Sanya China takes March 23rd Calendar slot

Formula E will return to mainland China, as the city of Sanya has been confirmed as part of the 2018/19 calendar.

Sanya, which sits on the southern tip of Hainan Island and is in the Chinese mainland-controlled Hainan province, as opposed to Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region, will host the sixth round next season.

The race will take place on March 23, 2019, and just leaves the January 123rd race to be confirmed by Formula E, which could be Santiago or a return to Buenos Aires.

“Bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship back to mainland China is an important step in a key territory for the series and a market that’s instrumental to the continued development and uptake of electric vehicles globally,” said Formula E CEO and founder Alejandro Agag.

“Sanya is an idyllic setting for a Formula E race – not just with the stunning views on the shores of the South China Sea – but for the ongoing efforts of Hainan in the field of electric mobility, which has led to Sanya boasting the best air quality of any city in China.”

The Sanya race will take place on a track set “against the backdrop of Haitang Bay”, according to an official FE statement.

The precise track layout will be revealed at a later date.

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