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Drivers Championship Leaders, ROKiT Venturi Racing, ready to take a bite out of The Big Apple… 

The Circuit

Brooklyn Street Circuit

Length // 2.374-kilometres

Corners // 13

Best Finish // P4 [Tom Dillmann, 2018]

Lap Record // 1:11.305 [Daniel Abt, 2019]

Electrifying The Concrete Jungle

After first appearing on the calendar in 2017, ROKiT Venturi Racing returns to New York City this weekend to contest Rounds 10 and 11 of the FIA Formula E World Championship.

With the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan serving as our backdrop, the Brooklyn Street Circuit is the perfect showcase for Formula E’s urban street racing and has become one of the most iconic venues in the sport - loved by fans and teams alike.

Snaking around Brooklyn’s Red Hook district, 13 corners form the 2.374-kilometre arena which is the second-shortest track on the Season 7 calendar.

From Seasons 3-5, New York City has been the home of action-packed wheel-to-wheel racing and, following a 12-month absence – and off the back of a stunning victory in Puebla, we’re looking forward to returning to The City That Never Sleeps this weekend.

In Their Words

Susie Wolff, ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal

“With only three race weekends remaining, the season is edging closer to its conclusion and with Edo leading the Driver’s Championship, the stakes are higher than ever for us. Whilst Puebla was a good weekend for Edo and a great morale boost for the team to see our hard work paying off, we still have plenty of work to do. We're going into New York strong but as we’ve seen in Formula E, anything can happen during a race weekend. Historically the Brooklyn Street Circuit has produced some fantastic racing action and I’m confident that this weekend’s double-header won’t be the exception.”

Edoardo Mortara

“Following on from my double podium and win in Puebla, I can’t wait to get back out on the track in New York City this weekend. The Brooklyn Street Circuit is a track that I enjoy and it has a good mixture of corner types which can be good for overtaking. As the championship leader, we expect tough races starting from Group 1 in qualifying so performing well will be crucial to setting up my weekend, especially in Race 1. As a team, our confidence and motivation has never been higher which is an advantage heading into the final races of the season.”

Norman Nato

“Another race weekend means another new track for me as a rookie, and I’m very excited to race in New York City for the first time. After driving the circuit on the simulator, I quite like the track on the whole and it has a nice mix of low, medium, high-speed corners. Turns 1, 6 and 10 will be key overtaking opportunities in the race and Turn 14 will also be really exciting, especially in qualifying because it requires you to attack with a lot of commitment to maximise lap time. As soon as practice gets underway, I’ll be pushing from the outset and the goal for me is to be fighting with the front runners.”