Formula E To Electrify The City That Never Sleeps

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Formula E, the open wheel electric racing series has announced that the season ending double header race will take place in New York City in mid July 2017.

The circuit, which remains subject to FIA track homologation, will wind its way around Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The race weekend will take place on the weekend of July 29-30, 2017 and will see the electric racing cars racing next to the Atlantic Ocean with spectators able to enjoy views of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

The circuit features 13 turns and each lap of the track will see drivers covering 1.94 kilometres on every lap of the course.

Speaking at the press conference in New York, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said, "To race in New York City is a historic moment - not only for Formula E, but for motorsport in general - and again highlights the philosophy of Formula E to bring fully-electric racing to the world's greatest cities. When we originally started the project we could only dream of bringing Formula E to a place like New York, with arguably the most recognisable skyline of any city in the world. I'd like to thank everyone involved in helping bring Formula E to New York for many years to come."

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Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 16:14 [IST]
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