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Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit
Hong Kong Layout 2019.png
Circuit Details
Name Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit
Location Flag of China.png Hong Kong, China
Length 1.870 km (1.156 mi)
Corners 10
First Race Flag of China.png 2016 Hong Kong ePrix
Last Race Flag of China.png 2019 Hong Kong E-Prix
Only Race unknown
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:02.358 1:02.836 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist Flag of Switzerland.png 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[2] Hong Kong was listed as the opening round of the 2016/17 season, with the Harbourfront the first proposed site for the ePrix circuit.[2] The design was quickly formalised, with the circuit duly ready to host its first race, won by Sébastien Buemi, in 9 October 2016.[3]

The circuit subsequently hosted the opening two rounds of the 2017/18 season, before being moved to a mid-season Asian tour from 2018/19 onward.[4][5]

Circuit History

The Harbourfront Circuit has been largely unchanged since its inception, despite complaints about the first chicane, with the circuit incredibly narrow.[1] 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.[6]

Circuit Layout

José María López sweeps through turn two during the 2016 Hong Kong ePrix.

The 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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.[1]

Records

A full list of records for the Hong Kong Harbourfront 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 Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit:

Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2016/17 Flag of China.png 2016 HKT Hong Kong ePrix 9 October 2016[2] Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Report
2017/18 Flag of China.png 2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix 2 December 2017[4] Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird Report
2017/18 Flag of China.png 2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix 3 December 2017[4] Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist Report
2018/19 Flag of China.png 2019 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix 10 March 2019[5] Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara[7] Report
2019/20 Flag of China.png 2020 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix 1 March 2020[8] Cancelled[9]

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit are outlined below:

Hong Kong Harbourfront Circuit Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner Report
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of China.png 2016 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Jr. 1:03.099 Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 1:02.947 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 53:13.298 Report
Flag of China.png 2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 1:03.568 Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt 1:04.320 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 1:17:10.486 Report
Flag of China.png 2017 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 1:02.836 Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 1:04.299 Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 50:05.084 Report
Flag of China.png 2019 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 1:11.580 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 1:02.358 Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara 59:36.119 Report

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 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. 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)
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named HNK16R
  4. 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. 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)
  6. '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)
  7. 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)
  8. '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)
  9. '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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