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New York track extended ahead of season finale

The season-ending New York City ePrix will have a slightly longer track compared to when the race made its debut in the 2016/17 season.

The layout will be extended to 1.52 miles (from 1.21 miles) and feature an extra four corners compared to the inaugural race.

Rather than a tight hairpin at Turn 6, the circuit will now feature a slow left turn for Turn 6 before three right-handers make up Turns 7-10.

It will then re-join the original circuit after Turn 10, with the back straight leading to the Turn 11/12 chicane.

The New York City ePrix track map. Courtesy FIA Formula E.

The move is designed to add further overtaking opportunities while also catering for the Gen2 Season 5 car.

The new car is both faster and more efficient than the current car used in the all-electric series.

Sam Bird claimed back-to-back wins in New York when the city made its Formula E debut in Season 3, while his DS Virgin team-mate, Alex Lynn, secure pole position on his debut.

Lynn was filling in for now-Dragon Racing driver Jose Maria Lopez.

Jack Amey

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