For the third time, Hong Kong will be hosting a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The race on the 1.8-kilometre street track in the shadow of the Asian metropolis’ skyscrapers is one of the highlights of the Formula E season.
HONG KONG IS FANTASTIC. STANDING IN THE PIT LANE BETWEEN THE ILLUMINATED HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS AND THE FAMOUS FERRIS WHEEL IS AN AWESOME FEELING.
Lucas di Grassi
HONG KONG CENTRAL HARBOURFRONT CIRCUIT
For the first time, it is not the venue of the Formula E season opener, but it is hosting a mid-season race. Hong Kong arguably offers the glitziest setting for a Formula E race: The paddock and race track are located directly in the heart of the city along the water front surrounding the famous Ferris wheel.
The race track has a very long straight with good overtaking opportunities. It’s followed by a very technically challenging part of the circuit with many tight turns. Also, the surface keeps alternating between tarmac and concrete. The layout is narrow and challenging, just the way Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi like it: both have been on podium in Hong Kong before.