The FIA's new Formula E championship has officially unveiled its new headquarters at Donington as well as providing each team with their first car.

The headquarters will be where all of the participating teams are based, and the first batch of cars were delivered to Donington ahead of today's launch. Speaking during the unveiling to more than 250 guests - including e.dams co-team manager Alain Prost and recently confirmed Virgin Racing drivers Jaime Alguersuari and Sam Bird - Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said he hopes the new base will become a key hub for motor sport in the future.

"Today marks a very significant milestone in the genesis of the FIA Formula E Championship. In September 2013 we launched this incredible fully-electric 150mph car and after more than 3,000km of rigorous testing we're delighted to be now handing them over to our 10 teams," Agag said. "My thanks go to Fr?d?ric Vasseur and his team at Spark Racing Technology for making this happen and all our car partners - McLaren, Williams, Dallara, Renault and Michelin - involved in its development.

"Today we also officially welcome our teams into their new bespoke facilities, built to the latest environmental and sustainable construction standards. The Donington Park team, led by Kevin Wheatcroft and Christopher Tate, together with the North West Leicestershire Council, the Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Growing Places Fund should all be immensely proud of what they have achieved in such a short space of time. We're delighted with our new operational headquarters and very pleased to be a part of burgeoning British motorsport industry."

The inaugural Formula E season gets under way in Beijing on September 13.

 

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