Touchdown In New York For Formula E

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Tickets for the first New York CIty FIA Formula E race are now on sale. 

By: FIA Formula E
January 26 2017 

Tickets on sale for the first-ever New York City ePrix with a helping hand from NFL star Victor Cruz

New York City, New York - The FIA Formula E Championship - the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series - has launched ticket sales for the inaugural New York City ePrix in style, with the help of NFL star and New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

Watch Victor Cruz get behind the wheel of the Formula E car against the backdrop of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7pmWy37cNE

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will host the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race to take place within the five boroughs of New York City. This historic event will take place over two days on July 15 and 16.

Cruz was joined by Andretti driver Antonio Felix da Costa as he got to grips with the location of the Brooklyn Circuit on the shores of New York Harbour.

“I’m excited to be here, excited to be a part of something special,” said Victor Cruz. “To bring a motorsport event to the heart of a city, especially a place like New York, is huge. I feel like sports are at the epicentre of this city - and we’re definitely excited about seeing Formula E this summer.”

Antonio Felix da Costa, Andretti Formula E driver, said: “We’ve had good experiences so far in Formula E with how we approach new cities, and I think New York is going to raise the bar on any other city. It’s one of the greatest cities in the world. To have a race - especially with Formula E - where we’re developing electric vehicle technology, will create awareness for all the people that have had question marks about this. I can’t wait to race here for real in July.”

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “Formula E is taking motorsport to places never seen before. To organise the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race in the city of New York is a defining moment - it’s a place everybody wants to visit and host a race. To see the Formula E car in action where the New York City ePrix will take place on July 15 and 16 was special. I’m looking forward to welcoming people from Brooklyn, fellow New Yorkers, and fans from all over the world to witness the most spectacular event on the motorsport calendar.”

"We’re excited to welcome Formula E fans from around the world to Brooklyn for the inaugural New York City ePrix,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company. “The fast-paced action of electric racing has thrilled millions of spectators worldwide and this summer’s event at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will be no exception. We know that visitors and New Yorkers alike will enjoy this ground-breaking event in addition to New York City’s unparalleled shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment options throughout the five boroughs - especially in Brooklyn.”

Tickets went on pre-sale yesterday for the Pier 11 main grandstand, priced at $75 (excluding booking fees).

For a limited period, main grandstand tickets for each race will be priced at $75, with a discounted price for students - $47.50. Tickets for children aged between 5-15 are available at half price - $37.50 (all prices excluding booking fees).

This special offer will remain valid until midnight on Tuesday, February 28 - subject to availability. From March 1, full price tickets in the Pier 11 main grandstand will be priced from $85 (excluding booking fees).

To witness history in the making at the New York City ePrix, get your tickets now at - www.fiaformulae.com/NYC

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About the FIA Formula E Championship:

The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities - including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on the development of motor and battery components, which in turn will filter down to everyday contemporary electric road vehicles.

The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship sees 10 teams and 20 drivers go wheel-to-wheel in 10 cities spanning five continents in the fight to be crowned Formula E champion. The inaugural season of Formula E sparked into life in September 2014 around the grounds of the Olympic Park in Beijing. The third season of the electric street racing series gets underway on October 9 in Hong Kong, with the season finale double-header in Montreal on July 29 & 30.

About FIA & Michelin - Today’s partners for tomorrow’s mobility:

As well as being the official Formula E tyre supplier, Michelin is an official partner, at the international level, of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign. The programme is designed to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety initiated by the UN, the aim of which is to save five million lives over the next 10 years. This programme is set-up to educate and advocate for safer roads, vehicles and behaviours around the globe.

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