|The Formula E launch in Putrajaya|
London | 25 Dec 2014 — Well, what a year it’s been. It began in Las Vegas showcasing the Formula E car running for the very first time and 12 months later we’re seeing the chequered flag waved on our third successful race in Punta del Este. It’s been a fantastic 2014 and my thanks goes to all our investors, teams, drivers, partners, event operators, the FIA and, of course, our staff for making this happen.
It still amazes me to think that a little over two years’ ago we had nothing. No cars, no teams, no drivers, no circuits, no TV broadcasters and no sponsors. In fact, many people thought Formula E would never take off.
But with a great team, together with the FIA, we knew we had something very special and little by little the series has grown into what it is today – the world's first fully-electric single-seater series.
I must also pay special thanks to all those who backed us from the very start and who shared in our vision to create a championship for a new generation of motorsport fans with sustainability at its very core.
Finally, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
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