FACTS

Circuit length: 1.21 miles (1.947km)
2016 winners: N/A

  • The inaugural New York City ePrix will take place in the Red Hook neighbourhood in Brooklyn. The circuit built around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will have Manhattan's famous skyline and the iconic Statue of Liberty as a stunning backdrop.
  • The two races will be the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race to take place within the five boroughs of New York City. "To race in New York City is a historic moment - not only for Formula E, but for motorsport in general," Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag has said.
  • The 1.21 mile circuit on the edge of the Upper New York Bay will feature 13 corners.
  • Red Hook is the only part of New York City that has a fully frontal view of the Statue of Liberty. It was oriented to face France, which donated the statue to the United States.

ALEX'S TRACK VIEW

I can't think of many better places to make my Formula E race debut than New York. It will be the first time Formula E will race there, and we'll get two races which is cool. With Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop the spectacle should be incredible, and the track looks good too with a mix of twisty and faster sections. I can't wait.