Hong Kong secures 2016 Formula E race
Hong Kong is set to feature on the calendar for season three of the FIA Formula E Championship.
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 entire community.”