Hong Kong Formula E race ticket farce

More than 40,000 tickets will be sold for the first Formula E race in Hong Kong in October, but most spectators will only be able to watch it from a giant screen.

The cheapest ticket will cost less than HK$500, however these will not guarantee the audience sight of the actual race, as budget ticket holders will be housed in an eVillage in Central, where they will only be able to watch the race live on a giant screen.

Similar eVillage tickets at last year’s Formula E races in Beijing and Malaysia were offered free of charge. Many other cities which have hosted races do not have such arrangements at all.

"We'd like the event to be seen by ordinary people in Hong Kong," said Alan Fang, head of operations for the race.

Grandstand tickets, which would guarantee the audience sight of the actual race,  are likely to go for more than HK$1,000 and exclusive VIP tickets for more than HK$10,000.

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