In the shade of the Statue of Liberty and in front of the Manhattan skyline: with two races in New York the championship is turning onto the finish straight.
Daniel Abt about New York

“There’s not much that needs to be said about New York. It’s one of the most important cities in the world. It’s great that Formula E held a race in the center of the city for the first time. From a sporting point of view, the New York E-Prix last season was pretty nerve-wracking for me. Especially on the first race day, things were going pretty well for me before, in position three shortly before the finish, I just coasted, which was not my fault. I still have a score to settle with New York. The track is very narrow and in some of the tight turns the cars get caught in an extreme traffic jam – especially right after the start. Overtaking is not easy without having brief contact now and then.”

Race Facts

Date: July 14/15, 2018

Track name: Brooklyn Circuit

Track length: 1.953 kilometers

Turns: 10

Top speed: approx. 200 km/h

Fastest/slowest turn: approx. 140/30 km/h

Previous winners: Sam Bird, Sam Bird (2017)

Best result of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler: 4th, Lucas di Grassi (2017)

Lap record, qualifying: Pierre Gasly, 1m 02.080s (2017)

Lap record, race: Maro Engel, 1m 03.883s (2017)

Traffic in New York

The Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) in its most recent index of the world’s most important cities awarded the highest possible rating of Alpha++ to New York. So the 8.5 million residents, nearly 20 million in the metropolitan area and 50 million tourists per year can consider themselves lucky. In terms of public transit, the U.S. megacity has earned best marks. The subway is fast, air conditioned and very cheap. Some 6,000 cars on 27 lines haul 4.5 million passengers daily between nearly 500 metro stations. An iconic vehicle in the traffic above ground and practically a symbol of the city is the “yellow cab.”