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Future Seoul E-Prix Explored

Discussions begin between Formula E, Seoul about possible future race…

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A future ABB FIA Formula E Championship event could take place in Seoul, with series Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag having recently met with key officials in the South Korean capital.

The country hasn’t hosted a major world championship motorsport event since the last Formula 1 race at Yeongam in 2013.

“There is quite a good option in Seoul for us,” Agag told e-racing365. “We are dealing with the mayor in Seoul and they are very keen.

“I think there is a good opportunity to have a race there and we would love to go.

“Of course it is early stages yet but it is a strong option and with the two races we currently have in China then it would be an important place to be for us.”

South Korea is an important market for many of the manufacturers currently involved in Formula E while it is home to the sixth-largest automotive market in the world, with the likes of Hyundai, Kia and Ssang Yong all based in the country.

Agag says attracting a Korean manufacturer to Formula E is also an aim for the future.

“It would be great to have a manufacturer from South Korea and to have a brand from there in Formula E,” he said.

“We have a lot of manufacturers here right now and more coming [Porsche and Mercedes] but we don’t have anyone from South Korea and it is a country that makes a lot of cars and has good engineering technology.”

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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  1. Anon

    September 27, 2018 at 8:16 am

    The cherry on top if this came to fruition is if Jack Aitken (a part Korean driver) joined the grid around season 6.

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