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Take to the New York City in Season 3, 4 and 5 Formula E cars in Limited Time Series, Motorsports Seasons and a Time Trial Competition.
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The Formula E New York Circuit (officially Brooklyn Street Circuit) is a street circuit in the Red Hook neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, adjacent to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal along Brooklyn's west coast. It was created for the New York City ePrix of the single-seater, electrically powered Formula E championship. Its first use was during the 2016–17 Formula E season when it hosted the 2017 New York City ePrix.
Following the last known NASCAR Cup Series races in the New York metropolitan area in the 1950s, there have been several failed attempts to establish a race in or near New York City for a major automobile series. In September 2016, New York City and Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) officials announced the establishment of a 2017 event in the city for Formula E, with the Red Hook location selected over other potential sites including Central Park. The race was approved due to the absence of air pollution and noise disturbances from the electric-powered race cars, compared to normal gasoline-powered racing automobiles. The inaugural New York City ePrix events were held on July 15−16, 2017, with Sam Bird of DS Virgin Racing winning both races.
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|1.21 miles (1.947 km) - (from same website)|
- Formula E New York Circuit is the third track in the game to have separate start and finish lines, after Mount Panorama and Red Bull Ring. While the starting lines on these two tracks are around 150m past their finish lines on the pit straight, New York's are separated by nearly half of the track's length, leading to first laps around 30 seconds longer than subsequent laps.