The Miami Formula E race will be one of two races in the U.S. alongside Los Angeles on Feb. 14, 2015.
“I’m excited that we are serving as the event organiser for the 2015 Miami Formula E race,” said Michael Andretti, CEO for Andretti Sports Marketing. “We at Andretti Sports Marketing are committed to making this event a world class experience and we anticipate a long and great relationship with Formula E.”
Starke Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Andretti Sports Marketing, added: “Andretti Sports Marketing is excited to have the opportunity to host the Formula E Miami race in the spring of 2015. We are looking forward to working with Formula E to develop and organize this unique race around the streets of Miami. Formula E Miami will be a clean, green event’ for families to enjoy while demonstrating a commitment to the environment, utilizing the latest innovation and technology.”
Mayor of Miami, Tomas Regalado, said: “We are enthusiastic about the future organization and promotion of Formula E, the global championship for electric single-seater cars, founded by the Fdration Internationale de lAutomobile.”
Alejandro Agag, CEO of series promotes Formula E, added: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Andretti Sports Marketing to organize the Miami Formula E race. They bring with them a proven track-record of organizing not just large-scale motor racing events but providing spectators with an all-encompassing experience just as they have done with the Milwaukee IndyFest with its festival atmosphere, unique infield activities, family-fun rides and live entertainment. This is exactly the type of event Formula E will bring to the streets and people of Miami in spring 2015 and we’re looking forward to putting on a great spectacle.”
Formula E is a new FIA Championship featuring open-wheel cars powered exclusively by electricity and racing in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities. Designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles and sustainable motoring, 10 teams each with two drivers will compete in one-hour races using unique open-wheel cars. The U.S. races will also be broadcast live across the FOX family of networks, including FOX Sports 1, after the network secured the exclusive media rights earlier this year.