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Circuit Layout
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Circuit Details
Name Formula E Monaco ePrix
Location Flag of Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
Length 1.765 km (1.096 mi)
Corners 12
First Race 9 May 2015
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
Monaco became the seventh host city of the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship when it hosted the 2015 Monaco ePrix on the 9 May 2015.[1] The ePrix itself was staged in Monte Carlo, using a modified version of Circuit de Monaco, famously used by the FIA Formula One World Championship since the 1950s.[2]

City HistoryEdit

A land grant by Emperor Henry VI in 1191 saw Monaco refounded as a colony of Genoa in 1215.[3] It continued to be a Genoese colony until 1419, when Grimaldis purchased Monaco, declaring it an independent state.[3] French Revolutionaries captured Monaco in 1793, before the fall of Napoleon saw the crown reinstated in 1814.[3] After becoming a sovereign state in 1861, the principality stopped charging the population tax due to the successful casino, meaning the rich from across Europe came to live in the country throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.[3] The city has hosted numerous motor races, including the historic Monaco Rally and, most famously, the Monaco Grand Prix.[3]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Monaco was announced as one of the host cities for the inaugural Formula E season on the 16th of October 2013, with the Prince Albert Foundation becoming a partner in the championship not long after.[4] The circuit was revealed on the 29 March 2015, with the ePrix itself scheduled for the 9 May later that year.[2]

Circuit HistoryEdit

After successfully hosting the 2015 Monaco ePrix, Monaco was removed from the 2015/16 calendar, after an agreement to host the Historic Monaco Grand Prix on alternate years with Formula E.[1] Yet, after the cancellation of the 2016 Moscow ePrix Monaco was proposed as an alternate host, although time limitations prevented the Principality's premature return.[5] Regardless, the Monaco ePrix returned for 2016/17 as expected, getting its second chance to host Formula E in May 2017.[6]

Circuit LayoutEdit

The Monaco ePrix circuit uses the start/finish line and the final half of the full Circuit de Monaco, measuring 1.765 km (1.096 mi) in length.[2] Rather than going up the infamous Beau Rivage climb, the drivers will make their way around the Sainte Devote hairpin and run parallel to the Grand Prix layout, before cutting back onto it at the Nouvelle Chicane.[2] From that point onward, the ePrix layout follows the Grand Prix one, taking in famous turns such as Swimming Pool, Tabac and Rascasse, following it all the way through to the start/finish straight.[2]

RecordsEdit

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

WinnersEdit

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Monaco:

Monaco ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2014/15 2015 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix Circuit de Monaco 9 May 2015 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Report
2016/17 2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix Circuit de Monaco 13 May 2017 Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Report
2014/15 2019 FIA Formula E Monaco E-Prix Circuit de Monaco 11 May 2019[7] Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne[8] Report

Circuit de Monaco RecordsEdit

The current FIA Formula E Championship records for the Monaco ePrix circuit were all set during the 2019 Monaco E-Prix.

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 'Monaco Circuit', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-monaco.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 '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 3.3 3.4 'Monaco', wikipedia.org, (17/04/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
  4. '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)
  5. 'Formula E will not race in Moscow on June 4', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 06/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/formula-e-will-not-race-in-moscow-on-june-4/, (Accessed 07/05/2016)
  6. 'From Hong Kong to New York: FIVE NEW CITIES FOR THIRD FORMULA E SEASON', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/07/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/july/from-hong-kong-to-new-york/, (Accessed 02/07/2016)
  7. '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)
  8. '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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