The event, held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), was hosted by Dato’ Seri Johann Young, a founding partner and investor of series promoters Formula E Holdings and Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E.
More than 150 invited guests including media, corporate and government sectors were on hand to attend the launch which also saw the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car on display – only the second time the fully-electric race car has been shown in Asia.
The launch also included a special forum on Formula E and sustainability attended by the Mayor or Putrajaya YBhg Tan Sri Aseh, YBhg Dato’ Sri Johann Young, Alejandro Agag and representatives from Formula E’s partners including DHL, TAG Heuer, Michelin and Renault.
Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric single-seater race cars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h. The series will compete in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities including Putrajaya, Los Angeles and London. Ten teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head to create a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fan whilst accelerating the electric vehicle market and promoting sustainability.