New York E-Prix

Overview

Overview

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.



The circuit

When: 14-15 July 2018
Track length: 1.95km
No. of turns: 10
Season 3 Winner: Sam bird
Season 3 Lap record: Marc Engel (1:03.883) Daniel Abt (1:03.898)
Track direction: Clockwise

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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City guide

The Statue of Liberty is an iconic symbol of American freedom which for over a century has been the first welcoming sight for immigrants arriving in a new land.

The Statue of Liberty National Monument comprises Liberty Island, where the statue stands, and Ellis Island, which housed the immigration centre which processed millions of dreamers arriving in America for the first time. The site on Ellis Island is now a home to the fascinating American Museum of Immigration which documents their journey. You can get to the islands by ferry from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. The stunning panoramic view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline as you approach Liberty Island is worth the trip alone.

The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

The Empire State building was once the tallest building in the world, and while it may not hold that distinction any longer, it remains an amazing vantage point to take in the panorama of New York City.

Completed in 1931, the framework rose at an astonishing rate of 4.5 stories a week. The main observation deck, at 320m, provides you with an excellent view over central park to the north, the financial district of lower Manhattan and the statue of liberty to the south, and the districts of New York sprawling in every direction as far as the eye can see. On the clearest day, you can see up to 80 miles away, with five US states in view.

The Empire State building

The Gran Torre Santiago, the tallest building in Latin America, dominates the Santiago skyline. Its observation deck, Sky Costanera, gives visitors a panoramic 360 degree view over the city.

The tower is located just a few miles from the racetrack, so be sure to check out the bird’s eye view of the circuit before you head down to the Santiago E-Prix. Take in the beautiful surroundings: the foothills to the east rise quickly into the snow-capped Andes mountains which stretch as far as the eye can see.

Have a picnic in Central Park

Broadway is the most famous theatre district in the English-speaking world with over 40 large theatres, a huge variety of shows and millions of visitors every year.

The quality of the stars on the stage is phenomenal, and no trip to New York City is complete without a Broadway musical.  Buy tickets on the day from the box office in Times Square to get great discounts. Getting tickets this way often means you don’t what you are going to see until the last minute – no bad thing when the quality is so high everywhere!

 

Watch a show on Broadway

The Championship races

Hong Kong
Round 1-2
Marrakesh
Round 3
Santiago
Round 4
Mexico City
Round 5
Punta del Este
Round 6
Rome
Round 7
Paris
Round 8
Berlin
Round 9
Zurich
Round 10
New York City
Round 10-11
Montreal
Round 13-14

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