Formula E: Layout revealed for Paris ePrix
Earlier this week, the FIA Formula E Championship revealed the circuit layout for the inaugural Paris ePrix.
At 1.2 miles in length, the 14-turn circuit will play host to Round 7 of the 2015-2016 season on April 23.
The circuit, which passes the Army Museum and the Tomb of Napoleon, remains subject to FIA track homologation.
“Paris is very proud to welcome the first ePrix to France,” said Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris. “This event will be treated like a popular party, which will link sporting values and the environment. It will be a very nice way to promote electric mobility to a massive audience which is a priority for Paris.”
“As a series we are fortunate enough to race in some incredible locations but none more spectacular than the backdrop in the city of Paris,” said Alejandro Agag, the CEO of Formula E. “The ethos of Formula E is urban racing in the heart of cities around the world - Paris certainly ticks all those boxes. France is also a key market for the championship as the home of the FIA, Official Founding Partner and Tire Supplier Michelin, and team partners such as DS and Renault. The Paris ePrix will be an iconic setting for Formula E with DHL, the championship’s Official Logistics Partner, delivering the first fully-electric race to the French capital.”
“The FIA is particularly pleased that there will be a Formula E race run through the streets of the center of Paris,” added FIA President Jean Todt. “This series is heavily linked to the development of new technologies and to promoting a new model for sustainable mobility. It is entirely logical therefore, that a country like France, that has always been at the cutting-edge of innovation, should host an ePrix in its capital city. I am sure that the spectacle offered by Formula E on a track laid out against the amazing backdrop of Les Invalides, will make this event truly unique among motorsport events at a world level.”