In May, Formula E Electric Cars will Race Through the Streets of Monaco
This is truly an iconic happening. Yesterday, FIA Formula E and the Principality of Monaco agreed upon a route for a May 9, 2015 E-prix.
Trulli driver and Monaco Grand Prix race winner Jarno Trulli said: “I think it’s a reasonably good track and obviously the location is fantastic. It takes in half of the Formula 1 circuit, which is enough for the Formula E car and I’m sure it’s going to be good for overtaking. You can see that going down into the first corner there is a hairpin, then we head rearwards down towards the tunnel, where there is another hard braking with a possible overtaking point. From there you head back towards Tabac and the Swimming Pool corners, which in Formula 1 were very exciting and challenging. In Formula E cars they will be slightly easier, but nevertheless still a challenge, especially the exit of the Swimming Pool, which is going to be pretty slippery.”
As most of you should already know Monaco is synonymous with Formula 1 racing. Shots from the turns and straights of the city provide some of the most memorable racing images ever.
Heres a comparison of the Moncaco circuits for Formula E and Formula One. First Formula One:
Now the Formula E circuit:
Comparing the two, it looks like the Formula E track turns back at Formula One’s Turn 3. No matter, the circuit encompasses many of the well-known and well-raced track sections. And it’s in Monaco, always a plus.
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