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Flag of China Haitang Bay Circuit
Sanya Street Circuit 2019
Circuit Details
Name Haitang Bay Circuit
Location Flag of China Hainan Island, China
Length 2.360 km (1.466 mi)
Corners 11
First Race Unknown
Last Race unknown
Only Race Flag of China 2019 Sanya E-Prix
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:09.965 1:07.945 1
Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne

The Haitang Bay Circuit, also known unofficially as the Sanya Street Circuit, is a temporary street circuit that hosted the Sanya E-Prix, a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Located in Sanya on Hainan Island, China, the Haitang Bay Circuit hosted its only E-Prix on 23 March 2019, a race won by Jean-Éric Vergne.[2]

Formula E History

The Haitang Bay Circuit first emerged as a host for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship after the Sanya E-Prix joined the 2018/19 season calendar.[1]

Circuit History

The Haitang Bay Circuit's first proposed layout was not modified ahead of its debut, although there would be a late decision to modify the track surface.[3] The change was made after high temperatures at the Santiago E-Prix had caused the track surface to break up, with a resin based solution created to treat the Haitang Bay Circuit was a precaution.[3]

Circuit Layouts

A lap of the Haitang Bay Circuit opened with a 90° left hand corner, with a short straight following to lead the field into turn two, an oblique left.[4] The pit-exit was found halfway down the straight out of turn two, before the field hit the brakes for turn three, a 90° left with the Attack Mode activation point on the outside of the corner.[4] Turn four was a dual apex right, turning the field through almost 180°, leading them out onto a straight.[4]

Turn five arrived in the form of a hairpin left, with turn six leading the field onto the back straight along the main road and over the River.[4] A slight curve formed turn seven before a hairpin left required the field to brake heavily, putting the field onto the opposite side of the bridge.[4] Turn nine was a sweeping right to bring the field onto the starting straight, with another heavy braking point at the end for turn ten, a 90° right.[4]

Exiting turn ten the field would weave through a shallow chicane, before another quick blast to the final corner, a hairpin-esque left.[4] That brought the field back on the finish straight via a kink, with pit-in located on the entry to the final corner.[4]

Records

A full list of records for the Haitang Bay Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Haitang Bay Circuit:

Haitang Bay Circuit Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2018/19 Flag of China 2019 FWD Sanya E-Prix 23 March 2019[5] Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne[2] Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Haitang Bay Circuit are outlined below:

Haitang Bay Circuit Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of China 2019 FWD Sanya E-Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 1:07.945 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne 1:09.965 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne 1:02:50.185

References

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References:

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Syn18A
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Vergne victorious in Sanya showdown, championship blown wide open', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 23/03/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/march/race-report-sanya-2019, (Accessed 23/03/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Formula E's Sanya track specially treated to avoid Santiago repeat', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 22/03/2019), https://www.autosport.com/fe/news/142277/sanya-track-treated-to-avoid-santiago-repeat, (Accessed 03/10/2019)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 '2019 FWD SANYA E-PRIX', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/race-calendar/2018-2019/sanya-20180206, (Accessed 03/10/2019)
  5. 'Formula E set to race in Sanya in Season 5', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/07/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/july/formula-e-set-to-race-in-sanya-in-season-5/, (Accessed 03/07/2018)

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