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Flag of Monaco Circuit de Monaco
Monaco Layout 2019
Circuit Details
Name ABB Formula E Monaco E-Prix
Location Flag of Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
Length 1.765 km (1.096 mi)
Corners 12
First Race Flag of Monaco 2015 Monaco ePrix
Last Race Flag of Monaco 2019 Monaco E-Prix
Only Race unknown
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
0:52.385 0:50.021 2
Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Turvey Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi

The Circuit de Monaco is a temporary street circuit, established in the city of Monte Carlo, Monaco, that biennially hosts the Monaco E-Prix as part of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] More famously used to host the Monaco Grand Prix, the Circuit de Monaco is modified for the FE races, with a shorter layout centred around the Marina.[1]

Background

The Circuit de Monaco was originally created in 1929, after the president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, Antony Noghès, persuaded the Grimaldi family to host a Grand Prix.[2] That race was won by William Glover-Williams in a Bugatti, before developing into a major circuit on the Grand Prix calendar.[2] The circuit would subsequently go through various layout changes over the following decades to accommodate the increasing speeds of Grand Prix cars, with the current version of the circuit established in 2015.[2]

Formula E History

The Circuit de Monaco was an unsurprising favourite to host the Monaco ePrix when it was announced as a round of the inaugural 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship.[3] The series would, however, use a shortened version of the Circuit de Monaco, with the field cutting through to the harbour and the Nouvelle Chicane, rather than make the climb up Beau Rivage to the Casino.[3] The result was a very short circuit measuring 1.765 km (1.096 mi), although the FE field would use the pitlane facilities used by F1.[3]

Circuit History

The circuit remained unchanged for the series' subsequent visits in 2017 and 2019, despite plans to use the full circuit for the 2019 race.[4] It was ultimately the FIA who opted to veto the move, unwilling to allow Formula E to be matched directly against Formula One.[4]

Circuit Layout

A lap of the ePrix layout of the Circuit de Monaco begins with the familiar run into Sainte Devote, although instead of turning through 90°, the field instead complete a longer turn, sweeping across to the lower road.[2] That means that the FE circuit by-passes the Beau Rivage climb, and instead blasts through to the Nouvelle Chicane, which instead becomes a dual apex hairpin.[2] The field then follows the rest of the Nouvelle Chicane through, before making the run to Tabac, with the Attack Mode activation point midway down that straight.[2]

Through the left hand Tabac corner the field then flow through to the Swimming Pool complex, following, the infamous left-right then right-left combination.[2] The field then charge through to La Rascasse, before sweeping into the tight Anthony Noghes corner to complete the lap.[2]

Records

A full list of records for the Circuit de Monaco are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Circuit de Monaco:

Circuit de Monaco Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2014/15 Flag of Monaco 2015 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix 9 May 2015 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Report
2016/17 Flag of Monaco 2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix 13 May 2017 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Report
2018/19 Flag of Monaco 2019 ABB FIA Formula E Monaco E-Prix 11 May 2019[1] Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne[5] Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Circuit de Monaco are outlined below:

Circuit de Monaco Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of Monaco 2015 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 0:53.478 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne 0:55.157 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 48:05.225
Flag of Monaco 2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 0:53.313 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird 0:53.822 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 51:05.488
Flag of Monaco 2019 ABB FIA Formula E Monaco E-Prix Flag of the United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 0:50.021 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein 0:52.385 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne 46:05.547

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5', info.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/06/2018), http://info.fiaformulae.com/season-5-calendar/, (Accessed 07/06/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 'Track layout revealed for Monaco ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/03/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/march/track-layout-revealed-for-monaco-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Prince Albert welcomes Formula E to Monaco', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 16/10/2013), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2013/october/prince-albert-welcomes-formula-e-to-monaco.aspx, (Accessed 25/05/2015)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scott Mitchell, 'Formula E set to use full Monaco GP circuit', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 07/03/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/fe-set-to-use-full-monaco-gp-circuit-1012182/1394922/, (Accessed 30/04/2019)
  5. 'Vergne masters Monaco while Massa claims maiden Formula E podium ', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 11/05/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/may/race-report-monaco-2019, (Accessed 12/05/2019)

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