SA Business and Community Leaders Back Call for Adelaide Formula E Grand Prix

The Australia Institute and a range of South Australian business and community organisations are calling for Adelaide to become a host city for the Formula E Grand Prix.

A full page advertisement in today’s Advertiser newspaper uses Australia Institute research to show that the idea of hosting the race in Adelaide is broadly supported by the South Australian public.

“Melbourne can keep the Formula One. Our research shows that South Australia is ready to look to the future and host the all-electric, ultramodern Formula E racing series,” said Noah Schultz-Byard, SA Director, The Australia Institute.

“Formula E plays to South Australia’s natural strengths: it’s motorsport, technology, renewable energy and an exciting street party all rolled into one and South Australia is the only State in the country that ticks all the boxes,” said Martin Haese, CEO, Business SA

“Formula E represents the future of international motorsport and with our superb track record for staging world-class events and our expertise in renewables, we’re in pole position,” said Jodie van Deventer, CEO, Committee for Adelaide

“Hosting a Formula E race in Adelaide, with an associated ‘Festival of E-motion’, is the 21st century evolution of motorsport that Australia needs,” said Valdis Dunis, Co-Chair, Formula E for Adelaide

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