For the fifth time since inception, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will return to New York City this weekend for rounds eleven and twelve of Season 8. The street circuit in Brooklyn is 2.32km long with 14 turns and the best opportunities for takeovers can be found in turns 1 and 6. Gen2 cars can reach a top speed of 219km/h before turn 1 on the start/finish straight of the circuit.

The temperature over this weekend is expected to rise to 30℃, and humidity to 54%, meaning the drivers will be battling to keep cool in their race suits and the Gen2 cars batteries and teams energy management will be put to the test. The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team drivers had a hopeful outlook as they prepare for the race in New York City. Stoffel Vandoorne commented on his expectations for the race: “New York might not have been the best hunting ground for us in the past, but hopefully we can change that this year and come home with a good result.” His teammate, Nyck de Vries, reflected on the recent race in Morocco and how to result could be channelled into a source of determination for the next couple of rounds: “Marrakesh might not have delivered the results we hoped for, but I like to look at the bright side. I’m hoping to be able to take the positive momentum we had into this coming race weekend in New York. New York is an incredible city, so I am looking forward to two great races.” As a city, New York is committed to electrification and is the US city with the lowest carbon footprint thanks to the ever-increasing use of public transport.

Team Principal of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, Ian James spoke candidly of the team’s recent struggles on track in Marrakesh. He looked ahead to the upcoming double header and spoke of the challenge with determination: “Although we’ve had some great results earlier in the season, we weren’t able to realise our potential in Marrakesh. However, we understand the reasons behind the shortfall and are looking to regain our competitive edge at this event. A double header here will bring plenty of excitement to the street of New York City – and we’re up for the fight!”

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Season 8 of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will electrify the streets of New York City on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 2022.