The circuit layout and location for Formula E’s 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix has been revealed.
Buenos Aires will host round four of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship.
Taking place on January 10, 2015, the 2.44 kilometers (1.516 miles) track will run counter-clockwise and lies in the popular and modern Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. It has been designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi and features 12 turns including a mix of high-speed corners, chicanes and hairpins.
Formula E (FE) said the ePrix has been warmly welcomed by Mayor Mauricio Macri, along with the City Government, local authorities and the ASN. The race is one of two in South America along with Punta del Este in Uruguay (Round three) on December 13 2014.
“Looking at the track, you have to say it’s got a good combination of corners,” said Mahindra Racing’s Bruno Senna. “There’s a chicane, some high-speed turns with a change of direction and slow-speed as well. It’s impossible to tell from the map about undulation, but I think that it could make for an interesting race and it will be fun to drive. I think the main overtaking point will be into Turn 1 under braking, or maybe into T4 or even T5. T7 is a possible passing point too, so it does lend itself to some potential overtakes, but we’ll have to see when we get there.”
FE added the Buenos Aires ePrix becomes the fifth track to be revealed by Formula E organizers, with the roads surrounding Beijing’s Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium forming the season opener, followed by a race though the centre of Putrajaya in Malaysia for round two. Punta del Este’s picturesque coastline provides the venue for round three with round seven taking place in Long Beach, Southern California, using a modified version of the city’s historic street circuit. The remaining tracks will be released approximately six months prior to the race.