Formula E officials have confirmed the track used for the New York City E-Prix in Red Hook, Brooklyn will be extended for the Season 4 finale in July.

Formula E became the first FIA-sanctioned championship to stage a race in New York's five boroughs when it hit the streets of Red Hook in July 2017, incorporating the famous city skyline into the backdrop of the circuit.

Following an appearance at the New York International Auto Show that saw Nelson Piquet Jr. drive a Formula E car down 11th Avenue in Manhattan, Formula E officials confirmed that the circuit used for the race in Season 4 will be extended.

"As part of a long-term vision to make the Brooklyn waterfront Formula E's home in New York, the cars will navigate a slightly different route this year - with an extension to the track in a bid to cater to the next generation of faster and more efficient cars next season, together with adding further overtaking opportunities," a statement from Formula E reads.

"Subject to new track homologation, instead of taking the sharp hairpin at Turn 6 the drivers will now tackle a left-right complex at the North end of the circuit - adding four extra corners and lengthening the track to 1.52-miles (2.45-km)."

The 2018 New York City E-Prix will host the final two rounds of the current Formula E season, taking place on July 14-15.


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