|Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit|
|Name||Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit|
|Location||Hong Kong, China|
|Length||1.870 km (1.156 mi)|
|First Race||2016 Hong Kong ePrix|
|Last Race||2019 Hong Kong E-Prix|
|Sam Bird||Felix Rosenqvist||Sébastien Buemi|
The Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit is a temporary street circuit used to host the Hong Kong E-Prix, a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Based around the harbourfront in the city of Hong Kong, China, the Harbourfront Circuit was first used to host the 2016 Hong Kong ePrix on 9 October 2016, and has since become a regular fixture on the FE calendar.
Formula E History
The Hong Kong ePrix was first proposed during the 2015/16 season, with a deal between city officials and Formula E Holdings announced at the 2016 London ePrix. Hong Kong was listed as the opening round of the 2016/17 season, with the Harbourfront the first proposed site for the ePrix circuit. The design was quickly formalised, with the circuit duly ready to host its first race, won by Sébastien Buemi, in 9 October 2016.
The Harbourfront Circuit has been largely unchanged since its inception, despite complaints about the first chicane, with the circuit incredibly narrow. The pitlane design has also caused controversy, with Sam Bird able to retain the lead of the 2017 Hong Kong E-Prix I despite serving a drive-through penalty.
Circuit LayoutThe Harbourfront Circuit featured ten corners, stitched together by 1.870km (1.156mi) of city streets which would take the field past a few major landmarks. A tight first corner hairpin is followed by a half-kilometre dash to a narrow turn two right hander, before a chicane formed turns three and four. A long run around a roundabout formed turn five, before a sprint down another street to turn six, with a similar dash, back along the other side of the same street to turn seven.
Another 90° left would follow opposite the turn 3/4 chicane, with the pit entrance found on the outside of the 90° right hander of turn nine. Turn ten followed as a long sweeping left hander to take the cars back onto the start/finish straight, with the pit exit just on the exit of the final corner.
A full list of records for the Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit:
|Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit Winners List|
|2016/17||2016 HKT Hong Kong ePrix||9 October 2016||Sébastien Buemi||Report|
|2017/18||2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||2 December 2017||Sam Bird||Report|
|2017/18||2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||3 December 2017||Felix Rosenqvist||Report|
|2018/19||2019 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||10 March 2019||Edoardo Mortara||Report|
|2019/20||2020 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||1 March 2020||Cancelled|
The race-by-race records for the Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit are outlined below:
|Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit Race-by-Race Records|
|2016 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||Nelson Piquet Jr.||1:03.099||Felix Rosenqvist||1:02.947||Sébastien Buemi||53:13.298||Report|
|2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||Jean-Éric Vergne||1:03.568||Daniel Abt||1:04.320||Sam Bird||1:17:10.486||Report|
|2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||Felix Rosenqvist||1:02.836||Felix Rosenqvist||1:04.299||Felix Rosenqvist||50:05.084||Report|
|2019 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix||Stoffel Vandoorne||1:11.580||Sam Bird||1:02.358||Edoardo Mortara||59:36.119||Report|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 'Drive the Future', hkformulae.com, (HK Eprix, 2016), http://www.hkformulae.com/, (Accessed 17/09/2016)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'From Hong Kong to New York: FIVE NEW CITIES FOR THIRD FORMULA E SEASON', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/07/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/july/from-hong-kong-to-new-york/, (Accessed 02/07/2016)
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- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 'More compact Season 4 calendar revealed', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/june/more-compact-season-4-calendar-revealed/, (Accessed 19/06/2017)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 'ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5', info.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/06/2018), http://info.fiaformulae.com/season-5-calendar/, (Accessed 07/06/2018)
- ↑ 'Bird clinches victory in Hong Kong', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/12/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/december/bird-clinches-victory-in-hong-kong/, (Accessed 16/12/2017)
- ↑ Jake Kilshaw, 'Mortara, Venturi Set for First Win as Bird Penalized', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media LLC., 10/03/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/mortara-venturi-set-for-first-win-as-bird-penalized/, (Accessed 10/03/2019)
- ↑ '2019/20 calendar revealed: London and Seoul star in sixth Formula E campaign', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/2019-20-season-calendar-revealed, (Accessed 14/06/2019)
- ↑ 'Final calendar revealed for season six of ABB FIA Formula E Championship', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 04/10/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/october/final-formula-e-season-six-calendar-revealed, (Accessed 04/10/2019)
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