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Circuit Details
Name Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix
Location Argentina Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
Length 2.44km (1.52mi)
Corners 12
First Race 10th January 2015
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:10.285 1:09.134 1
Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Portugal António Félix da Costa
 Buenos Aires was a host city for the 2014/15 season, when Formula E headed to the city on the 10th of January 2015.[1] The city hosted the 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix in the Puerto Madero district of the capital of Argentina, on a 2.4 kilometre circuit.[2]

City HistoryEdit

Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre was the original name for Buenos Aires, when it was founded by the Spanish in 1536.[3] After centuries of turmoil (including blockades and sieges) Buenos Aires developed as a modern city in the nineteenth century, becoming the current capital of Argentina in the following years.[3] In terms of sport, Buenos Aires has hosted 20 Grand Prix (using the nearby Oscar Gálvez circuit) as well as numerous stages of the Dakar Rally, although the most popular sport in the city remains football.[3]

Formula E HistoryEdit

António Félix da Costa took a shock victory in the championship, when he won the 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix amid a race filled with accidents and retirements.[4] Sébastien Buemi (who had qualified on pole) retired after clipping the wall while leading, with Lucas di Grassi joining him on the sidelines after a suspension failure in the same chicane.[4] Da Costa came through ahead of Nicolas Prost and Nelson Piquet, Jr., with Sam Bird setting the fastest lap after a late race penalty dropped him out of contention for the victory.[4]

The second Buenos Aires ePrix was no less dramatic, as Bird claimed pole and victory for DS Virgin Racing.[5] His performance was also notable for the fact that he fended off a late race challenge from Sébastien Buemi, whom had stormed through the field from the very back of the grid to claim second.[5] There would also be heartbreak for 2015 winner da Costa, who retired while running in second just half a lap from the pitstops.[5]

Circuit LayoutEdit

The Buenos Aires Circuit will consist of twelve turns and cover 2.44 km (1.52 mi) in distance around the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires.[2] Run anti-clockwise, the circuit features a mix of chicanes, hairpins and long sweeping turns, with the pit entry at turn eight, cutting off the last sector of the lap.[2]

RecordsEdit

A full list of records for the Buenos Aires ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.

WinnersEdit

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Buenos Aires:

Buenos Aires ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2014/15 2015 Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix Puerto Madero Circuit 10th January 2015 Portugal António Félix da Costa Report
2015/16 2016 Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix Puerto Madero Circuit 6th February 2016 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Report
2016/17 2017 Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix Puerto Madero Circuit 18th February 2016 Report

Puerto Madero Circuit RecordsEdit

The 2015 Buenos Aires ePrix saw qualifying held in lower temperatures, meaning that the 2015 qualifying record remained unbeaten, despite the lap record being bested by almost a second in 2016.[4]

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 'Circuit guide: Buenos Aires', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-buenos-aires.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 '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)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Buenos Aires', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buenos_Aires, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 'Da Costa wins spectacular 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 30/04/2015)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 'Bird holds off Buemi for BA win', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 06/02/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/february/bird-holds-off-buemi-for-ba-win.aspx, (Accessed 22/03/2016)
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