Formula E – the electric street racing series – is pleased to announce a new partnership with Qatar Airways for the Paris and New York City ePrix.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar will be named the Official Airline Partner of the highly-anticipated Paris ePrix, as well as the title sponsor for round six of the FIA Formula E Championship, the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix – taking place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital on May 20.
The airline will also be named the Official Airline Partner of the first-ever New York City ePrix taking place in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 15 and 16.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said:
“We are delighted to be named the Official Airline Partner of the Formula E electric car races in Paris and New York. We are very pleased to be able to support this environmentally-friendly sport that promotes the latest technological innovations in producing alternative energy solutions for electric cars. Qatar Airways is committed to promoting the importance of sports in bringing people together through our many partnerships, such as this one with Formula E and with F.C. Barcelona.”
Alejandro Agag, Founder, and CEO of Formula E, said:
“It’s fantastic news that Qatar Airways is joining the electric street racing series as race title partner of Paris and Official Airline Partner for two of the flagship events on the Formula E calendar in Paris and New York. This partnership continues to show the growth of the series on a global scale; we are working closely with distinguished companies in a variety of industries and fields all over the world. I’m delighted to add Qatar Airways to the growing list of partners joining Formula E, demonstrating arguably the best partnership portfolio of any sporting platform.”
Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of many sporting events, including the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open and the Qatar Total Open, as well as being the official sponsor of F.C. Barcelona and Al Ahli Club in Saudi Arabia. The airline is also widely regarded as having one of the most modern and energy efficient fleets in the sky.
Qatar Airways, widely recognized as a leader in innovation and technology in the aviation industry, recently unveiled its new business class seat ‘Qsuite’ at ITB Berlin. The airline also announced the launch of the newly redesigned website as well as introducing high-speed broadband that will offer the same connectivity speed on board as on the ground in partnership with Inmarsat (GX Aviation).
About the FIA Formula E Championship:
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities – including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on the development of motor and battery components, which in turn will filter down to everyday contemporary electric road vehicles.
The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship sees 10 teams and 20 drivers go wheel-to-wheel in nine cities spanning five continents in the fight to be crowned Formula E champion. The inaugural season of Formula E sparked into life in September 2014 around the grounds of the Olympic Park in Beijing. The third season of the electric street racing series started on October 9 in Hong Kong, with the season finale double-header taking place in Montreal on July 29 & 30.
About FIA & Michelin – Today’s partners for tomorrow’s mobility:
As well as being the official Formula E tyre supplier, Michelin is an official partner, at the international level, of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. The programme is designed to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety initiated by the UN, the aim of which is to save five million lives over the next 10 years. This programme is set-up to educate and advocate for safer roads, vehicles and behaviours around the globe.