When the news first broke that Nicolo di San Germano, the promoter of UIM F1H2O was looking to stage a race in London again, I was particularly excited.
Having been born only 3 miles from Royal Victoria Dock and the fact that my grandfather used to work there, the venue had an added personal connection.
Today at London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency, F1H2O held a Grand Prix of London launch press conference.
The question Powerboat Racing World readers asked me to pose, ‘How do we get tickets for the event’?
The answer is that hospitality packages will go on sale in a weeks time and for those that want to spectate can expect free entry.
The logistics of spectator accommodation are being worked out between Tian Rong Sports, the Chinese company, which is underwriting the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of London and Newham Council.
Marit Stromoy was also on hand to answer questions.
She felt that the dock walls would make the course choppy and her team would have to work out their strategy with fast top speeds as opposed to acceleration.
With that in mind, Emirates Racing will be testing over a similar 2 pin course in Italy next week.
Jules Chappell OBE – Managing Director, Business at London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency said that the capital would be hosting 80 sporting events this year, that will generate £400 million in revenue.
The F1H2o race is one of those – Cor, Blimey, I can’t wait!