The first step now is to set up the temporary pits in the paddock of the race track, which is located near the famous Star Ferry terminal in the Hong Kong harbor. Subsequently, the team will start working on the race cars and present them to the FIA for technical scrutineering, including the sealing of the motors, inverters, transmissions and other components.
On Saturday, October 8, from 15:00 to 15:30, a brief shakedown session on the track is scheduled. On Sunday October 9, there will be two free practice sessions, as well as qualifying which is split between four groups, followed by a “Super Pole” – individual time trials by the quickest five. The first race of the new Formula E season begins at 16:00 (10:00 CEST). The opener of the third Formula E season will be broadcast on television worldwide in 120 countries, and hundreds of media representatives have been accredited.
At fanboost.fiaformulae.com, motorsport fans can help Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi in the race with their votes on the so-called “FanBoost.”. Through voting, three drivers each receive extra power for a short time, up to 200 kW (270 hp). In normal race conditions, the power output of the ABT Schaeffler FE02 is 170 kW (231 hp).
As an introduction to the Formula E opener, Audi Hong Kong invites ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport to a reception on Friday evening, October 7, in the showroom at the Admiralty Centre very close to the track.