Round 1: Hong Kong

Overview

Overview

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!

The circuit

When: December 2nd-3rd 2017
Track length: 1.86km
No. of turns: 10
Season 3 Winner: Sebastien Buemi
Season 3 Lap record: Felix Rosenqvist - 1:02:947
Track direction: Clockwise

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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City guide

Climbing Victoria peak rewards the intrepid with a breathtaking view over the Hong Kong skyline. At 551m high, it is not for the faint-hearted but there is a dedicated tram available for the tourist in a rush. See if you can spot the Hong Kong E-prix circuit from up here!

Victoria Peak

The star ferry transports tens of thousands of passengers a day around the harbor, and is consistently rated one of the top must-see attractions in Hong Kong. It gives its passengers an outstanding view of the central and Kowloon skylines as they’re transported across the bay.

The Star Ferry

Nan Lian garden is a traditional Chinese garden in the Tang dynasty style located in Diamond hill, across the city from the race track. It’s a tranquil oasis that offers relief from the hustle and bustle of one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

Nan Lian Garden

An unexpected HK attraction is the hugely popular happy valley racecourse, located only a couple of miles from the harbor side race track. A relic of the British rule of Hong Kong, the racecourse is most popular on “Happy Wednesdays” during the winter months, where tens of thousands of locals come to see the spectacle and join in the excitement.

Happy Valley Racecourse

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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