No sooner is the Hankook Mexico City E-Prix over, than Hankook and Formula E are back in action in the desert state of Saudi Arabia. The first double-header of the season on 27th and 28th January sees the drivers in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship line up at the Diriyah street circuit, which takes them around the historic city walls and is located on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh. Both races will take place in the evening under floodlights and promise to be an extraordinary experience for the drivers and fans. Big differences in temperature between the day and night, desert sand and the narrow circuit, which features a total of 21 corners, pose major challenges for the new Hankook iON Race. Diriyah is hosting a Formula E race for the fifth time.
Hankook looking forward to the first double-header of the season in Saudi Arabia
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: in total, Hankook is actively involved in more than 50 series in 2023. Since Season 9, 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’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, popular touring car championships ADAC TCR Germany and TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events.
07 GUNTHER Maximilian (ger), Maserati MSG Racing, Spark-Venturi, action during the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix, 1st meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez from January 12 to 14, in Mexico City, Mexico - Photo Xavi Bonilla / DPPI
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