Fox Sports has signed a multi-year deals with the FIA Formula E
Championship and the International Motor Sports Association.
Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series, will
feature open-wheel cars powered exclusively by electricity. It’s
designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles
and sustainable motoring.
The series will feature 10 teams competing in one-hour races
using Formula cars capable of reaching speeds of more than 135 mph
with zero emissions.
Six teams have been signed for the first season, including
Andretti Autosport, the first U.S. team to join, China Racing, and
British-based Drayson Racing. The deal includes exclusive and
non-exclusive online and mobile transmission rights.
The races begin in September 2014. Los Angeles and Miami are
among the 10 cities on the schedule.
Fox and IMSA inked a five-year deal that solidifies United
SportsCar Racing’s home on television through the 2018 season. The
new series includes the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the
American Le Mans Series and will be sanctioned by IMSA.
The 2014 schedule is still being finalized.
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