What does the Shanghai Formula E street circuit look like?

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What does the Shanghai Formula E street circuit look like?

Motorsport fans will be familiar with the Shanghai International Circuit in China.


The all-electric championship is heading to another permanent circuit, as the calendar begins its final few locations of Season 10. The Shanghai International Circuit was conceived by renowned designer Hermann Tilke, who has been responsible for some of the most famous race tracks in motorsport. From above, the unique layout resembles the Chinese character “上” (shang), meaning ‘up above’. 

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Designed for top-tier motorsport global events, the circuit features a challenging combination of high-speed straights and tight corners. The clockwise, 3.051km layout will be a shortened version of the traditional Grand Prix circuit, with the positioning of the ATTACK MODE on the outside of the long right-hander of Turn 2.

Being a staple on other international motorsport calendars, like Formula 1, several members of our grid have driven here before. Drivers like Sebastien Buemi (Envision Racing), Lucas di Grassi (ABT CUPRA) and Stoffel Vandoorne (DS PENSKE) are just some of the names that have visited this special circuit in the past.

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“This weekend’s event in Shanghai is going to be challenging for everyone, as it’s a new venue for Formula E so it’s going to be about who adapts and learns the quickest,” Tommaso Volpe, the Managing Director and Team Principal of the Nissan Formula E Team continued. 

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The 2024 Shanghai E-Prix Round 11 gets underway on Friday 24 May with Free Practice 1 at 17:00 local time.

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Track action for the first day of the double-header starts on Saturday 25 May with Free Practice 2 at 08:00 local. Qualifying follows at 10:20 local time with lights out for Round 11 scheduled at 15:00 local.

Following this, Sunday’s action starts with Free Practice 3 at 08:00, followed by Round 12 qualifying and the race at 10:20 and 15:00 local time respectively.

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