|Name||Formula E Visa London ePrix|
|First Race||27th June 2015|
|Sébastien Buemi||Sébastien Buemi||Nicolas Prost|
The London ePrix is an FIA Formula E Championship round, twice staged in Battersea Park, London. Based in the capital city of the United Kingdom, the London ePrix was host to the season finale of the inaugural 2014/15 Championship, a role it reprised for the 2015/16 season.
London's history as a city can be traced back to the Roman era, having been founded as Londinium in 43 AD. London became the capital of England (or Britannia as it was still known) in 100 AD after its reconstruction, although the fall of Rome saw London abandoned. However, after the construction of Westminster Abbey by Edward the Confessor, London was given its former status as capital once more, and one it has retained ever since. Previously the largest city in the world from 1831 to 1925, London was often considered the financial capital of the world, a status that few may challenge, with many international businesses placing their headquarters in the British capital.
Formula E HistoryEdit
Battersea Park, on the bank of the river Thames, has twice played host to the FIA Formula E Championship season finale, with a circuit which uses the public walkways around the park, with the pits and podium set up in the park.
After a successful negotiation process with the local council, and London City Council, Battersea Park would play host to a double header which would serve as the season finale for the inaugural season, serving as the Championship's home round. The London ePrix would also play host to the conclusion of the 2015/16 Championship, although a protest from a local action group put the double header in doubt. However, negotiations were made to allow the season finale to be held, albeit at the cost that Formula E could not use Battersea Park ever again.
Featuring seventeen turns, in a combination of chicanes, sweeping bends and a few hairpins, it is hoped that the 2.92km circuit will test all of the potential in the Spark-Renault SRT_01E. The first corner was slightly modified during the First London ePrix, narrowed to avoid a large bump in the road. The track was resurfaced over night, and the full turn one was restored for the 2015 London ePrix II, before going unmodified for season two.
A full list of records for the London ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in London:
|London ePrix Winners List|
|2014/15||2015 Visa London ePrix I||Battersea Park||27th July 2015||Sébastien Buemi||Report|
|2014/15||2015 Visa London ePrix II||Battersea Park||28th July 2015||Sam Bird||Report|
|2015/16||2016 Visa London ePrix I||Battersea Park||2nd July 2016||Nicolas Prost||Report|
|2015/16||2016 Visa London ePrix II||Battersea Park||3rd July 2016||Nicolas Prost||Report|
Battersea Park RecordsEdit
Formula E visited the British capital in June 2015 and July 2016, with four races at the Battersea Park circuit over the two visits:
- Qualifying Record: 1:22.033 - Sébastien Buemi (2016)
- Lap Record: 1:24.150 - Sebastien Buemi (2016)
- Most Poles: Sebastien Buemi (2)
- Most Wins: Nicolas Prost (2)
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 'Circuit Guide: London 2015', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-london.aspx, (Accessed 10/06/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'London', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 08/06/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London, (Accessed 10/06/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 'Bird hails ‘unbelievable’ end to season', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/bird-hails-unbelievable-end-to-season.aspx, (Accessed 28/06/2015)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 'FORMULA E GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR VISA LONDON EPRIX IN BATTERSEA', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 24/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/formula-e-gets-green-light-for-visa-london-eprix-in-battersea/, (Accessed 02/07/2016)
- ↑ 'Buemi’s stroll in the park', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 27/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/buemi-wins-as-edams-renault-clinch-team-title.aspx, (Accessed 27/06/2015)
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