|ExCeL E-Prix Circuit|
|Name||ExCeL E-Prix Circuit|
|Location||Custom House, Docklands, London, UK|
|Length||2.4 km (1.5 mi)|
|First Race||2020 London E-Prix I|
The ExCeL E-Prix Circuit is a future street circuit, set to host the 2020 London E-Prix as part of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The ExCeL E-Prix Circuit is to be formed in and around the ExCeL Centre on the Royal Victoria Dock in London, UK, hosting the final two races of the season.
Formula E History
The ExCeL Centre first appeared as a potential host of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship during the 2018/19 season, amid rumours of the series negotiating a return to the UK capital of London. Successful negotiations between the ExCeL's owners (the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company), London City Council and Formula E Holdings were announced on the 5 March 2019, with the London E-Prix formally added to the 2019/20 Championship calendar. The ExCeL was listed as the host of the E-Prix, with the provisional 2019/20 calendar listing two season ending races at the ExCeL.
The ExCeL E-Prix Circuit was revealed at the same time as the announcement of the 2020 London E-Prix, and is set to become the second circuit to host the London E-Prix. An intriguing design suggested that the field would race both in and around the ExCeL, with the start/finish straight in the main arena. The circuit would also run along the Quay Front, and weave its way past the Prince Regent Station.
The ExCeL also signed a multi-year deal to host the London E-Prix.
A lap of the ExCeL E-Prix Circuit opens with a 90° left, followed by a more open right and a short straight. A tighter acute left follows to form turn three, before another short straight leads the field out of the ExCel and into turns four and five, a pair of 90° rights with pit-out on the outside. The circuit then runs alongside the western wall of the ExCeL, interrupted by a right-left-right chicane halfway along.
A 90° right at turn nine turns the field across the north of the ExCeL, with a long straight carrying the drivers into turn ten, a hairpin left. A short blast follows before another hairpin forms turn eleven, this one bending right, before a short, kinked, straight carried the field into turns twelve and thirteen, a right-left chicane. Turn fourteen serves as little more than a kink before turn fifteen, a long multi-apex right that runs alongside Prince Regent station.
From there the circuit runs past the ExCeL hotel and into the eastern car park, with turns eighteen and nineteen forming a multi-apex right. Turn twenty follows as a long left hand corner, followed by an oblique angle right at turn 21 to carry the field onto the Quay front. Pit-in arrives on the outside of turn 22, a tight right hand turn that carries the field back into the ExCeL, with a similarly sharp left at turn 23 returns the field to the start/finish straight.
A full list of records for the ExCeL E-Prix Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the ExCeL E-Prix Circuit:
|ExCeL E-Prix Circuit Winners List|
|2019/20||2020 ABB FIA Formula E London E-Prix||25 July 2020||Report|
|2019/20||2020 ABB FIA Formula E London E-Prix||26 July 2020||Report|
The race-by-race records for the ExCeL E-Prix Circuit are outlined below:
|ExCeL E-Prix Circuit Race-by-Race Records|
|2020 ABB FIA Formula E London E-Prix I||'||'||'|
|2020 ABB FIA Formula E London E-Prix II||'||'||'|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 'Register now: Formula E returns to London in 2020', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 05/03/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/february/london-e-prix, (Accessed 05/03/2019)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 '2019/20 calendar revealed: London and Seoul star in sixth Formula E campaign', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/2019-20-season-calendar-revealed, (Accessed 14/06/2019)
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