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Flag of Santiago Parque O'Higgins Circuit
Santiago Layout 2019
Circuit Details
Name Parque O'Higgins Circuit
Location Flag of Chile O'Higgins Park, Santiago, Chile
Length 2.348 km (1.459 mi)
Corners 14
First Race
Last Race
Only Race Flag of Chile 2019 Santiago E-Prix
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:11.263 1:08.816 1
Flag of Germany Daniel Abt Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird

The Parque O'Higgins Circuit is a temporary street circuit in O'Higgins Park, Santiago, Chile, first created to host the 2019 Santiago E-Prix, the third round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The second circuit to host the Santiago E-Prix, having replaced the Forestal Park Circuit in 2019, the Parque O'Higgins Circuit would return for the 2019/20 season to host its second E-Prix.[2]

Formula E History

Santiago's inclusion in the Formula E Championship had first been proposed ahead of the 2014/15 season, although the city never appeared on an official calendar.[3] However, it was not until the release of the 2017/18 calendar that Santiago finally appear, taking a slot in early February.[3] The inaugural Santiago E-Prix was hosted a few miles from the Parque O'Higgins Circuit, with the Forestal Park Circuit hosting the race in 2018.[3]

Circuit History

The Parque O'Higgins Circuit would replace the Forestal Park Circuit for the 2019 Santiago E-Prix, after complaints from local residents against the former race.[1] The new circuit was hence established in a local park, the O'Higgins Park, and based around the Movistar Arena, although it was not until the build-up to the 2019 race that the final circuit was revealed.[1]

Circuit Layouts

The initial Parque O'Higgins Circuit layout was revealed on 21 January 2019, measuring 2.348 km (1.459 mi) in length with fourteen corners.[1] A lap of the circuit opens with a fairly open right hander, followed by a small kink that forms the second corner.[1] Turn three appears as a 90° left hander, with the Attack Mode activation point around the outside of the corner.[1]

Turns four and five appear in similar form, long apex 90° left handers, before a kink at turn six to enter the tight turn seven.[1] Exiting turn seven the field take a long curve into the next complex, a tight right-left-right chicane that serves to increase the amount of re-gen for each car.[1] Another long left-hand curve follows, before the field hit the brakes for another 90° left hander at turn twelve.[1]

A short straight follows before a hairpin left forms turn thirteen, followed by another quick blast to turn fourteen, a right-hand hairpin.[1] The exit of turn fourteen then brings the field onto the start/finish straight, with the pit entry a hundred metres from the exit of the final corner.[1]

Records

A full list of records for the Parque O'Higgins Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Parque O'Higgins Circuit:

Parque O'Higgins Circuit Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2018/19 Flag of Chile 2019 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix 26 January 2019[1] Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird[4] Report
2019/20 Flag of Chile 2020 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix 18 January 2020[2] Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Parque O'Higgins Circuit are outlined below:

Parque O'Higgins Circuit Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner Report
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of Chile 2019 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 1:08.816 Flag of Germany Daniel Abt 1:11.263 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird 47:02.511 Report

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 'Santiago set to return in Season 5', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 09/10/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/october/santiago-set-to-return-in-season-5/, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  2. 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)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'More compact Season 4 calendar revealed', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/june/more-compact-season-4-calendar-revealed/, (Accessed 19/06/2017)
  4. 'Bird storms to victory in sweltering Santiago showdown', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 26/01/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/january/race-report-santiago-2019, (Accessed 27/01/2019)

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