PHOTO CAPTION: Formula E racer developed by Renault-Spark.

Streets of Hong Kong Set to Become Formula E Racing Venue

Hong Kong will be third leg of 10-race series for all-electric Formula E race cars.

Published: 01-Oct-2013

Hong Kong has been confirmed by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) as a venue for the new Formula E electric racing series which will begin in Beijing next September.

The FIA has released a 10-race provisional calendar for 2014-15 with Hong Kong the third leg on November 8. The race is expected to be run on the streets of Central.

"We are delighted to announce that world-class motor-racing will come to Hong Kong for the first time," said Lawrence Yu Kam-kee, president of the Hong Kong Automobile Association (HKAA), yesterday. "It has taken a lot of work to get to where we are and we still have a long way to go to iron out details but I'm confident we'll have a race."


Lord Drayson with Lola-Drayson Formula E racer.

Former UK Science Minister and now race car builder Lord Drayson, has suggested the Olympic Park could be a venue for the upcoming Formula E series.

Prototype Formula E racer: 10 teams will be provided with 4 cars each.

Spark Racing Technology, in collaboration with McLaren will build the cars for racing series to commence in 2014.

Spark-Renault Formula E racer debuts at 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

The advantages of electric cars will be demonstrated on city streets starting in 2014.


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