R1 | 09 OCT 2016

1.860KMLENGTH     10TURNS

 

Hong Kong central harbourfront circuit

Track guide –HKT Hong Kong ePrix

Number of turns – 10

Track length – 1.860km

Past winners – Sebastien Buemi

Qualifying record – 1:03.099 – Nelson Piquet Jr

Lap record – 1:02.947 – Felix Rosenqvist

A new addition to the FIA Formula E championship, the HKT Hong Kong ePrix is well and truly sparking the 2016/17 season into life. The circuit races around the streets of the central harbourfront against the stunning backdrop of the Hong Kong skyline, with famous landmarks such as the Observation Wheel coming into vision whilst the drivers are battling for a chance to put their name in the history books. For one driver, Techeetah’s Ma Qing Hua, this race is not only special for the championship, but a chance to give his local fans something to cheer about.

 

Practice makes perfect

In terms of balance there are still some things we need to set up but as it was shakedown we didn’t really push so it’s difficult to say how the car actually will be for qualifying and the race. We will really see in the morning session.

 

New beginnings

It takes a bit of time. The best overtaking spot I think is down into turn 1. The track is short and during the day the surface is changing because more cars are running and there is rubber whereas with a clear track you can obviously push a bit more. The grip level is also changing throughout the day so you are always learning.

 

Home comforts

I love this city. For me Hong Kong being in the season three calendar feels like a home race and I love the food here and of course the people. The race location is fantastic – I’m really happy to be racing in Hong Kong.

 

Hong Kong City Guide

History: From its earliest days as a British colony, Hong Kong served as a centre of international trade. In the turbulent years of the early 20th century, the city’s population was bolstered by refugees, mostly from China. The arrival of immigrants in large numbers helped launch a new role for Hong Kong as a major manufacturing hub. It also brought economically stimulating energy and industry to the city’s character. In recent decades, as the economy of Mainland China has undergone a process of opening up, Hong Kong has transformed yet again – this time into a service-based economy as well as an important gateway to the world’s largest market. – Hong Kong Tourist Board

Culture: Hong Kong has two main languages, Chinese and English, as well as Cantonese. The Currency is the Hong Kong Dollar. The City has a population of more than 7.3 Million people across all various languages and religions. Hong Kong is UTC + 8. Temperature wise, in October the average temperature is 27.8C/82F.

Where to eat – If you love oriental cuisine, you’re in for a real treat in Hong Kong. In Central there are over 570 restaurants.

  • If you are looking for some International cuisine whilst in town, check out Braza Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse. Ranked the no. 1 restaurant in Central on TripAdvisor.
  • Calling all Dim Sum fans, Ding Dim 1968 is the only place for you! Plus, it is very reasonably priced.
  • If you are looking to spend a little bit more, then Ho Lee Fook offers incredible atmosphere and out of this world chicken wings.
  • Enjoy Indian food? Love an open kitchen? Why not try Bombay Dreams!

Where to drink – The best place for an aperitif?

  • Try M Bar, a rooftop bar with a view of the city.
  • If cocktails are your thing, then make your way towards Quinary
  • Le Boudoir is a stylish and hidden basement bar in Central.
  • Looking for a rock bar? Check out Rockabilly.

What to do – Thanks to the incredible location of the track, any Formula E fans staying nearby and looking for something to do, we recommend checking out:

  • Take a spin on the Hong Kong Observation Wheel
  • Make a visit to the Hong Kong Park
  • Check out Hollywood Road if you like your shopping
  • Pay a visit to the International Finance Centre

During the weekend of the HKT Hong Kong ePrix, there will activities, left, right and centre on and off the track. With something on offer for the whole family. The ePrix takes place on Sunday October 9th around the Central Harbour in Hong Kong.

 

TIMETABLE

 

SATURDAY

 

10:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates opening

 

12:10

12:30

e-Touring Car Challenge Free Practice 1

Track

12:40

13:10

FRD Activity

Track

13:10

13:45

Roborace: DevBot driverless electric race car demonstration

Track

13:25

13:40

eRace

eVillage – eSport Arena

13:40

14:10

Formula E Drivers autograph session

eVillage – eSport Arena

13:55

14:15

e-Touring Car Challenge Free Practice 2

Track

14:25

14:40

Detroit Electric race car demo

Track

15:00

15:30

FIA Formula E SHAKEDOWN

Track

15:50

16:10

e-Touring Car Challenge Qualifying

Track

16:20

17:10

Kam Lung parade

Track

17:20

17:40

e-Touring Car Challenge cars positioning on the grid

Track

17:40

18:00

e-Touring Car Challenge Race (20 minutes)

Track

18:00

18:15

FIA Formula E Qualifying group lottery

eVillage – eSport Arena

18:15

 

e-Touring Car Challenge Podium Ceremony

eVillage – Podium

20:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates closing

eVillage

 

 

SUNDAY

 

08:00

08:45

FIA Formula E Non Qualifying Practice 1

Track

10:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates opening

 

10:30

11:00

FIA Formula E Non Qualifying Practice 2

Track

12:00

12:45

FIA Formula E Qualifying

Track

12:45

13:00

FIA Formula E  Super Pole

Track

13:25

14:00

Roborace: DevBot driverless electric race car demonstration

Track

13:50

14:05

eRace

eVillage – eSport Arena

14:05

14:35

Formula E Drivers Autograph session

eVillage – Podium

14:30

15:00

Lion Dance Parade (Official Ceremony)

Track

15:10

15:18

Drivers Parade

Track

15:30

 

Formula E cars positioning on the grid

Grid

16:00

 

2016 FIA FORMULA E HKT HONG KONG ePRIX (45 laps)

Track

17:00

 

FIA Formula E Podium ceremony

eVillage – Tamar Park

20:00

 

HKT Hong Kong ePrix Gates closing

eVillage

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