Seoul Formula E track revealed

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the track for their brand new event in Seoul.

The track will be used for the first time in the 2019/20 season, where the electric series will visit South Korea for the first time.

The race will be held in the area that hosted the Olympic Games in 1988. They will race past the Olympic swimming arena and baseball stadium. And the success from Mexico City will have a bit of a twist here.

The cars will race into the Olympic Athletics stadium, before they will leave it again, and race on for the rest of the lap.

Seoul Formula E Track
Graphics: ABB FIA Formula E Championship

There will be 19 turns on the track, including a hairpin right after the start, like we know from the Hong Kong race.

It’s far from the first time for an Olympic area to be used for motorsport. The Formula 1 track in Sochi in Russia also has Olympic buildings from the Winter Olympics in 2014 as a backdrop. The Formula 1 circus came to the area just eight months after the Olympics had finished.

The Formula E race in South Korea is scheduled to be on 3 May 2020, but that clashes with the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps. So all the drivers competing in both championships plus the FIA WEC and the FIA tries to get that changed. So that’s all up to the Formula E organization now.

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