Formula E will race in Sanya next season. The championship will return to Mainland China on March 23. The event will be round six of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Sanya is a popular tourist destination on the southern tip of Hainan
The futuristic new-look Gen2 cars will battle out on the shores of the South China Sea. Formula E has previously raced in China. Beijing hosted the first-ever E-Prix around the grounds of the Olympic Park in 2014 as well as the opening round of season two.
The teams and drivers will go wheel-to-wheel against the backdrop of Haitang Bay. Further details on the track layout to be revealed at a later date.
The calendar is subject to approval 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 five. There will be also the third visit of Formula E to Hong Kong on March 10.
Alejandro Agag, Founder & 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.”
— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) July 3, 2018