Racing driver Sims heads to Monaco to compete in Formula E World Championship

Clapham racing driver Alexander Sims returns to action in The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this weekend as a showcase of motorsport’s past, present and future is set for the streets of Monaco.

Despite having raced on the celebrated Monaco streets before, this will be the first Formula E race taking place as a full FIA World Championship and the first to be contested on the new, longer track layout to give it a fresh twist for fans.

The circuit is only five metres shorter than the traditional Grand Prix track and its redesign for the future of motorsport harks back to the sport’s heritage – using the same route for the inaugural 1929 Grand Prix in the principality.

Sims’ stock continues to rise in Formula E since moving to Mahindra Racing from BMW i Andretti Motorsport ahead of the season, notably securing second place at round four in Rome. He currently sits in 13th place in the drivers’ standings.

You can catch all the action from the Circuit de Monaco in Round 7 of Season 7 of The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Website from 14:30 BST on Saturday May 8.



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