Formula E, FIA and ACM reveal the new track layout for Monaco E-Prix, that will race around new, longer Monaco E-Prix circuit configuration.
Performance and range increase in Gen2 era enable the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to race in the extended track layout will test driver’s energy management skills – with a combination of steep inclines and high-speed sections
Track will feature iconic corners including Sainte Dévote, the Casino Square, Mirabeau the Grand Hotel Hairpin, Portier and see the LED lights on the halo will also illuminate as the cars make their way through the famous Monaco tunnel for the first time in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship history.
The new track layout will be used for the 2021 Monaco E-Prix, on May 8, including 19-turn and lenght 3.32 Km
Former champions Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and Jean-Éric Vergne (DS Techeetah) have both collected the winner’s trophy from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, with Buemi being the most successful driver around the streets of Monaco in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with two E-Prix victories.
This year’s edition will be the fourth running of the Formula E event in Monaco, with the event continuing to be included on the calendar on a biennial basis.
The FIA homologated track will consist of different kerb placement at Sainte Dévote, exactly as its inception in 1929, and a change in the chicane layout at T11 on the harbour front on the exit of the tunnel.
FIA President Jean Todt said:
I’m glad to see the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship back in the Principality. It is in the series’ DNA to compete on streets circuits and Monaco is one of the most iconic tracks in the world. This discipline has its own identity, that’s why, together with Formula E and the ACM, we’ve designed a bespoke layout which suits its particularities.
Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer of Formula E, Alberto Longo, declared:
To see Formula E race around the longer version of the most historic racing circuit in the world will mark another great milestone for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In many ways, this circuit is made for Formula E – it’s a fast and narrow street circuit which will see plenty of opportunities for overtaking and will really test driver’s energy management with sharp inclines and high-speed sections. The FIA and the ACM are allowing us to race around corners steeped in motorsport tradition and we are honoured that Formula E will be creating its own history on May 8.
ACM General Commissioner, Christian Tornatore, said:
Organising three races in the space of one month will be a premiere for us all at ACM. The logistical side was complex, but not impossible to manage! Because of the new constraints, we shall need to start setting up the track earlier than usual, at the end of February, instead of March 15. We will then integrate the technical aspects, on and around the track, required by every category that will be involved.
Source: Formula E
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