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Qatar Airways broadens partnership with Formula E

Qatar Airways has agreed to expand its partnership with the Formula E electric car-racing series.

The airline will remain as title sponsor for the Paris E-Prix race in France for the second consecutive year and also back a number of other events in the 2017-18 season.

Qatar Airways will title sponsor the season-ending New York City E-Prix double-header on July 14-15. It will also serve as the official airline partner for the inaugural Rome E-Prix on April 14 around the streets of the Italian capital and the Berlin E-Prix on May 19.

Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “With its ability to deliver thrilling racing events using the very latest environmentally-friendly technology, Formula E has demonstrated that this incredible sport is continuing to set the pace and win more new fans wherever their races take place.”