All revved up

The For­mula E Cham­pi­onship brings a week­end of bat­tery-pow­ered speed to Hong Kong These pre-race events are sure to get your en­gine whirring

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hat’s fast, loud and sur­pris­ingly en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly? For­mula E, the world’s first rac­ing series for elec­tric speed­sters. De­signed to gen­er­ate in­ter­est in elec­tric cars and pro­mote sus­tain­abil­ity, it’s now in its sec­ond sea­son and touches down in Hong Kong for the first time this month. The first sea­son, which drew more than 190 mil­lion fans to tracks and TV cov­er­age, be­gan in Bei­jing in Septem­ber 2014 and ended in London in June last year, with races tak­ing place in 10 cities around the world.

The cham­pi­onship sees nine teams, each with two driv­ers, go­ing head-to-head in a unique and ex­cit­ing rac­ing series de­signed to appeal to a new gen­er­a­tion of mo­tor­sport fans. A world-class line-up of driv­ers, in­clud­ing former For­mula 1 stars Nick Hei­d­feld, Bruno Senna (nephew of the late three-time world cham­pion Ayr­ton Senna), Ni­co­las Prost (son of four-time world cham­pion Alain Prost) and Nel­son Pi­quet Jr (de­fend­ing For­mula E cham­pion and son of three-time world cham­pion Nel­son Pi­quet), will drive the two-kilo­me­tre Cen­tral Har­bourfront cir­cuit for the Hong Kong ti­tle on Sunday Oc­to­ber 9.

Fancy wit­ness­ing a lit­tle more speed? Fans can vote for their favourite driver via the of­fi­cial For­mula E web­site, app and on so­cial me­dia, and the three driv­ers with the most votes will win a Fan­boost of ad­di­tional elec­tri­cal en­ergy. There will also be a celebrity race, a su­per­car pa­rade and an open­ing cer­e­mony with a lion and dragon pa­rade. The event vil­lage on the water­front will host the tem­po­rary Emo­tion Club, where an en­tic­ing line-up of pre-race events (see side­bar for more in­for­ma­tion) and par­ties are set to put the pedal firmly to the metal.

For fur­ther de­tails, visit hk­for­mu­lae.com. For tick­ets, go to tick­et­flap.com/hk­for­mu­lae

the warm-up

World cham­pion MMA fight­ers, celebrity MMA fight­ers and VIUTV G1 cham­pion MMA fight­ers will take to the ring along­side lo­cal celebri­ties at the Emo­tion Club on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 6 for the E-1 World Cham­pi­onship series of box­ing matches. For tick­ets, go to tick­et­flap.com/zouk­outhk

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