Robin Frijns wins the New York E-Prix in July 2019 © FIA Formula E

Formula E’s stock is ever rising and the Netherlands has made a bid to host a race in the future based on what the all electric series can bring to the area. 

Formula Eindhoven is a foundation with a mission to bring a Formula E race to the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

With two hugely popular Dutch drivers in Nyck De Vries and Robin Frijns, Formula E having a race in their home country would be a very good idea.

The Oranje Army of Max Verstappen have taken over many F1 races and have forced a return to Zandvoort for Formula 1 proving motorsport is very strong in the region.

In the way that Sam Bird has been used to promote the return of the London E-Prix in July this year, his teammate Frijns has been very involved in the attempts to have a race in his home country.

He told Motorsport.com in July: “I try to help as much as possible.

“I know that the conversations have been going on for a while and now the city wants to be officially on the calendar. A lot still needs to be done, but it is certainly serious. Whether the race is coming in 2020-2021? I don’t know, but the sooner the better. “

The group want to showcase the technology of one of the most innovative cities in the EU and want Formula E to be the star attraction.

Nyck De Vries (NLD), Mercedes Benz EQ, EQ Silver Arrow 01
Nyck De Vries (NLD), Mercedes Benz EQ, EQ Silver Arrow 01 – Marrakesh e-Prix – © FIA Formula E

The foundation would set up complementary activities around the race to showcase everything Eindhoven has to offer and really believe that Formula E could bring a global perspective on Eindhoven as a leading player in modern innovative business.

Eindhoven Institute of Technology’s Professor Maarten Steinbuch said at a presentation today “This event fits the region. Electric driving is the future, companies like General Motors also say it: the future of the car is fossil-free.”

Peter Paul Laumans, one of the core players behind Formula Eindhoven has said that there is weekly contact with the FIA over a race but that the required investment level is not yet known and that it would not be feasible to expect a race before the 2021/22 season.

 

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