Formula E announced today that five-star carrier and fastest-growing airline in the world Qatar Airways is extending its partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, becoming the race title partner for the Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix for the second straight year, as well as putting its name to the season finale event in New York against the backdrop of Lower Manhattan.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the electric street racing series and the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater category in Motorsport. Formula E brings electrifying wheel-to-wheel action to some of the world’s leading cities, racing against the backdrop of iconic skylines such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Rome.
It is because of what Formula-E strives to do for the future of Motorsports that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker chose this direction. He said that his company looks forward to joining up with Formula-E and their efforts to be more enivormently friendly.
“As an airline which is always ahead of the curve and driven to innovate, it makes perfect sense for us to extend our partnership for flagship events this season as the official airline partner of the future of motor racing, through Formula E. With its ability to deliver thrilling racing events using the very latest environmentally-friendly technology, Formula E has demonstrated that this incredible sport is continuing to set the pace and win more new fans wherever their races take place.”
This coming year marks the third edition of the Paris E-Prix which will be held on April 28 and the New York City E-Prix double-header on July 14 & 15. Qatar Airways will also be the official airline partner for the inaugural Rome E-Prix on April 14 around the streets of the Italian capital and the Berlin E-Prix on May 19.