E1’s ‘Race to Hong Kong’ revealed with seven events

The UIM E1 World Championship Season 1 will feature seven races around the world, culminating in a final event in Hong Kong.

The season will encompass Europe, the Middle East and Asia with globally recognised cities hosting E1 races.  Hong Kong will host the finale of the first 3 seasons of the E1 World Championship in 2024, 2025 and 2026, a fitting destination that aligns perfectly with an international series that launches in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia on February 2 and 3, 2024.

E1, the world’s first and only all-electric race boat championship, will then go on to visit some of Europe’s most glamorous locations over the Northern Hemisphere summer, firstly reaching Venice on May 11 and 12, with the world famous waters of the Venetian lagoon hosting E1’s RaceBirds.

An enclave within the city of Marbella, globally synonymous with glamour and lifestyle, Puerto Banús will host E1’s third Grand Prix on June 1 and 2. Later that month on June 29 and 30 Geneva will see its world-famous lake host an evening race to give fans an all-new experience, before the series heads to Monaco on July 26 and 27 for what’s sure to be one of the calendar highlights. After debuting the RaceBirds racing side by side at World Port Days in 2023, E1 returns to Rotterdam on September 7 and 8 for the final race of the summer.

These events all form part of the ‘Race to Hong Kong’ – the official Championship Standings – as the  debut season then concludes with a spectacular finale on the globally recognised waters of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on November 9 and 10. The E1 Hong Kong Grand Prix is expected to attract thousands of spectators from around the world to attend in person and experience the ultimate electric boat race on the waters of the picturesque Victoria Harbour in front of the city’s iconic skyline.

Up to ten teams of male and female pilots will compete in the first season chasing the E1 title of ‘Champions of the Water’. E1’s teams are owned by some of the biggest names in their fields from Tom Brady, Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, Didier Drogba and Sergio Pérez in sport to Steve Aoki and Marc Anthony in the world of music and entertainment.

E1’s owners and cities also share the championship’s mission to drive change and make a positive impact on marine mobility.

Rodi Basso, CEO and co-founder of E1, said: “I share the pride of everyone at E1 as we announce this spectacular calendar of events for our first season. These cities are all world renowned for their cultural, touristic and sporting offerings and will each provide our fans with a unique and unforgettable experience. Our race locations not only will provide a stunning backdrop for our RaceBirds, but they align with our goals of improving the ecosystems in which we race and accelerating marine electrification.”  

Mr. Kevin Yeung, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hong Kong SAR Government, welcomed E1 to Hong Kong, “We are most excited to see the debut of UIM E1 World Championship in 2024, and are proud that Hong Kong will host the grand finale of the first three seasons of the championship and will be the only East Asian host city of its inaugural season, highlighting Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-renowned events capital and one of the best destinations for tourists around the world.”   

Alejandro Agag, Chairman and co-founder of E1, said: “The list of names in the Season 1 calendar shows the immense confidence our city stakeholders have in E1 before the first race has even started and there’s still so much more to come from the championship.” 


E1 Jeddah GP 2-3 February

E1 Venice GP 11-12 May

E1 Puerto Banús GP 1-2 June

E1 Geneva GP 29-30 June

E1 Monaco GP 26-27 July

E1 Rotterdam GP 7-8 September

E1 Hong Kong GP 9-10 November

For more on the championship, the races and details on how to watch or buy tickets head to e1series.com  

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