|Name||Y Capital Putrajaya ePrix|
|First Race||22nd November 2014|
|Sébastien Buemi||Sébastien Buemi||Sam Bird|
Originally founded by the British as Air Hitam in 1918, Putrajaya emerged as a candidate to replace the increasingly crowded city of Kuala Lumpur as the capital of Malaysia. In the 1980s, the government announced its intention to develop the former estate as a city, with an emphasis on green spaces. The majority of the Malaysian Government's departments moved to Putrajaya in 2001, with Putrajaya signing a cooperation agreement of Sejong City in South Korea in 2013.
Formula E HistoryEdit
Nicolas Prost would claim pole for the first Putrajaya ePrix, but was forced down the grid due to a penalty, meaning Oriol Servià actually led off the line. Despite this, Sam Bird claimed victory from Lucas di Grassi and Sébastien Buemi, taking his and Virgin Racing's first victory. The second running of the race saw Buemi set fastest lap and pole position after dominating the early part of the weekend, only to be hit with overheating issues. That handed victory to di Grassi, with Bird ending the race in second, and Dutchman Robin Frijns finishing third, despite breaking his suspension.
The Putrajaya circuit was formed in the Persiaran Perdana area of the city. The circuit will run past the major administrative buildings of the city, measuring 2.5 km (1.55 mi) in length with 12 corners. The first Malaysian based ePrix circuit featured a mixture of long slow to medium speed corners, broken up by long straights and a couple of hairpin turns. The first corner ultimately proved to be the most severe, seeing the FE cars decelerate to around 70 kph from 200 kph.
A full list of records for the Putrajaya ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Putrajaya:
|Putrajaya ePrix Winners List|
|2014/15||2014 Y Capital Formula E Putrajaya ePrix||Persiaran Perdana Circuit||22nd November 2014||Sam Bird||Report|
|2015/16||2015 FIA Formula E YCM Putrajaya ePrix||Persiaran Perdana Circuit||7th November 2015||Lucas di Grassi||Report|
Persiaran Perdana CircuitEdit
All records for the Putrajaya ePrix were set in 2015, replacing all of those set in 2014.
- Qualifying Record: 1:20.198 - Sébastien Buemi (2015)
- Lap Record: 1:22.748 - Sébastien Buemi (2015)
- Most Poles: Oriol Servià; Sébastien Buemi (1)
- Most Wins: Sam Bird; Lucas di Grassi (1)
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Circuit guide: Putrajaya', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2014-putrajaya/putrajaya-circuit.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Di Grassi keeps his cool to win in Putrajaya', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/11/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/november/di-grassi-keeps-his-cool-to-win-in-putrajaya.aspx, (Accessed 22/11/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Putrajaya', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrajaya, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 'Sam Bird seals victory in the Putrajaya ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 22/11/2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2014/november/sam-bird-seals-victory-in-the-putrajaya-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
- ↑ '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 30/04/2015)
- ↑ '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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