Flag of Beijing Beijing ePrix
Beijing ePrix Poster 2015
E-Prix Details
Name SWUSP Beijing ePrix
Location Flag of China Olympic Park, Beijing
No. Held 2
Circuit Beijing Olympic Green Circuit
Previous Circuits {{{previouscircuits}}}
First Race Flag of China 2014 Beijing ePrix
Last Race Flag of China 2015 Beijing ePrix
Only Race unknown
Most Recent Results
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Pole Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 1:37.297
First Second Third
Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Flag of Brazil Lucas di Grassi Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld
Fastest lap Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 1:39.993

The Beijing ePrix was an annual motorsports event staged at the Beijing Olympic Green Circuit in Beijing, China, that served as part of the FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The Beijing ePrix would go down in FE folklore as the first ePrix to be staged, serving as the opening round of the inaugural 2014/15 season, and would return to host the opening round of the 2015/16 season.[2][3]

After two seasons Beijing would be dropped from the FE calendar, with the series only returning to "mainland" China in 2018/19 with the Sanya E-Prix.[4]

City History

Beijing, current capital of the People's Republic of China, is a city that can trace its origins as far back as the 11th century B.C.[5] Originally named as Ji (the walled city), Beijing evolved into the de-facto capital of the First Emperor of Unified China.[5] The cities status as the capital of the region and the country lasted, with the current era, the People's Republic using the city for that purpose since 1949.[5] Beijing has also hosted several major events in recent years, most notably the 2008 Olympic Games.[5]

Formula E History

The Olympic Green Circuit in Beijing would have the honour of hosting the first ever ePrix, where Lucas di Grassi made history by becoming the first winner in Formula E history at the 2014 Beijing ePrix.[6]

Circuit History

The Brazilian took advantage of a late race crash between Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld at the final corner, before being joined on the podium by Franck Montagny and Sam Bird.[6] Beijing returned to host the season opener for the 2015/16 season in September 2015, with 2014 winner di Grassi ending the race in second after being beaten to the line by Sébastien Buemi.[7]

Circuit Layout

Heidfeld Smash

The remains of Nick Heidfeld's car after contact late on.

The Beijing ePrix circuit features twenty corners, with 3.44 km (2.14 mi) of tarmac linking them.[1] The circuit runs through the Olympic Park, running past the iconic Bird's Nest stadium as well as the Beijing National Aquatics Centre.[1] The circuit also features an unusual pitlane, with a U-shaped section within it that houses the 40 car field.[1] 20 corners provided numerous overtaking opportunities for the drivers, with the deceptively tight final corner allowing one final chance to overtake.[1]


A full list of records for the Beijing ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.


Below is a list of all of the winners of the Beijing ePrix:

Beijing ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2014/15 Flag of China 2014 Evergrande Spring Beijing ePrix Beijing Olympic Green Circuit 13 September 2014[2] Flag of Brazil Lucas di Grassi[6] Report
2015/16 Flag of China 2015 SWUSP Beijing ePrix Beijing Olympic Green Circuit 24 October 2015[3] Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi[7] Report


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Circuit guide: Beijing',, (FIA Formula E, 2014),, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Rio returns as Formula E confirms inaugural calendar',, (FIA Formula E, 04/12/2013),, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'WMSC reveals dates for season two Formula E calendar',, (FIA Formula E, 10/07/2015),, (Accessed 10/07/2015)
  4. Formula E set to race in Sanya in Season 5',, (FIA Formula E, 03/07/2018),, (Accessed 03/07/2018)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 'Beijing',, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015),, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 'Lucas di Grassi snatches win after dramatic last corner crash',, (FIA Formula E, 13/09/2014),, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
  7. 7.0 7.1 'Buemi to the max in Beijing',, (FIA Formula E, 24/10/2015),, (Accessed 25/10/2015)
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