The circuit details of rounds one and two of the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship have now been revealed, with the Putrajaya ePrix layout being publicized Thursday morning.
While the opening round of the season at Beijing features a layout consisting primarily of chicanes, the Putrajaya circuit seems to showcase a greater variety of challenges.
“You have a chicane at Turn 1 after the main straight which gives a good first opportunity for overtaking and slipstream battles,” notes former GP2 racer Daniel Abt, who has signed to race for the Audi Sport Abt team. “Then you have a mix of slow and medium speed corners which is good for keeping the field very tight and will ensure close racing.
“I think the next very good overtaking spot will be T6 which is in front of the eVillage [Fan Zone] and should give the spectators a great view of the action. T9 meanwhile reminds me of the very tight hairpin at Macau. All in all the layout looks really promising and will for sure provide great racing. Also, Malaysia’s extreme and unexpected weather conditions should add an extra dimension to the race which is always great for the drivers.”
The Putrejaya ePrix will take place on October 18 as the seconds of 10 races for the inaugural Formula E season. The street circuit is 1.59 miles (2.56 kilometers) in length and features 12 turns.
The next circuit, the Formula E Punta del Este ePrix (Round 3), on December 13 2014, will be revealed six months prior to the race.
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