The UIM E1 World Championship adds Lake Como GP to its 2024 electric boat racing calendar


The UIM E1 World Championship adds Lake Como GP to its 2024 electric boat racing calendar

Nascent electric boat racing series E1 recently completed its third Grand Prix of its inaugural season. As the nine initial teams, led by a mix of celebrities and professional athletes, compete around the globe en route to the championship in Hong Kong this fall, E1 has added another gorgeous location for a summer GP – Lake Como.

The UIM E1 World Championship is a young but exciting new electric racing boat series announced in 2022. Since then, co-founders Rodi Basso and Alejandro Agag have assembled an impressive roster of team owners, including Tom Brady, Rafael Nadal, Steve Aoki, Sergio Perez, and, most recently, Will Smith.

E1 kicked off its inaugural season in February with the Jeddah GP in Saudi Arabia, in which Team Brady took 1st place, followed by Team Rafa. Brady’s team would score a second win during the series’ Venice GP in May, leading in points heading into the Puerto Banús GP in Spain, which took place earlier this month.

Team Miami, led by Marc Anthony, took first and now leads in overall points as we approach GP #4, which will take place in Monaco next month. Today, E1 announced Lake Como as a new addition to the 2024 race calendar alongside some slight changes to the number of total GPs this year.

E1 Lake Como
Source: E1 Series

E1 will race on beautiful Lake Como this August

Per a release by E1 earlier today, it has added the Lake Como GP to the 2024 race calendar, scheduled for late August.

The race across the waters of gorgeous Northern Italy will depart from the world-renowned Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in a nine-team bout that hopes to promote electric motorsports and draw awareness to sustainability across the world’s precious marine-centric regions. Per E1 CEO and co-founder Rodi Basso:

A destination that’s synonymous with luxury and elegance, Lake Como and the iconic Villa d’Este are the perfect fit for E1. The Lake provides ideal racing conditions that will amplify the jeopardy and competitiveness that has quickly become a hallmark of the Championship. Together with Villa d’Este, we will work to deliver a memorable and world-class race weekend experience unlike any other.

Like all E1 events, the UIM Championship will work alongside local partners, like Hotel Villa d’Este, to protect blue habitats like Lake Como. The addition of the Lake Como GP is a welcomed one but alters the original 2024 race calendar announced by E1 last December.

The race on Lake Como will replace a previous GP scheduled in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this September. We also noticed E1 nixed a separate GP in Geneva, which was originally scheduled for this coming weekend. Here’s how the revised race schedule now looks:

  • Monaco – July 27-28
  • Lake Como – August 23-24
  • Hong Kong (Championship) – November 9-10

With only three Grand Prix remaining this season, the title as the first-ever UIM E1 World Champion is still up for grabs. We will be following this exciting new electric boat racing league throughout the rest of 2024 and are working on attending a race event to share the experience with you.

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