Hong Kong is set to feature on
the calendar for season three of the FIA Formula E Championship. The Hong Kong
ePrix will take place on October 9 2016 subject to FIA track homologation. The
2km circuit will run between Lung Wo Road and the Star Ferry, with cars
reaching speeds of up to 225kph (140mph).
Exactly one year from now the cars
will hit the track for the Hong Kong ePrix with DHL, the championship’s
Official Logistics Partner, delivering Formula E to the city’s Central
district. Announced at a press conference at the Central Harbourfront Event
space along with the reigning Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr, Formula E
CEO Alejandro Agag, said: “The Hong Kong ePrix will be one of the highlights on
the FIA Formula E Championship calendar. As one of the most innovative,
cutting-edge and fun-loving cities in the world, Hong Kong and Formula E share
many of the same qualities. We look forward to bringing all the fun and
entertainment of Formula E to this amazing city, and international motorsport
back to Hong Kong.”
Lawrence Yu Kam-Kee, President
of the Hong Kong Automobile Association (HKAA), the SAR’s official motorsport
body and the driving force behind the project, said: “I would like to thank the
Hong Kong Government, and particularly the Tourism Commission, for their
support in helping to make the Hong Kong ePrix a reality. The street circuit
will showcase our city to millions around the world, and demonstrate that Hong
Kong can stage a major international event of the very highest calibre. The
Hong Kong ePrix will be far more than a race; it will be a celebration for the
extends partnership with Formula E
Formula E has also announced
that Julius Baer, the leading Swiss private banking group, will remain as the
championship’s Global Partner till the end of season five. Julius Baer, who
joined Formula E as a Global Partner prior to the inaugural Beijing ePrix last
year, shares similar values to the fully-electric series such as innovation,
sustainability and forward looking pioneering spirit. Alejandro Agag, CEO of
Formula E, said: “I am delighted that Julius Baer remains the Global Partner of
the FIA Formula E Championship until the end of season five in 2019. This
long-term partnership highlights Julius Baer’s continuous support and
commitment for the series and shows that we share common values of innovation
and sustainable mobility.”
Boris F.J. Collardi, Chief
Executive Officer of Julius Baer, commented on the extension of the
partnership: “After the success of the inaugural championship, Julius Baer is
very proud to extend its commitment to support the FIA Formula E Championship as
the exclusive Global Partner until 2019. Since the beginning of the partnership
Julius Baer and Formula E have shared common values such as innovation,
sustainability and forward-looking pioneering spirit. We look forward to
continue to adhere to these values and to share a vision of a world with more
sustainable means of transport with our stakeholders and clients.”
Source: FIA Formula E
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