Formula E to return to China in Season 5

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Sanya, China, will play host to the sixth round of the 2018/19 season of Formula E on March 23. It will be the second race on the calendar to be held in Asia and the third time the series comes to the People’s Republic of China.

The Gen2 cars will be racing on the shores of the South China Sea, through the streets of Sanya, a city on the southernmost tip of the Hainan island just off the south coast of mainland China. The track layout will be revealed at a later date.

Subject to approval of the updated calendar by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, the Sanya E-Prix will be the second of two races to be held in Asia in Season 5 – alongside the third visit of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to Hong Kong on March 10.

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E, said, “Bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship back to mainland China is an important step in a key territory for the series and a market that’s instrumental to the continued development and uptake of electric vehicles globally. Sanya is an idyllic setting for a Formula E race – not just with the stunning views on the shores of the South China Sea – but for the ongoing efforts of Hainan in the field of electric mobility, which has led to Sanya boasting the best air quality of any city in China.”

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