|Name||Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix|
|Location||Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires|
|First Race||10th January 2015|
|Felix Rosenqvist||Sébastien Buemi||António Félix da Costa|
Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre was the original name for Buenos Aires, when it was founded by the Spanish in 1536. After centuries of turmoil (including blockades and sieges) Buenos Aires developed as a modern city in the nineteenth century, becoming the current capital of Argentina in the following years. In terms of sport, Buenos Aires has hosted 20 Grand Prix (using the nearby Oscar Gálvez circuit) as well as numerous stages of the Dakar Rally, although the most popular sport in the city remains football.
Formula E HistoryEdit
António Félix da Costa took a shock victory in the championship, when he won the 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix amid a race filled with accidents and retirements. Sébastien Buemi (who had qualified on pole) retired after clipping the wall while leading, with Lucas di Grassi joining him on the sidelines after a suspension failure in the same chicane. Da Costa came through ahead of Nicolas Prost and Nelson Piquet, Jr., with Sam Bird setting the fastest lap after a late race penalty dropped him out of contention for the victory.
The second Buenos Aires ePrix was no less dramatic, as Bird claimed pole and victory for DS Virgin Racing. His performance was also notable for the fact that he fended off a late race challenge from Sébastien Buemi, whom had stormed through the field from the very back of the grid to claim second. There would also be heartbreak for 2015 winner da Costa, who retired while running in second just half a lap from the pitstops.
The Buenos Aires Circuit will consist of twelve turns and cover 2.44 km (1.52 mi) in distance around the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires. Run anti-clockwise, the circuit features a mix of chicanes, hairpins and long sweeping turns, with the pit entry at turn eight, cutting off the last sector of the lap.
A full list of records for the Buenos Aires ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Buenos Aires:
|Buenos Aires ePrix Winners List|
|2014/15||2015 Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||Puerto Madero Circuit||10th January 2015||António Félix da Costa||Report|
|2015/16||2016 Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||Puerto Madero Circuit||6th February 2016||Sam Bird||Report|
|2016/17||2017 Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||Puerto Madero Circuit||18th February 2017||Sébastien Buemi||Report|
Puerto Madero Circuit RecordsEdit
The 2016 Buenos Aires ePrix saw qualifying held in lower temperatures, meaning that the 2015 qualifying record remained unbeaten, despite the lap record being bested by almost a second in 2016. The 2017 edition of the race would follow a similar patter, with no changes to the quali-record but a huge leap in terms of the lap record.
- Qualifying Record: 1:09.134 - Sébastien Buemi (2015)
- Lap Record: 1:09.467 - Felix Rosenqvist (2017)
- Most Poles: Sébastien Buemi; Sam Bird; Felix Rosenqvist (1)
- Most Wins: António Félix da Costa; Sam Bird; Sébastien Buemi (1)
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 'Circuit guide: Buenos Aires', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-buenos-aires.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Formula E unveils track for Buenos Aires ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/07/2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2014/july/formula-e-unveils-track-for-buenos-aires-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Buenos Aires', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buenos_Aires, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 'Da Costa wins spectacular Buenos Aires ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/01/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/january/antonio-felix-da-costa-wins-chaotic-buenos-aires-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 'Bird holds off Buemi for BA win', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 06/02/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/february/bird-holds-off-buemi-for-ba-win.aspx, (Accessed 22/03/2016)
- ↑ 'Buemi becomes hat-trick hero in Buenos Aires', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 18/02/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/february/buemi-becomes-hat-trick-hero-in-buenos-aires/, (Accessed 19/02/2017)
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|Mexico City||Montreal||New York|
|Buenos Aires||Santiago||São Paulo||Punta del Este|
|Donington Park||Circuit Ricardo Tormo|