Formula E is struggling to secure a return to London despite enjoying support from city mayor Sadiq Khan, but is continuing to pursue various avenues for a race in the UK capital.

London hosted the Formula E season finale in 2015 and 2016 at Battersea Park, only for the race to be scrapped following heavy criticism and complaints from local residents.

Series CEO Alejandro Agag pushed to get London back on the calendar for both season three and season four at an alternative venue, but failed to strike a deal, and confirmed earlier this week that there is no firm progress to report.

"I don’t have any good news about that unfortunately," Agag said when asked about the possibility of London returning to the Formula E calendar.

"We’ve been discussing with different stakeholders in London. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is incredibly supportive of Formula E coming back. So are Transport for London and all the services of the city, because we had a great experience with them in Battersea Park.

"We’ve been talking with different councils, but the place we would like to race, [the owners] are not so keen on us racing in that location.

"So for the time being, we have no good news for London in particular.

"I hope to have good news at another point, but this is where we are at at the moment."

Formula E is currently one round into its fourth season, with the next race scheduled to take place this Saturday in Marrakesh, Morocco.


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