|Puerto Madero Circuit|
|Name||Puerto Madero Circuit|
|Location||Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Length||2.480 km (1.541 mi)|
|First Race||2015 Buenos Aires ePrix|
|Last Race||2017 Buenos Aires ePrix|
|Felix Rosenqvist||Sébastien Buemi||António Félix da Costa|
The Puerto Madero Circuit, also unofficially known as the Buenos Aires Street Circuit, is a temporary street circuit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that hosted the FIA Formula E Championship three times between 2014/15 and 2016/17. The only circuit used to host the Buenos Aires ePrix, the Puerto Madero Circuit would ultimately disappear from the calendar after the 2017/18 season, after Buenos Aires was dropped.
Formula E History
The Puerto Madero Circuit was designed by Santiago García Remohí after Buenos Aires obtained a place on the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship calendar, and was duly unveiled in July 2014. The new circuit would be formed in the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires, using streets around the docks on the Río de la Plata. A twelve corner circuit covering 2.480 km (1.541 mi) was the result, with the FIA granting the circuit a Grade 3 licence.
The Puerto Madero Circuit hosted the inaugural 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix on 10 January 2015, a race which was won by António Félix da Costa after a series of retirements for the pre-race favourites. The circuit was unchanged for the 2016 race, won by Sam Bird, before hosting its third race in 2017, a battle won by Sébastien Buemi. Puerto Madero had, by that stage, become the only circuit to host a race in each of the first three seasons of the FE, only to disappear from the calendar ahead of the 2017/18 season.
A lap of the Puerto Madero Circuit opened with a wide left-hand corner, followed by an elongated right-left chicane. That brought the field onto the starting straight, which would bring the field into the de jure first corner, a hairpin left. The exit of the hairpin appeared in the form of turn two, a oblique right, before the field plunged into turn three, a long left-hand curve.
From there the field charged down another straight, before hitting the brakes for turn four, a hairpin left that was preceded by a right-hand kink. Another short straight followed to lead the field into turn five, a hairpin right, before an identical straight fed the drivers into turn six, a sharp left. Another straight followed to bring the field into turn seven, a left-hand hairpin, before turns eight and nine formed a right-left chicane to bring the field back onto the finishing straight.
Pit-in was found on the outside of turn eight, while pit-out was located on the outside of turn eleven.
A full list of records for the Puerto Madero Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Puerto Madero Circuit:
|Puerto Madero Circuit Winners List|
|2014/15||2015 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||10 January 2015||António Félix da Costa||Report|
|2015/16||2016 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||6 February 2016||Sam Bird||Report|
|2016/17||2017 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||18 February 2017||Sébastien Buemi||Report|
The race-by-race records for the Puerto Madero Circuit are outlined below:
|Puerto Madero Circuit Race-by-Race Records|
|2015 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||Sébastien Buemi||1:09.134||Sam Bird||1:11.540||António Félix da Costa||48:52.100|
|2016 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||Sam Bird||1:09.420||Jérôme d'Ambrosio||1:10.285||Sam Bird||45:28.385|
|2017 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix||Lucas di Grassi||1:09.404||Felix Rosenqvist||1:09.467||Sébastien Buemi||45:45.623|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 'Rio returns as Formula E confirms inaugural calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 04/12/2013), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2013/december/rio-returns-as-formula-e-confirms-inaugural-calendar.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 '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)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 '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)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 'Formula E unveils track for Buenos Aires ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/07/2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2014/july/formula-e-unveils-track-for-buenos-aires-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 'Antonio Felix da Costa wins chaotic Buenos Aires ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/01/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/january/antonio-felix-da-costa-wins-chaotic-buenos-aires-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 27/04/2015)
- ↑ 'Bird holds off Buemi for BA win', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 06/02/2016), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/february/bird-holds-off-buemi-for-ba-win.aspx, (Accessed 17/08/2018)
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- ↑ '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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