The proposed race track for Cape Town’s inaugural ABB FIA Formula E World Championship E-Prix has been revealed by Formula E and e-Movement Ltd.
Subject to approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, the worlds leading all-electric race cars will wind their way through the Green Point and Waterfront district, showcasing some of Cape Town’s most famous locations.
The track is predicted to be one of the fastest in the series, and Cape Town will join the likes of Monaco, Mexico City, Berlin, London and New York as city centres hosting an ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race.
The 2.8km, 12 turn track will see the 22 electric cars lined up at the start-line at the Green Point precinct’s Vlei Road, where the field of world-class drivers will race with Signal Hill as a backdrop. Then it’s a left turn into Helen Suzman Boulevard; and another left into Granger Bay Boulevard, presenting the racers with two sharp chicanes. Drivers will then head along the oceanfront on Mouille Point’s Beach Road; before taking a sharp left-hander into Fritz Sonnenberg Road and; a final right to reach the finish line.
Cape Town is set to become the first sub-Saharan African city to host a round of the all-electric FIA World Championship next year during the Season 9 schedule with a full calendar and dates to be released later this year.
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