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Formula E donates $500,000 MXN to Mexico City’s reconstruction

Following the announcement that the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be donating all profits made from Mexico City E-Prix (March 3) ticket sales to the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Mexico City, Formula E’s Co-Founder and Deputy CEO Alberto Longo kick-started the fund with an additional $500,000 MXN donation on behalf of the all-electric racing series.

The reconstruction work follows the devastating earthquake that hit the city in the early afternoon of September 19 2017, which measured 7.1 in magnitude. Causing widespread devastation throughout the city, one of the most affected areas was the borough of Xochimilco, to the south of the city. With its walled canals, gardens and colourful flat-bottomed boats, this World Heritage Site has long been a popular destination for tourists, rowers and canoeists.

Formula E’s donation will contribute directly to the rehabilitation of the Olympic rowing and canoeing Virgilio UribeTrack, rebuilding the infrastructure and renovating the interiors, including the changing rooms, gym facilities and electrics. With the support of the series and fans, the heritage of the much-loved Olympic infrastructure in the city will be preserved for years to come.

“In each city that the ABB FIA Formula E Championship competes in, we seek to highlight topics of conversation important to those cities and support the residents living there through our Legacy Program,” said Alberto Longo, speaking at the Virreinal Hall of the Ayuntamiento Palace in Mexico City. “This is why Mexico City has sought to promote the continued efforts and support needed for all those affected by the earthquake. Formula E wants to join the ‘Fuerza Mexico’ movement and are proud to support those in need.”

Alongside Longo was Jose Abed, FIA Vice President and OMDAI FIA Mexico President, Miguel Angel Mancera, Mexico City Governor and the city’s Sports Minister Horacio de la Vega. “For the third year running, Formula E – which is the ultimate expression of technology and cutting-edge motorsport – will be in Mexico and the thousands of fans who come to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will see the evolution of these electric cars”, said Jose Abed.

Marking Formula E’s third race in Mexico’s capital city, this year’s E-Prix on March 3 will leave behind a lasting legacy thanks to the support of its fans and followers.

To get your tickets and make a difference to the reconstruction of Mexico City, click here.

The cost of tickets will consist of a single donation per ticket of $50.00MXN, for any place at Foro Sol, Grandstand one and Grandstand two.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Palacio de los Deportes ticket offices, next to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. 

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