After Beijing played host to the Chinese round on the ABB FIA Formula E calendar in season 1 and 2, mainland China makes a comeback on the 2018/2019 calendar with a round in the beach resort town of Sanya.
Located on the Southern tip of China’s Hainan island, Sanya is one of the newest locations for the ABB FIA Formula E championship. Sanya is the 21st city to host a Formula E race and the 2019 Sanya E-Prix was the first Formula E race in China since Beijing in October 2015. The inaugural edition of the Sanya E-Prix took place in March 2019 and was won by Jean-Eric Vergne. The 2020 Sanya E-Prix was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but returns in March 2021.
How to get to Sanya on Hainan Island, the home of the Sanya E-Prix.
The main gateway to Sanya is Sanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX), which has flights to all parts of China and further afield in Asia. Airlines with the largest number of connections to Sanya include Beijing Capital Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Sichuan Airlines.
The Sanya Street Circuit is located in the Feng Tang Lu area on the south of Hainan Island, approximately 40km to the east of the city of Sanya. Depending on where you decide to stay, the best way to get around in Sanya is by taxi. Local buses are also available.