderabad, one of many largest cities within the nation, with main photo voltaic, hydrogen and wind vitality producer Greenko Group selling the race with help from the state authorities of Telangana.
Whereas the race went with out hiccups, many had been left unimpressed by the amenities obtainable to them within the paddock and criticism was levied on the monitor not being absolutely prepared for the occasion, with work persevering with contained in the paddock nicely into the race weekend.