The Hong Kong Formula E will be held on October 8-9 this year, the organisers finally put ticket on sale at HK$2,380 per ticket. While it is not cheap, the organisers think it has a very good value.
Of the 6,000 grandstand tickets, 2,000 went on sale today for the Lung Wo Road site. The remainder of grandstand tickets will become available later.
The event will feature 20 hours of entertainment at the Harbourfront in Central, with attractions and entertainment with performance on min-stage, children’s zone and array of game booths and activities.
“We consider the ticket price reasonable as this is a big international motor racing event,” said Alan Fang, chief executive of Formula Electric Racing. “It was never our intention to offset the cost through gate receipts as the figure goes far beyond that. We are relying heavily on sponsorship deals to reduce the cost. Indeed, if we compare tickets for the Formula One event in Singapore, they charge much more than us at S$800 each (HK$4,500).”
However, the highest ticket price for this season’s Formula E grand finale in Battersea Park, London is only £78 (~HK$885).
There are also 10,000 HK$300 tickets for the eVillage where fans can watch races on big screens.
The Formula E series was only conceived in 2012 and is now in its second season with the championship culminating in two races in London in July. The Hong Kong race will be in the third season.
Hong Kong ePrix Circuit
The Hong Kong ePrix circuit is approximately a 2 km track located in the Hong Kong Central Harbourfront area. The 10-turn circuit uses the existing roads with drivers racing past instantly recognisable landmarks, such as the Central Star Ferry Pier and City Hall, with the Victoria Harbour on one side and the Central and Mid-Levels skyline on the other.
As is the nature of street circuits, the Hong Kong ePrix circuit will be a demanding race track to test drivers’ speed, talent and racing mettle. Two tight hairpins turns – one at Lung Wo Road and a second at the Star Ferry Pier – feature alongside a 555-metre main straight, a key opportunity for overtaking.
Can’t visit Hong Kong for the race? Here is a simulation of the Lap of Formula E in Hong Kong.