Hariri mulls bringing Formula E to Beirut

Hariri mulls bringing Formula E to Beirut
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Published October 12th, 2017 - 10:44 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The FIA Formula E Championship
The FIA Formula E Championship

Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with CEO of the FIA Formula E Championship Alejandro Agag Tuesday to discuss the possibility of hosting races in Beirut. The Formula E Championship is a class using only electrically powered vehicles.

“They currently host races in cities all over the world ... and Beirut would be in my opinion a great venue for this championship. It is a very beautiful city and a big capital and we would love to make this possible,” Agag said, according to a statement from Hariri’s media office.

Beirut came close to hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1999, but the event was never realized.

The premier later met separately with Australian envoy Glenn Miles and the pair reportedly discussed developments in the region.

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