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Shanghai premiere for the Formula E World Championship and the Hankook iON Race

Shanghai premiere for the Formula E World Championship and the Hankook iON Race

With 30 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the third largest city in the world – and the host of the next round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Races eleven and twelve of the season, on 25th and 26th May, see the series make its first appearance at the Shanghai International Circuit, which has regularly welcomed Formula 1 since 2004. Season 10 of Formula E enters the finish straight in Shanghai, with just two stops remaining after the trip to China – the double-headers in Portland (USA) and at the finale, the Hankook E-Prix in London (GB).

After races in Beijing (2014 and 2015), Hong Kong (2016 to 2019) and Sanya (2019), Shanghai is now set to become the fourth Chinese venue to host the all-electric series. The Formula E layout at the Shanghai International Circuit to the northwest of the city is 3.051 kilometres long and features 12 corners – seven right-handers and five left turns – which the 22 drivers must negotiate.

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director: “It is fantastic that Formula E is back in China. The metropolis is a very important market for Hankook and e-mobility in general. We are looking forward to the premiere at Shanghai International Circuit, which is known around the world for hosting many Formula 1 races and is now part of the Formula E calendar. The track is fast and flowing and will be another exciting challenge for our Hankook iON Race.”

The world championship arrives in China with a new leader
Victory in the Saturday race and second place on the Sunday at the Berlin E-Prix saw New Zealand’s Nick Cassidy (Jaguar TCS Racing) move ahead of his German rival Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) and into the championship lead on 140 points. Wehrlein trails the leader by 16 points, followed by Britain’s Oliver Rowland (Nissan Formula E Team) with 118 points.

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

You can find more information at https://www.hankook-motorsport-media.com

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