Beijing,
People's Republic of China
Putrajaya,
Malaysia
Punta del Este ,
Uruguay
Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Mexico City,
Mexico
Long Beach,
United States
London,
United Kingdom
London,
United Kingdom

R1

Beijing 24 Oct 15

R2

Putrajaya 07 Nov 15

R3

Punta del Este 19 Dec 15

R4

Buenos Aires 06 Feb 16

R5

Mexico City 12 Mar 16

R6

Long Beach 02 Apr 16

R7

Paris 23 Apr 16

R8

Berlin 21 May 16

R9

London 02 Jul 16

R10

London 03 Jul 16
Countdown to Beijing
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Circuit: Formula E Beijing ePrix

Location: Olympic Park

Date: 24 Oct 2015

Length: 3.439km

Turns: 17

Circuit Guide

The ‘Birds Nest’ Olympic Stadium forms the dramatic backdrop for the Beijing ePrix, which staged the opening races of season one and two. The track is long – at just under 3.5 kilometres it is the longest on the calendar – and wide, which encourages overtaking. The season one race featured a sensational last-corner crash between the leaders, Nico Prost and Nick Heidfeld, which allowed Lucas di Grassi to take the win. In season two, Sebastien Buemi started off by becoming the first driver in Formula E history to record a perfect score by taking pole position, the race win and setting fastest lap.

Driver's guide
Lucas di Grassi, Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport:

"It’s an incredible location and an amazing track, the longest circuit we visit on the Formula E calendar. It’s around a very iconic area in the Olympic Park and the ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium.

"I think there will be a very different dynamic this season compared to last year as all the teams and drivers have much more experience. This year they have removed turn three, four and five which was a very tight and slow chicane at the start of the lap leading to a 90-degree corner. That will make the track flow much better, be much faster and hopefully improve chances of overtaking.

"The most challenging part of the track follows on from the new part. It’s a combination of three or fours corners, a chicane and a left-hander that narrows. Crucial to get right on a qualifying lap. The maximum race power has been increased to 170kW, that means for the same amount of distance to cover we’ll have to regenerate and save much more energy. Efficiency will be key to run higher power for longer."

“It was a good race. It’s a bit of a weird feeling because I felt I was a little bit on my own, but I would not be against that. It’s good to win with a bit of a margin. “I’m happy, the team has done a great job and Renault has done a good powertrain so I’m just looking forward to the next races right now. I think we even managed to have the fastest lap, which was very difficult last year."

Countdown to Putrajaya
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Circuit: Formula E Putrajaya ePrix

Location: Persiaran Perdana

Date: 07 Nov 2015

Length: 2.5km

Turns: 12

Circuit Guide

The city of Putrajaya – approximately 25km south of Kuala Lumpur – perfectly complements Formula E as it has embraced the latest in sustainable technology in the construction of many of its buildings. The is 2.5km long and is one of the drivers’ favourites as it contains a wide variety of corner types as well as different track surfacing. The extreme heat and humidity have made it one of the toughest races on the calendar, with an unusually high number of retirements. In season Sam Bird scored a brilliant dominant win, while in season two Lucas di Grassi kept his cool in the heat to claim victory.

Drivers Guide
Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing

“I thought the circuit in Putrajaya lent itself to some great racing. I thought the layout was superb and there were some especially bumpy parts but it added to the character of the circuit. The bumpiest part is going into the last corner, everywhere else is as smooth as we come across over the course of the year.

“The key overtaking points are into turn one, three and four. Everywhere else is very difficult to line something up so you need to really focus on getting it done in sector one. You need to get a good exit out of the last corner in order to tee-up those overtaking opportunities.

“I very much enjoy going to Malaysia every single time I’ve been there in all racing categories. We’re just down the road from Kuala Lumpur, one of the coolest cities around so I think we are lucky to come to such a beautiful country. The backdrop is spectacular.

“The threat of monsoon downpours in the mid-afternoon is always there and it’s tough for both teams and drivers but we’ve moved the race start time forward to hopefully compensate. The heat is always a challenge for both car and driver.”

 

 

 

Lucas di Grassi, Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport “You can see how difficult the conditions were with the amount of sand I have in my eye, the amount of sand I have in the car! It was an extremely tough race, mainly determined by battery temperature. But gladly we managed it better than the others, we did a fantastic job. The team in the background did a perfect job with the strategy and we managed to claim the victory and I’m now the leader in the championship.”

Countdown to Punta del Este
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Circuit: Formula E Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix

Location: Playa Brava Beach

Date: 19 Dec 2015

Length: 2.785km

Turns: 20

Circuit Guide 

Punta del Este is one of Uruguay’s top holiday resorts, so it’s no surprise that the race is one of the most popular on the calendar. At 2.8km the track is the third longest on the calendar, and with a lap record speed of 134km/h it’s also the second fastest. The circuit is fast, but narrow, and the challenging chicanes catch out the unwary. It’s clearly a favourite of Sebastien Buemi, who has won both of the races here.

Driver's Guide 
Sebastien Buemi, Renault e.dams

“It’s so close to the sea it’s pretty amazing, even a bit sandy in the paddock! I had never been to Argentina or Uruguay until last year. It was great to discover those two countries and South America is a great place to race with knowledgeable motorsport fans. It was one of the best race weekends we had last year and I think everyone in the paddock is looking forward to going back.

“It is the most different track we experience with a lot of very quick chicanes, a very high speed circuit which I like. This year the first corner is completely different, instead of a right-left chicane it’s now left-right. The idea behind it is to make the pit exit much safer, last year we were exiting the pits on the racing line. Now with this tweak we will be able to exit easier and it will hopefully offer another good overtaking opportunity. There are two chicanes which have been slowed slightly. It will be Punta like last year but with improvements. The FIA try to keep the positive points of the track and tweak the negative ones.

“It’s never impossible to overtake in Formula E due to the energy management and if you have a strong pace you should be able to move up the field. Of all the tracks we go to Punta is one of the more difficult tracks to overtake. Qualifying is always important but maybe a little more here than at other circuits.”

Sebastien Buemi, Renault e.dams “The result today was really a combined effort from everyone; you don't win because of just the car, or just because of the motor, it's a team effort, and was a great reward for all of us after the disappointment in Malaysia.”

Countdown to Buenos Aires
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Circuit: Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix

Location: Puerto Madero

Date: 06 Feb 2016

Length: 2.479km

Turns: 12

Circuit Guide

Just a stone’s throw from the park that the Buenos Aires ePrix calls home is a statue of Juan Manuel Fangio and his title-winning Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 car. It’s an illustration not just of the transition from the past to the future of motorsport an electric racing, but also a symbol of the Argentinian fans’ love of motorsport. And they have been treated to two fabulous races on the 2.4-kilometre circuit. In season one, Antonio Felix da Costa triumphed in the most unpredictable race to date, while in season two Sebastien Buemi almost won from 18th on the grid, but denied by a superb drive by Sam Bird.

Drivers Guide
Antonio Felix da Costa, Team Aguri

“Last year was my first time in Buenos Aires, and Argentina actually. Of course the country has a racing background which is good for Formula E when we bring the racing out into the streets, I think it makes it really easy for people to go to the track and watch it. I think it was one of the best races with everything combined last year with all the fans and the track. I think we’re in for a really nice time and race, with a lot of people and lucky feathers and there’s really good food around there as well so I’m really looking forward to go back!

 

“You know these kind of race races; Malaysia and Buenos Aires, anything that hot is what we train for. We do some special training dedicated to that. It’s never a big issue for us drivers and I think it’s a bigger issue for the cars. I don’t think any car at the end of the day stopped with a temperature problem (in Putrajaya) but it definitely slowed everybody down, it altered everyone’s strategies and how much everyone was using the regeneration. It’s certainly very tricky and changes everything for the teams and the drivers, and it’s very easy to make a mistake. But at the end of the day for you guys outside watching it, it’s going to bring more interest and it’s going to bring everyone closer together.

 

If you can line someone up there’s a good overtaking spot at turn four. Obviously turn one and then turn seven, and I think before the last chicane is also a good opportunity. Everybody is very sensible in Formula E, and that’s a good thing. Every driver has a lot of respect for each other. We have not seen in season two any stupid crashes from the racing so far and that’s the beauty of Formula E when you bring professional drivers together, it gives for good racing. I think this is where we really have an edge over other categories.”

 

Sam Bird, DS Virgin Racing “As everybody knows we merged with a great manufacturer, DS, for this season and the hard work at the DS Virgin Racing team has produced a really good car today. This is for the boys and the ladies who have worked tirelessly since Punta del Este to give me a better race car.”

Countdown to Mexico
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Circuit: FIA Formula E Mexico City ePrix

Location: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Date: 12 Mar 2016

Length: 2.092km

Turns: 18

Circuit Guide

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez has held numerous races from Formula 1 to the World Endurance Championship during its illustrious history and many different configurations. A brand new, 2.1km layout was created for the arrival of Formula E in 2016. At over 2500m, the track is the highest in Formula E – and one of the highest in the world. It was also the first time that a Formula E race took place on a ‘permanent’ road course. In the race Lucas di Grassi won on the road but was disqualified for being underweight, handing victory to Dragon Racing’s Jerome D’Ambrosio.

Driver's Guide
Salvador Duran, Team Aguri

 

“The first complex and approach to turn one looks like a very interesting corner, a very fast chicane. The second part where you exit, you’re already into another corner, you’re already into the oval and the normal part of the circuit. It’s going to be quite interesting to see how the drivers manage to exit with as much speed as they can. Turn four looks like a very slow corner to the right and then you get a lot of change in direction as you go through another left corner which is practically a U-turn. You have to be very careful on the exit as well because after that you have the straight before entering into the stadium.

I love it because there is one part that is actually a stadium. The configuration of the track means that we go through there on two occasions and I think all the people there are going to be so excited because being in the stadium, the excitement is going to be contagious! I really like that part and the other point is that we have so many grandstands along the start/finish straight and over the pits as well. It looks like it’s going to be very challenging. The best overtaking spot I’ve seen will be the entry into the stadium, that’s going to be the most interesting bit.

The fans here are really loud! They are really passionate. They are really excited about what we can offer because they really want to see a car running. I would say they don’t quite understand and even the media doesn’t understand Formula E cars. That’s why it’s going to be so good when we get there and show them what we have. It’s not only about the car, it’s also about the show Formula E brings to every single place it goes to.”

Jerome D’Ambrosio, Dragon Racing “Lucas drove a great race so I feel sorry for him, but I’m still buzzing after the excitement of the podium. It was an amazing crowd and an incredible feeling – so a huge thanks to all the fans who cheered us on.”

Countdown to Long Beach
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Circuit: FIA Formula E Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix

Location: Long Beach

Date: 02 Apr 2016

Length: 2.1km

Turns: 7

Circuit Guide

The southern Californian city of Long Beach has a long and illustrious association with motor racing that dates back to 1975. That makes it the longest running street race in the US and an impressive list of some of the world’s greatest racers have triumphed there. Formula E uses a shortened 2.1-kilometre version of the Grand Prix circuit, and it’s the fastest track on the calendar. In season one, Nelson Piquet Jr scored his maiden victory there after making an electric start, while in season two, Lucas di Grassi was victorious after battling his way by Sam Bird around the wide and flowing circuit.

Driver's Guide
Nelson Piquet Jr, NEXTEV TCR

 “The track has a slightly different feeling to other circuits we race on in Formula E. It feels bigger and wider, and it’s not as bumpy or as technical as some other places we visit. The shortened Grand Prix circuit we use is still a quick track with some long straights and fast chicanes. I think it should suit our car much better and hopefully we won’t suffer as much in Long Beach.

It was a very emotional race for me in Long Beach last year. We were already very strong coming off the back of the race in Miami, and for some reason both myself and the team were super confident heading to Long Beach. It was one of those that I had the feeling I was going to win. It was a good weekend and it kick-started my challenge for the championship.

Everyone in America has a lot of opportunities to follow sports and motorsport has a tradition of street racing in Long Beach. I expect to see a lot of fans cheering us on in the California sunshine. We hope to put on a good show - there are plenty of overtaking opportunities not only into the first corner but into Turn 5 and the tight hairpin at Turn 7. That’s a tricky section to get right as you’re turning and braking at the same time. If you don’t get the line right you open yourself up for an overtaking opportunity.”

Lucas di Grassi, Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport “I’m very happy to show that if you keep your focus, keep up your work, good results come. From the outside races always look comfortable, this is a tricky track, it’s very easy to do mistakes, it was an extremely difficult race. It’s an extremely difficult car to drive on the edge so we had no comfort in winning the race, we just had to focus on making no mistakes.”

Countdown to Paris
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Circuit: FIA Formula E Visa Paris ePrix

Location: Paris

Date: 23 Apr 2016

Length: 1.93km

Turns: 14

Circuit Guide

Paris - The City of Light – is one of the most famous in the world. France is the country where motorsport as we know it today was created and the city itself is part of that history. At just 1.9 kilometres, the track is the shortest used in season two, although the Monaco track used in season one was shorter. The race takes place around the historic Les Invalides complex, where a sold-out crowd will have plenty of local heroes to cheer on.

Driver's Guide
Loic Duval, Dragon Racing

 “I joined the series last year in the middle of the season and I saw the calendar for this year and I was thinking, of course you expect Formula E to go to city-centres, in the best cities around the world, and you really wanted Formula E to be in Paris. I think it’s well deserved for the city, and the championship to be able to race here. To have a sports event in the city-centre is always positive, to bring the race to the people. When the red lights go out, it’s our turn as racing drivers to make the show a little bit special.

“It looks quite quick in some areas with medium and high-speed corners. Some areas look a bit tricky with really tight corners so there’s always going to be a way to manage the set-up between the fast parts and slow corners, that’s going to be something special. It looks like there are two long straights and a lot of opportunities to overtake to fight with the other guys, it looks really promising.

“I think with the experience of the Formula E guys and the organisation, we’ve been to tracks before where it’s been really difficult to drive, I remember Moscow last year and London and they’ve always managed to find a solution and now they have even more experience. In France we even have a famous cycling race which is the Paris-Roubaix, and there are these kinds of roads. In a way also, if it was possible to have these kinds of difficulties, it would make the race more special and the track more special, we’ll see how it ends up.”

SCHEDULE
Free practice one
08:15 am
Free practice two
10:30 am
Qualifying
12:00 pm
Race
16:00 pm

Loic Duval, Dragon Racing “I joined the series last year in the middle of the season and I saw the calendar for this year and I was thinking, of course you expect Formula E to go to city-centres, in the best cities around the world, and you really wanted Formula E to be in Paris.”

Countdown to Berlin
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Circuit: FIA Formula E Berlin ePrix

Location: Karl-Marx-Alls near Alexanderplatz

Date: 21 May 2016

Length: 2.030km

Turns: 11

Circuit Guide

The Berlin ePrix has switched venues for season two. With the Tempelhof Airport facility unavailable, a new track has been created in the Mitte district of the German capital. The 2-kilometre track, which has historic Alexanderplatz and the TV tower as a stunning backdrop features 11 turns and winds its way around Strausberger Platz and towards Alexanderplatz with the pitlane on Karl-Marx-Allee. The season one race was won by Lucas di Grassi on the road, but he was disqualified for a technical infringement, handing victory to Jerome D’Ambrosio.

“Thanks to Formula E and the City of Berlin for making this race possible. I had a look at the circuit this morning - it's an amazing place which will create an absolutely unique atmosphere. Racing through the streets of our capital will make a dream come true.”

London
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Circuit: FIA Formula E Visa London ePrix

Location: Battersea Park

Date: 02 Jul 2016

Length: 2.925km

Turns: 17

 

Circuit Guide

Number of laps - 33

Fastest corner - Turn 1 (145kph)

Longest straight - Pit straight (493m)

Past winners -

Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault

Sam Bird, Virgin Racing

Qualifying record - 1:23:901 - Stephane Sarrazin, Venturi

Lap record - 1:26:790 - Sam Bird, Virgin Racing

Once more, the FIA Formula E Championship will be decided at Battersea Park, situated in the heart of the British capital. Last year’s winner Sam Bird discusses his love for London and the opportunity to stand on the top step of the podium in front of his home fans…

 

Home sweet home

“London was one of my favourite circuits last year not only because it’s sort of my home city, but also Formula E created a spectacular track with many different corners. It was a great venue, a sublime setting at Battersea Park! The track is quite narrow in areas with some big chicanes and a very fast first corner which is very tricky because of the camber of the road. Obviously we get quite a lot of rain in England and we need a cambered road to drain the water but it makes for interesting handling when negotiating a high-speed left hander, trying to go over the crown of the road and back down the other side. It’s tricky for a single-seater racing car and something that isn’t necessarily normal when you’re negotiating turns on normal tracks.”

 

Double trouble

“You have to remember that we had two races last year so it’s nothing new now. So at least if you don’t have a good Saturday, you can have some redemption on a Sunday. Or if you have a good Saturday you’re kind of thinking you’re going to have a good Sunday because I’ve got the pace. The only worry is that if you’re slow on Saturday, as it’s like, ‘Oh my god, what am I going to do? We didn’t show any pace, what are we going to do tomorrow?’ but I’m hoping that won’t be the case.”


Champagne celebration

“Last year’s podium was the catalyst to some of the greatest podiums I’ve ever been a part of. I didn’t expect that, I thought it was going to be a more traditional podium in front of a grandstand. When I walked on to that stage I was absolutely amazed, with thousands and thousands of people there standing in front of us. Obviously me being a home winner, I got an extra special welcome and it’s something I will remember forever. I would dearly love to repeat the success from last year - but what we do at Formula E, that started in London last year, is a very special moment for all of us drivers when we get on to that podium. It’s become spectacular and it involves the fans more which is exactly what we want to do and what we have been doing as a series.”

 

STARTS ENDS LENGTH ACTIVITY PLACE
08:00     eVILLAGE OPENS eVillage
08:15 09:00 00:45 NON QUALIFYING PRACTICE 1 Track
10:00 10:15 00:15 QUALIFYING GROUP LOTTERY Podium
10:30 11:00 00:30 NON QUALIFYING PRACTICE 2 Track
12:00 12:06 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 1 Track
12:10 12:16 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 2 Track
12:20 12:26 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 3 Track
12:30 12:36 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 4 Track
12:45 13:00 00:15 SUPER POLE Track
13:50 14:05 00:15 eRACE Racebooth
14:05 14:35 00:30 AUTOGRAPH SESSION Racebooth
14:40 15:00 00:20 DRIVER PARADE Track
15:23 15:33 00:10 PIT LANE OPEN Track
16:03 17:00 00:57 RACE (33 Laps) Track
17:05     Podium Ceremony eVillage
  18:00   eVILLAGE CLOSES eVillage

 

Virgin Media

“I pushed him hard and he ran out of energy and I am so happy with the strategy we had. Thanks to all the British fans, they have been great. It was a great battle and I am so pleased for the win and the Virgin Racing team.”

London
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Circuit: FIA Formula E Visa London ePrix

Location: Battersea Park

Date: 03 Jul 2016

Length: 2.925km

Turns: 17

 

London - Track Guide

 

Number of laps - 33

Fastest corner - Turn 1 (145kph)

Longest straight - Pit straight (493m)

Past winners -

Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault

Sam Bird, Virgin Racing

Qualifying record - 1:23:901 - Stephane Sarrazin, Venturi

Lap record - 1:26:790 - Sam Bird, Virgin Racing

 

Once more, the FIA Formula E Championship will be decided at Battersea Park, situated in the heart of the British capital. Last year’s winner Sam Bird discusses his love for London and the opportunity to stand on the top step of the podium in front of his home fans…

 

Home sweet home

“London was one of my favourite circuits last year not only because it’s sort of my home city, but also Formula E created a spectacular track with many different corners. It was a great venue, a sublime setting at Battersea Park! The track is quite narrow in areas with some big chicanes and a very fast first corner which is very tricky because of the camber of the road. Obviously we get quite a lot of rain in England and we need a cambered road to drain the water but it makes for interesting handling when negotiating a high-speed left hander, trying to go over the crown of the road and back down the other side. It’s tricky for a single-seater racing car and something that isn’t necessarily normal when you’re negotiating turns on normal tracks.”

 

Double trouble

“You have to remember that we had two races last year so it’s nothing new now. So at least if you don’t have a good Saturday, you can have some redemption on a Sunday. Or if you have a good Saturday you’re kind of thinking you’re going to have a good Sunday because I’ve got the pace. The only worry is that if you’re slow on Saturday, as it’s like, ‘Oh my god, what am I going to do? We didn’t show any pace, what are we going to do tomorrow?’ but I’m hoping that won’t be the case.”


Champagne celebration

“Last year’s podium was the catalyst to some of the greatest podiums I’ve ever been a part of. I didn’t expect that, I thought it was going to be a more traditional podium in front of a grandstand. When I walked on to that stage I was absolutely amazed, with thousands and thousands of people there standing in front of us. Obviously me being a home winner, I got an extra special welcome and it’s something I will remember forever. I would dearly love to repeat the success from last year - but what we do at Formula E, that started in London last year, is a very special moment for all of us drivers when we get on to that podium. It’s become spectacular and it involves the fans more which is exactly what we want to do and what we have been doing as a series.”

 

STARTS ENDS LENGTH ACTIVITY PLACE
08:00     eVILLAGE OPENS eVillage
08:15 09:00 00:45 NON QUALIFYING PRACTICE 1 Track
10:00 10:15 00:15 QUALIFYING GROUP LOTTERY Podium
10:30 11:00 00:30 NON QUALIFYING PRACTICE 2 Track
12:00 12:06 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 1 Track
12:10 12:16 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 2 Track
12:20 12:26 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 3 Track
12:30 12:36 00:06 QUALIFYING GROUP 4 Track
13:15 14:00 00:10 eRACE Racebooth
14:05 14:35 00:30 AUTOGRAPH SESSION Racebooth
14:40 15:00 00:20 DRIVER PARADE Track
16:00 16:55 00:55 RACE (29 Laps) Track
17:05     Podium Ceremony eVillage
  18:00   eVILLAGE CLOSES eVillage

 

Virgin Media

“I pushed him hard and he ran out of energy and I am so happy with the strategy we had. Thanks to all the British fans, they have been great. It was a great battle and I am so pleased for the win and the Virgin Racing team.”

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