Round 1: Hong Kong
Season 4 of the FIA Formula E Championship opens with a double header in Hong Kong on the 2 & 3 December 2017.
The circuit weaves through the harbor front of the central district of Hong Kong island, one of the most densely populated districts in the world. The Hong Kong E-Prix marks the start of Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s second season in the championship, and they are returning with an exciting new driver line up. Nelson Piquet Jr., a former winner of the FIA Formula E Championship, will make his team debut on the grid in Hong Kong. Don’t forget to vote for Nelson or Mitch through Formula E’s innovative FanBoost feature to give them an extra boost of power during the race!
About the circuit
The Circuit Moulay El Hassan is the longest track of the season at 2.97km, and will provide a huge challenge for energy management.
Located just a few miles from the centuries-old ramparts of the medina and the largest traditional souk in Morroco, this track is steeped in history. Named after the Morrocan crown prince, the circuit was purpose-built for racing, which may reduce some of the challenges associated with city centre street racing. The track is wider than most, which should allow for more aggressive driving and cornering. The combination of the speed and sheer length of the track means that the whole team’s eyes will be on the battery’s state of charge, as no driver wants to grind to a halt before the finish line! This will be a great testing ground for the team to further prove the I-TYPE 2’s improved powertrain and learn important lessons for the season ahead.
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