Formula E is set to race in Sanya next season, marking the return of the electric street racing series to mainland China on March 23 – for round six of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the first ever home race for TECHEETAH Formula E Team.
Sanya – a popular tourist destination on the southern tip of Hainan – will see the futuristic new-look Gen2 cars battling it out on the shores of the South China Sea. Formula E has previously raced in China, with Beijing hosting 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, with further details on the track layout to 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 five, alongside the third visit of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to Hong Kong on March 10.