New York E-Prix
There is everything to play for in in the big apple, as Season 4 comes to a close with a spectacular double-header in New York City.
The Brooklyn circuit is framed by arguably the most famous backdrop in the world. The iconic statue of liberty and the Lower Manhattan skyline tower over the waterside track. The circuit twists and winds its way through the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, one of the oldest settlements in the United States. Formula E returns to New York for the second time this year. Last season’s race was the first motorsport event held in New York for over a hundred years and it did not disappoint, with gripping action from start to finish.
About the circuit
The Brooklyn circuit is a very technical track, which has been compared to the Circuit Des Invalides in Paris as one of the more difficult tracks in the Season’s roster.
The first turn is a sharp hairpin bend, with the cars still packed tightly from the starting grid. This will likely force a very intense start as the limited space pushes the racers into close contact. The drivers will continue to jockey for position going into the next two turns which form a tight chicane. All the straights on the Brooklyn circuit are relatively short, so there is not much opportunity to really build speed to accelerate away from the competition.
Finding the right line in each corner will be crucial. Turns 5 to 9 are packed close together, and the only real opportunity to reach top speed will be coming out of turn 9, round the long slow bend of turn 10 into the finish straight. The drivers will be under a lot of pressure to perform here in the Season 4 finale in New York, and this technical track will undoubtedly add to the challenge. Be sure to tune in for this unmissable race.
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