Buenos Aires Formula E-Prix Track

Buenos Aires’ Formula E-Prix Circuit Revealed

Buenos Aires Formula E-Prix Track

Ahh…Buenos Aires.  As a young teenager, Buenos Aires was the city that the Arachnids flattened in Robert Henlien’s “Starship Troopers.”  As an adult race fan, it is where the fourth Formula-E race will take place in January 2015.

In a report from FIA Formula-E today comes news that the city signed a 3-year deal to host the race.  The 2.44 km circuit features 12 turns, and will run counter-clockwise.  Here’s a link to a really nifty (did I just write “nifty”?) interactive track map.  From FIA/Formula-E:

The track lies in the popular and modern Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. It has been designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi and features 12 turns including a mix of high-speed corners, chicanes and hairpins. The ePrix has been warmly welcomed by Mayor Mauricio Macri, along with the City Government, local authorities and the ASN. 

I’m particularly interested in the racing action from Turns 10 to 1, and again from Turns 2 to 4.  I like the 3 twisty turns leading to a long straight (perfect for Fanboost), and then into a long sweeping left turn.

That’s what I like.  Mahindra Racing’s Bruno Senna likes this:

“I think the main overtaking point will be into Turn 1 under braking, or maybe into T4 or even T5. T7 is a possible passing point too, so it does lend itself to some potential overtakes, but we’ll have to see when we get there.”

There are a few more Formula E-Prix tracks to be announced.  When they are, you can find information right here at HECN.

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