Race Details

Rounds 9 & 10: New York City

New York City ePrix

Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty will form a dramatic backdrop to the inaugural New York City ePrix for the ninth and tenth rounds of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship.

The 1.947km (1.21mile) 13 corner track will wind its way around Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and will be the first time a FIA sanctioned open-wheel race will take place in the city.

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Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3):

“I’m very excited about this race. I’ve said before that what Formula E has done to bring races to some truly iconic cities is really impressive. To now add New York to this list is amazing; it’s one of the most famous locations in the world. I have no doubts this is going to be one of Formula E’s most important moments so far. ”

“We’ve had some encouraging results, particularly in qualifying this year, so if the track suits us a bit more in Brooklyn, my aim is to be fighting for Super Pole on both days and working to convert that into results in the race. We need to come away from New York with a really strong points haul.”

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Oliver Turvey:

“The New York track looks exciting and I can’t wait to get out on track. It seems to have a good mix of corners with hairpins, chicanes and a fast final corner, as well as a number of straights offering overtaking opportunities in the race.”

“The turn two and turn three combination looks like the most challenging section of the track. My aims for New York are to achieve the best possible result for the team. I will be aiming to reach superpole and to qualify on pole position, and in the race I will be aiming to stand on the top step of the podium”

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Gérry Hughes, Team Principal

“Racing at a new venue is always a mixture of anticipation and excitement; especially one in a place as high profile as the Big Apple. However, it’s the same for all of the teams, and pre-event preparation for the engineers and drivers is more important than ever.”

“Qualifying is where our strengths currently lie and, while that is a positive, we need to start converting these excellent grid positions into tangible points finishes in the races. Given the more conventional Formula E circuit and specific layout of the NYC track, which should suit our car more, we will be aiming to secure strong race results for the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team.”

Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3)

“Yesterday was a frustrating day because we had a decent qualifying session so we were hopeful of a strong race result, but we dropped back through the field in the race due to powertrain issues.”

“Today, we knew that getting a result after starting from last today due to the emotor change was close to impossible. We are going to have to see if there’s anything we can do for Montreal regarding the powertrain issues so we can improve our qualifying and race results.”

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88)

“We have struggled a lot this weekend with thermal issues and with the powertrain, and that has been frustrating. It was even more difficult today with the hot temperatures due to the race starting earlier and the longer race distance.”

“I was happy to finish P6 yesterday, which was the best we could have done, and score eight points, but it was a shame that we couldn’t get anything out of the race today.”

Post-Race Review

Gerry Hughes, Acting Team Principal, NextEV Formula E Team

“It is fair to say that this has been a very difficult weekend for the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team. ”

“Yesterday, both drivers had powertrain issues, which made it very difficult to maintain a consistent pace throughout the race.Today, whilst Oliver capitalised on the pace of the car in qualifying to line up 7th on the grid, we struggled with race pace for both drivers this afternoon. With one double-header race event remaining, we will regroup and focus forward on Montreal.”