Battersea Park Street Circuit
|Major events||Formula E 2015–2016|
|Length||2.925 km (1.818 mi)|
|Race lap record||1:26.790 ( Sam Bird, Virgin Racing, 2015)|
Battersea Park was home to the only motor racing circuit located in London, England from 2015 to 2016. It hosted the final two races of the 2014–15 Formula E season, and also the second season. The track was 2.922 kilometres (1.816 mi) in length and featured 17 turns.
There was controversy over circuit's installation in a Grade II* listed park, and it was announced in 2016 that the Formula E race would not be held there again.
The circuit was criticized for being too narrow and too bumpy, with Jérôme d'Ambrosio suffering broken suspension. A last-minute change to turn 1 had to be implemented and the race had to be started under a pace car.
There was controversy over the park circuit taking place in a Grade II* listed park, with opposition to the disruption the races and subsequent build period would cause to a free public space. Around the race weekends a majority of the park was closed to the public for four days with a three-week disruption period. The local community set up a group to oppose any further races in the park.
In June 2016 Formula E announced that, on the basis of understanding between Formula E and the Battersea Park Action Group, Formula E will not return.
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- "Save Battersea Park community group". Retrieved 2015-10-27.
- Council, Wandsworth. "Formula E - Consultation Forum meeting minutes | Wandsworth Council". www.wandsworth.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-17.