The 2017 FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong E-Prix will take place on the iconic Central Harbourfront circuit in Hong Kong on December 2 and 3. Over 41,000 fans are expected to catch the action live, with millions more watching from around the world. The double-header, two-race weekend will kick-start season four of the FIA Formula Championship.
While you don’t need to be a Formula E expert to enjoy the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix, knowing the basics certainly can help enhance the experience over the racing weekend.
HKT Hong Kong E-Prix facts
- FIA Formula E Championship was inaugurated in September 2014, and the first race took place in Beijing, China.
- Hong Kong joined the series for the first time in 2016/17 as the season opener.
- Switzerland’s Sebastien Buemi won the race, and eventually finished runner-up to Brazilian Lucas di Grassi in the overall Drivers’ Championship.
- Only New York, Montreal, and Hong Kong will host ‘Double-Headers’.
- Over the 2017/18 season, there are 14 races in 11 cities across the globe.
- The Central Harbourfront circuit is 1.86km long and consists of 45 laps.
- Unlike Formula One where drivers go to the pitlane for a superfast tyre change and refuel, Formula E drivers will have two cars per race and it’s mandatory to make one pit stop to change their car.
- In Formula E rules and regulations, the maximum power during race mode is restricted to 180kW.
- Fans can vote for their favourite driver amongst the 20 racers in the lead up to each racing weekend through FanBoost. The three drivers with the most votes will receive an additional 100kJ of energy in their second car only.
FIA Formula E Championship
FIA Formula E is the electric street racing series and the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater category in motorsport. Formula E brings electrifying wheel-to-wheel action to some of the world’s leading cities, racing against the backdrop of iconic skylines such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Rome.
Formula E is a competitive platform to test and develop road-relevant technologies, acting as a catalyst for sustainable mobility solutions. The sport helps to refine the design and functionality of electric vehicle components and improve the driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!