The air travel giant Qatar Airways has announced today it will be title sponsor to the Paris and New York races, as well as increasing its ties with the series, as it becomes the official airline partner for Rome and Berlin.
After being announced as one of the series' main sponsors last season, the Qatari airline has been announced today it will continue to sponsor the ever growing fully-electric championship.
Last season, the five-star airline was title sponsor to one of Formula E's most iconic races, the Paris ePrix. Qatar Airways will be title sponsor of said race once again, in addition to the New York ePrix, where the season will come to an end, after the Montreal ePrix was called off.
At the same time, Qatar Airways will become official airline partner to the Rome and Berlin races, to be held in April 14th and May 19th, respectively.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, expressed his enthusiasm: "After another enthralling season last year, we’re delighted that Qatar Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to Formula E by extending its partnership and becoming race title partner of not only the Paris E-Prix, but for this season, the New York City E-Prix as well".
Following the Spaniard's words, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker coveyed that "As an airline which is always ahead of the curve and driven to innovate, it makes perfect sense for us to extend our partnership for flagship events this season as the official airline partner of the future of motor racing, through Formula E.
"With its ability to deliver thrilling racing events using the very latest environmentally-friendly technology, Formula E has demonstrated that this incredible sport is continuing to set the pace and win more new fans wherever their races take place".
Formula E will go racing again in February 3rd in the streets of Santiago de Chile, as the series lands in the South American country for the first time on its history, racing in the heart of one of the continent's biggest cities. Felix Rosenqvist and Mahindra Racing lead both standings and aim to defend their position in Chilean soil.