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Formula E: Calendar
R1 |
Hong Kong, HK
R1 |
Hong Kong, HK
R2 |
Marrakesh, MA
R3 |
Buenos Aires, AR
R4 |
Mexico City, MX
R5 |
Monaco, MC
R6 |
Paris, FR
R7 |
Berlin, DE
R8 |
Brussels, BE
R9 |
New York City, US
R10 |
New York City, US
R11 |
Montreal, CA
R12 |
Montreal, CA
R1 |
Hong Kong, HK
16 Oct, 2016
HKT Hong Kong ePrix 2016 (50 Minute Highlights) - Formula E
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Hong Kong central harbourfront circuit

Track guide –HKT Hong Kong ePrix

Number of turns – 10

Track length – 1.860km

Past winners – Sebastien Buemi

Qualifying record – 1:03.099 - Nelson Piquet Jr

Lap record – 1:02.947 - Felix Rosenqvist 

A new addition to the FIA Formula E championship, the HKT Hong Kong ePrix is well and truly sparking the 2016/17 season into life. The circuit races around the streets of the central harbourfront against the stunning backdrop of the Hong Kong skyline, with famous landmarks such as the Observation Wheel coming into vision whilst the drivers are battling for a chance to put their name in the history books. For one driver, Techeetah’s Ma Qing Hua, this race is not only special for the championship, but a chance to give his local fans something to cheer about.

Practice makes perfect

In terms of balance there are still some things we need to set up but as it was shakedown we didn’t really push so it’s difficult to say how the car actually will be for qualifying and the race. We will really see in the morning session.

New beginnings

It takes a bit of time. The best overtaking spot I think is down into turn 1. The track is short and during the day the surface is changing because more cars are running and there is rubber whereas with a clear track you can obviously push a bit more. The grip level is also changing throughout the day so you are always learning.

Home comforts

I love this city. For me Hong Kong being in the season three calendar feels like a home race and I love the food here and of course the people. The race location is fantastic – I’m really happy to be racing in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong City Guide

History: From its earliest days as a British colony, Hong Kong served as a centre of international trade. In the turbulent years of the early 20th century, the city’s population was bolstered by refugees, mostly from China. The arrival of immigrants in large numbers helped launch a new role for Hong Kong as a major manufacturing hub. It also brought economically stimulating energy and industry to the city’s character. In recent decades, as the economy of Mainland China has undergone a process of opening up, Hong Kong has transformed yet again – this time into a service-based economy as well as an important gateway to the world’s largest market. – Hong Kong Tourist Board

Culture: Hong Kong has two main languages, Chinese and English, as well as Cantonese. The Currency is the Hong Kong Dollar. The City has a population of more than 7.3 Million people across all various languages and religions. Hong Kong is UTC + 8. Temperature wise, in October the average temperature is 27.8C/82F.

Where to eat – If you love oriental cuisine, you’re in for a real treat in Hong Kong. In Central there are over 570 restaurants.

  • If you are looking for some International cuisine whilst in town, check out Braza Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse. Ranked the no. 1 restaurant in Central on TripAdvisor.
  • Calling all Dim Sum fans, Ding Dim 1968 is the only place for you! Plus, it is very reasonably priced.
  • If you are looking to spend a little bit more, then Ho Lee Fook offers incredible atmosphere and out of this world chicken wings.
  • Enjoy Indian food? Love an open kitchen? Why not try Bombay Dreams!

Where to drink – The best place for an aperitif? 

  • Try M Bar, a rooftop bar with a view of the city.
  • If cocktails are your thing, then make your way towards Quinary
  • Le Boudoir is a stylish and hidden basement bar in Central.
  • Looking for a rock bar? Check out Rockabilly.

What to do - Thanks to the incredible location of the track, any Formula E fans staying nearby and looking for something to do, we recommend checking out:

  • Take a spin on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel
  • Make a visit to the Hong Kong Park
  • Check out Hollywood Road if you like your shopping
  • Pay a visit to the International Finance Centre

During the weekend of the HKT Hong Kong ePrix, there will activities, left, right and centre on and off the track. With something on offer for the whole family. The ePrix takes place on Sunday October 9th around the Central Harbour in Hong Kong.

TIMETABLE:

SATURDAY 

10:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates opening

 

12:10

12:30

e-Touring Car Challenge Free Practice 1

Track

12:40

13:10

FRD Activity

Track

13:10

13:45

Roborace: DevBot driverless electric race car demonstration

Track

13:25

13:40

eRace

eVillage - eSport Arena

13:40

14:10

Formula E Drivers autograph session

eVillage - eSport Arena

13:55

14:15

e-Touring Car Challenge Free Practice 2

Track

14:25

14:40

Detroit Electric race car demo

Track

15:00

15:30

FIA Formula E SHAKEDOWN

Track

15:50

16:10

e-Touring Car Challenge Qualifying

Track

16:20

17:10

Kam Lung parade

Track

17:20

17:40

e-Touring Car Challenge cars positioning on the grid

Track

17:40

18:00

e-Touring Car Challenge Race (20 minutes)

Track

18:00

18:15

FIA Formula E Qualifying group lottery

eVillage - eSport Arena

18:15

 

e-Touring Car Challenge Podium Ceremony

eVillage - Podium

20:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates closing

eVillage

 

SUNDAY

08:00

08:45

FIA Formula E Non Qualifying Practice 1

Track

10:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates opening

 

10:30

11:00

FIA Formula E Non Qualifying Practice 2

Track

12:00

12:45

FIA Formula E Qualifying

Track

12:45

13:00

FIA Formula E  Super Pole

Track

13:25

14:00

Roborace: DevBot driverless electric race car demonstration

Track

13:50

14:05

eRace

eVillage - eSport Arena

14:05

14:35

Formula E Drivers Autograph session

eVillage - Podium

14:30

15:00

Lion Dance Parade (Official Ceremony)

Track

15:10

15:18

Drivers Parade

Track

15:30

 

Formula E cars positioning on the grid

Grid

16:00

 

2016 FIA FORMULA E HKT HONG KONG ePRIX (45 laps)

Track

17:00

 

FIA Formula E Podium ceremony

eVillage - Tamar Park

20:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates closing

eVillage

R2 |
Marrakesh, MA
19 Nov, 2016
Marrakesh ePrix 2016 (50 Minute Highlights) - Formula E
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Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan

R3 |
Buenos Aires, AR
24 Jun, 2016
Senna & D'Ambrosio Drive Juan Manuel Fangio's Cars
14 Jan, 2015
Buenos Aires ePrix podium ceremony
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Circuito de Puerto Madero

Circuit Guide

Just a stone’s throw from the park that the Buenos Aires ePrix calls home is a statue of Juan Manuel Fangio and his title-winning Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 car. It’s an illustration not just of the transition from the past to the future of motorsport an electric racing, but also a symbol of the Argentinian fans’ love of motorsport. And they have been treated to two fabulous races on the 2.4-kilometre circuit. In season one, Antonio Felix da Costa triumphed in the most unpredictable race to date, while in season two Sebastien Buemi almost won from 18th on the grid, but denied by a superb drive by Sam Bird.

Driver's Guide
Antonio Felix da Costa, season one winner

“Argentina has a racing background which is good for Formula E when we bring the racing out into the streets, I think it makes it really easy for people to go to the track and watch it. I think it was one of the best races with everything combined with all the fans and the track. I think we’re in for a really nice time and race, with a lot of people and lucky feathers and there’s really good food around there as well so I’m really looking forward to go back! 

“You know these kind of race races; Malaysia and Buenos Aires, anything that hot is what we train for. We do some special training dedicated to that. It’s never a big issue for us drivers and I think it’s a bigger issue for the cars. I don’t think any car at the end of the day stopped with a temperature problem (in Putrajaya) but it definitely slowed everybody down, it altered everyone’s strategies and how much everyone was using the regeneration. It’s certainly very tricky and changes everything for the teams and the drivers, and it’s very easy to make a mistake. But at the end of the day for you guys outside watching it, it’s going to bring more interest and it’s going to bring everyone closer together. 

If you can line someone up there’s a good overtaking spot at turn four. Obviously turn one and then turn seven, and I think before the last chicane is also a good opportunity. Everybody is very sensible in Formula E, and that’s a good thing. Every driver has a lot of respect for each other. We have not seen in season two any stupid crashes from the racing so far and that’s the beauty of Formula E when you bring professional drivers together, it gives for good racing. I think this is where we really have an edge over other categories.”

R4 |
Mexico City, MX
19 Mar, 2016
Mexico City ePrix 2016 (50 Minute Highlights) - Formula E
12 Mar, 2016
Jack's Track Guide - Mexico City Edition! - Formula E
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Circuito Hermanos Rodriguez

Circuit Guide

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez has held numerous races from Formula 1 to the World Endurance Championship during its illustrious history and many different configurations. A brand new, 2.1km layout was created for the arrival of Formula E in 2016. At over 2500m, the track is the highest in Formula E – and one of the highest in the world. It was also the first time that a Formula E race took place on a ‘permanent’ road course. In the race Lucas di Grassi won on the road but was disqualified for being underweight, handing victory to Dragon Racing’s Jerome D’Ambrosio.

Driver's Guide
Salvador Duran, former Team Aguri driver 

“The first complex and approach to turn one looks like a very interesting corner, a very fast chicane. The second part where you exit, you’re already into another corner, you’re already into the oval and the normal part of the circuit. It’s going to be quite interesting to see how the drivers manage to exit with as much speed as they can. Turn four looks like a very slow corner to the right and then you get a lot of change in direction as you go through another left corner which is practically a U-turn. You have to be very careful on the exit as well because after that you have the straight before entering into the stadium.

I love it because there is one part that is actually a stadium. The configuration of the track means that we go through there on two occasions and I think all the people there are going to be so excited because being in the stadium, the excitement is going to be contagious! I really like that part and the other point is that we have so many grandstands along the start/finish straight and over the pits as well. It looks like it’s going to be very challenging. The best overtaking spot I’ve seen will be the entry into the stadium, that’s going to be the most interesting bit.

The fans here are really loud! They are really passionate. They are really excited about what we can offer because they really want to see a car running. I would say they don’t quite understand and even the media doesn’t understand Formula E cars. That’s why it’s going to be so good when we get there and show them what we have. It’s not only about the car, it’s also about the show Formula E brings to every single place it goes to.”

R5 |
Monaco, MC
Monaco|09 May, 2015
Race highlights: Monaco ePrix
09 May, 2015
Monaco ePrix track guide
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Circuit of Monaco

The Monaco ePrix returns to the Formula E calendar on May 13, 2017. Once again the track uses a modified configuration of the iconic GP street circuit. At just under 2km in length, the Formula E cars will use the same famous start/finish line before turning right and immediately towards the harbour, where they'll tackle a new hairpin before rejoining with the more familiar track configuration, including the well-known Tabac and Swimming Pool corners. Current champ Sebastien Buemi was the season one winner for Renault e.dams. 

Jarno Trulli, former Trulli Formula E driver and Monaco Grand Prix winner:

"I think it’s a reasonably good track and obviously the location is fantastic. It takes in half of the Formula 1 circuit, which is enough for the Formula E car and I’m sure it’s going to be good for overtaking. You can see that going down into the first corner there is a hairpin, then we head rearwards down towards the tunnel, where there is another hard braking with a possible overtaking point and then another hairpin. From there you head back towards Tabac and the Swimming Pool corners, which in Formula 1 were very exciting and challenging. In Formula E cars they will be easier, but nevertheless still a challenge, especially the exit of the Swimming Pool, which is going to be pretty slippery. The last two corners are familiar from the usual Monte Carlo circuit so all in all it looks pretty exciting."

R6 |
Paris, FR
27 Apr, 2016
Extended Highlights: Paris ePrix 2016 - Formula E
23 Apr, 2016
Jack and Dario's Track Walk: Paris Edition - Formula E
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Circuit des Invalides

Circuit Guide

Paris - The City of Light – is one of the most famous in the world. France is the country where motorsport as we know it today was created and the city itself is part of that history. At just 1.9 kilometres, the track is the shortest used in season two, although the Monaco track used in season one was shorter. The race takes place around the historic Les Invalides complex, where a sold-out crowd will have plenty of local heroes to cheer on.

Driver's Guide
Loic Duval, Faraday Future Dragon Racing

 “I joined the series last year in the middle of the season and I saw the calendar for this year and I was thinking, of course you expect Formula E to go to city-centres, in the best cities around the world, and you really wanted Formula E to be in Paris. I think it’s well deserved for the city, and the championship to be able to race here. To have a sports event in the city-centre is always positive, to bring the race to the people. When the red lights go out, it’s our turn as racing drivers to make the show a little bit special.

“It looks quite quick in some areas with medium and high-speed corners. Some areas look a bit tricky with really tight corners so there’s always going to be a way to manage the set-up between the fast parts and slow corners, that’s going to be something special. It looks like there are two long straights and a lot of opportunities to overtake to fight with the other guys, it looks really promising.

“I think with the experience of the Formula E guys and the organisation, we’ve been to tracks before where it’s been really difficult to drive, I remember Moscow last year and London and they’ve always managed to find a solution and now they have even more experience. In France we even have a famous cycling race which is the Paris-Roubaix, and there are these kinds of roads. In a way also, if it was possible to have these kinds of difficulties, it would make the race more special and the track more special, we’ll see how it ends up.”

R7 |
Berlin, DE
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Karl Marx Allee circuit

Circuit Guide

The Berlin ePrix has switched venues for season two. With the Tempelhof Airport facility unavailable, a new track has been created in the Mitte district of the German capital. The 2-kilometre track, which has historic Alexanderplatz and the TV tower as a stunning backdrop features 11 turns and winds its way around Strausberger Platz and towards Alexanderplatz with the pitlane on Karl-Marx-Allee. The season one race was won by Lucas di Grassi on the road, but he was disqualified for a technical infringement, handing victory to Jerome D’Ambrosio.

R8 |
Brussels, BE
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R9 |
New York City, US
27 Sep, 2016
New York City ePrix - 3D Track Map
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Brooklyn circuit

R10 |
New York City, US
27 Sep, 2016
New York City ePrix - 3D Track Map
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Brooklyn circuit

R11 |
Montreal, CA
03 Jul, 2016
Hong Kong, Marrakech, Montreal, New York! - Formula E Season 3 Calendar Revealed
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Montreal ePrix Street Circuit

R12 |
Montreal, CA
03 Jul, 2016
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