Shanghai International Circuit Hosts Formula E Races
The Shanghai International Circuit will play host to rounds 12 and 13 on 25-26 May, just over five years after FE last visited China with a race on the island city of Sanya.
Formula E (FE) has had a strong presence in China in the past, with races held in Beijing and Sanya. There was also a race in Hong Kong between 2016 and 2019. However, China had been absent from the calendar since 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances.
But now, with the announcement of the 2024 calendar, it has been revealed that the Shanghai International Circuit will once again host Formula E races. This is an exciting development for motorsport fans in China, who have eagerly awaited the return of the popular electric racing series to their country.
The Shanghai International Circuit is a world-class facility known for its state-of-the-art infrastructure and challenging track layout. It has previously hosted high-profile motorsport events such as the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix.
The return of Formula E to China is significant for both the championship and the fans. China is one of the biggest markets for electric vehicles, making it a key target for Formula E’s efforts to promote sustainable transportation and clean energy.
The last time Formula E raced in China was in 2019, before the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-year hiatus has only increased the anticipation and excitement among Chinese motorsport enthusiasts.
Exciting Race Weekend
The two races at the Shanghai International Circuit will surely provide thrilling on-track action for fans around the world. The circuit’s challenging corners and long straights will test the drivers’ skills and create opportunities for overtaking.
Formula E is known for its close racing and unpredictable outcomes, and the Shanghai races are expected to deliver just that. The combination of powerful electric cars and talented drivers will undoubtedly result in a spectacle that fans won’t want to miss.
The inclusion of the Shanghai International Circuit in the Formula E calendar is a testament to China’s importance in the world of motorsport. It showcases the country’s commitment to embracing sustainable technologies and promoting the future of transportation.
As Formula E continues to grow and expand its reach globally, the return of races to China marks an exciting chapter in the championship’s journey. Motorsport fans in China can now look forward to witnessing the intensity and excitement of Formula E firsthand on their home soil.
With the announcement of the full 2024 calendar, including the addition of Shanghai and the retention of Hyderabad, Formula E has set the stage for another thrilling season of electric racing. As the championship gains momentum, it is sure to captivate audiences worldwide with its unique blend of sport and sustainability.