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Circuit Layout
Long Beach Layout
Circuit Details
Name Formula E Long Beach ePrix
Location Flag of the United States Long Beach, California
Length 2.131km (1.324mi)
Corners 7
First Race 4th April 2015
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
0:58.973 0:56.937 1
France Nicolas Prost Germany Daniel Abt Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Long Beach held what was the second ePrix to be held in the United States, and the sixth round of the of the 2014/15 season.[1] The city of Long Beach in California has a history of hosting international motorsports events, and hosted Formula E for the first time on the 4th of April 2015, before hosting another ePrix on the 2nd of April 2016.

City HistoryEdit

The site of Long Beach originally fell between two Spanish ranches founded in the 16th century, which remained under Spanish control until the 1860s.[2] Long Beach (which was named as such by the "Long Beach Land and Water Company" after their purchase of William E. Willmore's failed Willmore City in the 1890s) was incorporated as a city in 1897.[2] The city grew, becoming the home of the United States Grand Prix West between 1976 and 1983 , as well as numerous ChampCar and ALMS/TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races.[2]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Long Beach hosted its first ePrix on the 4th of April 2015, which was won by Brazilian racer Nelson Piquet, Jr..[3] Piquet, Jr.'s victory was all the more significant as it came on the 35th anniversary of his father, Nelson Piquet, Sr.'s first triumph in Formula One at the very same circuit.[3]

Circuit LayoutEdit

Shortened to meet FIA Formula E regulations, the Long Beach ePrix sees the drivers race around a 2.1 km circuit with seven corners.[1] The circuit will use streets not normally featured in the normal circuit, with significant modification made to the circuit.[1] The ePrix layout uses the iconic start/finish line along the marina, before cutting across the longer layout via South Pine Avenue.[1]

RecordsEdit

After Formula E's visit in April 2015, the current circuit records for Long Beach are as follows:

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Circuit guide: Long Beach', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-long-beach.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Long Beach', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Beach,_California#Long_Beach_Grand_Prix, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Emotional Piquet emulates his father', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 04/04/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/april/piquet-cruises-to-victory-in-long-beach.aspx, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
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