PHOTO CAPTION: Prototype Formula E race car.

Team China Racing Joins Formula E Championship

The electric car championship, scheduled to begin in May 2014, with first two cities signed on being Rio de Janeiro and Rome.

Published: 28-Feb-2013

PARIS -- Team China Racing is the second team to sign up for next year's environmentally friendly Formula E championship, which will feature zero-emission cars racing in 10 cities around the world.

China Racing was officially proposed to the sport's governing body as one of the 10 teams taking part. British-based Drayson Racing was the first team to sign up, while Rio de Janeiro and Rome are the first two cities to commit to hosting a race.

"The Formula E championship with single-seater cars is a FIA championship of the future. The future is not so far away," the president of auto racing's governing body, Jean Todt, said during a presentation in Paris on Wednesday. "In a few days we will have the opportunity of presenting the calendar, and I am sure we will have some nice surprises."


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