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  • Formula E Prix was scheduled to be held in Hyderabad on February 10, 2024
  • The inaugural electric race in the country was held in February last year with Telangana

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The second Formula E race in India was slated to be held on February 10. Formula E has alleged a breach of contract by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department (MAUD) that falls under the control of Telangana government

Formula E cancels Hyderabad E-Prix, alleges breach of contract by new Telangana Government

Formula E on Friday officially announced that the Hyderabad E Prix, scheduled for February 10, 2024, has been cancelled.

The second Formula E race in India was slated to be held on February 10. Formula E has alleged a breach of contract by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department (MAUD) that falls under the control of Telangana government.

"The cancellation comes following a decision by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department (MAUD), under the control of the Government of Telangana, not to fulfil the Host City Agreement signed on 30 October 2023," Formula E said in statement on Friday.

The inaugural electric race in the country was held in February last year with Telangana's then IT Minister KT Rama Rao playing a huge role in bringing the race to Hyderabad.

However, KTR's BRS party lost the state election to Congress in December and the new government has not shown the same willingness to host the race.

Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and chief Championship Officer of Formula E, said, “We are extremely disappointed for the huge motorsport fanbase in India. We know that hosting an official motorsport world championship race is an important and prestigious occasion for Hyderabad and the whole country. The President of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), Akbar Ebrahim, and his team have been incredibly supportive in bringing Formula E back to Hyderabad. They share our disappointment in the decision of the Government of Telangana, which means that it will not happen.”


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