|Name||FIA Formula E Moscow ePrix|
|Location||Kremlin, Moscow, Russia|
|Circuit||Moscow Street Circuit|
|Only Race||2015 Moscow ePrix|
|Most Recent Results|
|Name||2015 FIA Formula E Moscow ePrix|
|Pole||Jean-Éric Vergne 1:09.429|
|Nelson Piquet Jr.||Lucas di Grassi||Nick Heidfeld|
|Fastest lap||Sébastien Buemi 1:11.679|
The Moscow ePrix was a motorsport event, staged as part of the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship in Moscow, Russia on the Moscow Street Circuit. Staged on 6 June 2015, the Moscow ePrix was set to return for the 2015/16 season, only to be cancelled due to issues setting up the circuit.
Moscow was founded well before 1147, with that the year the earliest in which the city is definitively referenced. The city was subsequently burned to the ground by the Mongols in 1237-8 (after the construction of a defensive wall known as the 'Kremlin'), a fate that the city would face numerous times in its history. The city itself served as Russia's capital, on and off, from the reign of Ivan III after the overthrow of the Mongols.
Sporting wise, Moscow's most infamous incident was its hosting of the 1980 Summer Olympics, which remains one of the biggest events hosted in the city. The city also hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with many football clubs located inside the city boundaries. The FIA also sought to include Russia in the calendar after the inaugural 2014 Russian Grand Prix held in Sochi. The country has also hosted the World Touring Car Championship and DTM at other, purpose built, facilities since 2013.
Formula E History
Moscow was a late addition to the calendar during the inaugural 2014/15 Formula E Season, set to be held on the sixth of June. Moscow's inclusion in the Formula E calendar follows the FIA's decision to hold a Grand Prix in Sochi in 2014 as part of the Formula One Championship. After a successful debut, which saw Nelson Piquet Jr. claim victory, Moscow was included on the 2015/16 season calendar, only to be cancelled late in the season after disputes over using the roads in the Russian capital.
The Moscow Street Circuit was created from roads around Staraya Square, and sits in the shadow of the Kremlin. The Red Square, Moscow Gostiny Dvor and St Basil's Cathedral also feature prominently and hence proved to be major factors in the 2016 Moscow ePrix being cancelled. Ultimately, the roads around those landmarks were unable to be closed off for the race, and hence resulted in the Moscow Street Circuit disappearing from the FE calendar just a month before the Moscow ePrix was set to be staged for a second time.
A full list of records for the Moscow ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of the Moscow ePrix:
|Moscow ePrix Winners List|
|2014/15||2015 FIA Formula E Moscow ePrix||Moscow Street Circuit||6 June 2015||Nelson Piquet Jr.||Report|
|2015/16||2016 FIA Formula E Moscow ePrix||Moscow Street Circuit||4 June 2016||Cancelled||Report|
Videos and Images:
- Dan Matutina, 'Putrajaya ePrix Poster', downgraf.com, (Downgraf, 2018), https://www.downgraf.com/inspiration/illustration/formula-e-championship-posters/, (Accessed 07/10/2019)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Formula-e to race in Moscow', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/02/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/february/formula-e-to-race-in-moscow.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 '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)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 'Moscow', wikipedia.org, (23/04/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 'Moscow Circuit', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-moscow/moscow-circuit.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 'Piquet masters Moscow', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 06/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/piquet-increases-lead-in-championship-with-moscow-win.aspx, (Accessed 09/06/2015)
- ↑ 'WMSC reveals dates for season two Formula E calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/07/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/july/wmsc-reveals-dates-for-season-two-formula-e-calendar.aspx, (Accessed 10/07/2015)
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