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Beijing, China
Beijing, China

Beijing, China

Round 1 : 13 September 2014

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Round 2 : 22 November 2014

1
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este, Uruguay

Round 3 : 13 December 2014

1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Round 4 : 10 January 2015

1
Miami, USA
Miami, USA

Miami, USA

Round 5 : 14 March 2015

1
Long Beach, USA
Long Beach, USA

Long Beach, USA

Round 6 : 04 April 2015

1
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Round 7 : 09 May 2015

1
Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Round 8 : 23 May 2015

1
Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Round 9 : 06 June 2015

1
London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Round 10 : 27 June 2015
Round 11 : 28 June 2015


Beijing, China - Round 1

Beijing, China

Circuit:

Evergrande Formula E Beijing ePrix

Location:

Olympic Village

Date:

Saturday, September 13 2014

Length:

3.44km

Turns:

20


Circuit Guide

Taking place on Saturday, 13 September 2014, the inaugural Formula E Beijing ePrix has been set around the grounds of China's iconic Olympic Stadium, more commonly known as the Bird's Nest and venue for the 2008 Olympic Games. At 3.44km in length and featuring 20 turns, the anti-clockwise temporary circuit has been custom made by designer Rodrigo Nunes, working in close cooperation with the FIA, Formula E Malaysia (FEM), the Republic of China Motor Sport Federation (FASC), the Olympic Park Committee, the Beijing Mayor, the Chinese Government and event organiser Team China Racing. The circuit boasts an impressive cityscape backdrop taking in both the Beijing National Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium itself. It will see the 20 Formula E drivers tackle a mix of tight left-hand turns - offering late braking and overtaking opportunities - together with twisty chicanes and two main straights. In addition, the track features a unique 'U-shaped' pitlane with spectator areas located inside giving fans and an incredible close-up view of the action.

Driver's guide

Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team:

"The Beijing track is an amazing facility. For the drivers, it will be a tremendous challenge to learn the limits of this track quickly, as well as to understand the best overtaking opportunities. The most obvious places are likely to be Turns 1, 2, 6, 19 and 20. The circuit will also require lots of traction and braking stability, while the energy recuperation at braking zones will help to stabilise the car. Also, it will be our first ever race, so all the drivers will be raring to go! The pit lane is also unique and requires some special practice to get right, also because drivers have to switch cars in their pit box."