Round 1/10

Round 1: China


The season opener of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship took place in China’s capital city, Beijing. The city has a rich, three thousand year history and is home to many of the country’s special points of interest, including Tiananmen Square and Forbidden city.

The anti-clockwise street track used for the Beijing ePrix sits in the grounds of the Olympic Park and is 3.439km in length, featuring 17 turns.

Did you know?!

The Forbidden City, which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420-1912), has 1,000 rooms. You definitely need a full day to explore!

The origins of the Peking Duck date back to the Ming dynasty, about 600 years ago! It was created for the Emperor but recipes from the palace kitchen were often smuggled out onto the streets of Beijing

The Great Wall of China has a length of over 6,000 kms and one of its most popular sections is to the north and east of Beijing. You can access the Great Wall just 73kms outside of Beijing

The chrysanthemum and the Chinese rose are Beijing’s official flowers

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and Chinese folklore. The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck