FIA Formula E have announced the layout for the inaugural Shanghai E-Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Asian Motorsport details what the drivers will be taking on later this year.

By Seb Tirado

The drivers will race on a variation of the Shanghai International Circuit known as the West Long Circuit. The layout is 3.051km in length and has 12 turns, with 7 to the right and 5 to the left. The drivers will initially follow the Grand Prix layout, tackling the twisting first complex of corners, the fast run to the Turn 6 hairpin and the flowing corners of Turns 7 and 8. At Turn 9, the drivers will go off the GP layout and towards a right-left chicane before a right turn back onto the main pit straight to complete the lap.

Speaking about the race, Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds said “it is a special honour for Formula E to race in Shanghai for the first time. We will be marking ten years as the first all-electric motorsport by continuing to push boundaries and race in Shanghai, a new venue for us in China, which is the global leader in the development and adoption of electric vehicles.”

“While racing in Shanghai is highly symbolic for Formula E, it will also be an incredible race weekend for fans. There is a passionate sporting fanbase in the city, and we cannot wait for them to experience a completely new style of motor racing.”

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship arrives in Shanghai for a double-header on May 25th and 26th for Rounds 11 and 12.

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