|Name||Formula E Monaco ePrix|
|Location||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|First Race||9th May 2015|
|Jean-Éric Vergne||Sébastien Buemi||Sébastien Buemi|
A land grant by Emperor Henry VI in 1191 saw Monaco refounded as a colony of Genoa in 1215. It continued to be a Genoese colony until 1419, when Grimaldis purchased Monaco, declaring it an independent state. French Revolutionaries captured Monaco in 1793, before the fall of Napoleon saw the crown reinstated in 1814. After becoming a sovereign state in 1861, the principality stopped charging the population tax due to the successful casino, meaning the rich from across Europe came to live in the country throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The city has hosted numerous motor races, including the historic Monaco Rally and, most famously, the Monaco Grand Prix.
Formula E HistoryEdit
Monaco was announced as one of the host cities for the inaugural Formula E season on the 16th of October 2013, with the Prince Albert Foundation becoming a partner in the championship not long after. The circuit was revealed on the 29th of March 2015, with the ePrix itself scheduled for the 9th of May later that year.
After successfully hosting the 2015 Monaco ePrix, Monaco was removed from the 2015/16 calendar, after an agreement to host the Historic Monaco Grand Prix on alternate years with Formula E. Yet, after the cancellation of the 2016 Moscow ePrix Monaco was proposed as an alternate host, although time limitations prevented the Principality's premature return. Regardless, the Monaco ePrix returned for 2016/17 as expected, getting its second chance to host Formula E in May 2017.
The Monaco ePrix circuit uses the start/finish line and the final half of the full Circuit de Monaco, measuring 1.76 km (1.09 mi) in length. Rather than going up the infamous Beau Rivage climb, the drivers will make their way around the Sainte Devote hairpin and run parallel to the Grand Prix layout, before cutting back onto it at the Nouvelle Chicane. From that point onwards, the ePrix layout follows the Grand Prix one, taking in famous turns such as Swimming Pool, Tabac and Rascasse, following it all the way through to the start/finish straight. This layout is, however, subject to homologation by the FIA.
A full list of records for the Monaco ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Monaco:
|Monaco ePrix Winners List|
|2014/15||2015 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix||Circuit de Monaco||9th May 2015||Sébastien Buemi||Report|
|2016/17||2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix||Circuit de Monaco||13th May 2017||Sébastien Buemi||Report|
Circuit de Monaco RecordsEdit
The current FIA Formula E Championship records for the Monaco ePrix circuit were all set during the 2017 Monaco ePrix.
- Qualifying Record: 0:53.313 - Sébastien Buemi (2017)
- Lap Record: 0:53.822 - Sam Bird (2017)
- Most Poles: Sébastien Buemi (2)
- Most Wins: Sébastien Buemi (2)
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 'Monaco Circuit', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-monaco.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 'Track layout revealed for Monaco ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/03/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/march/track-layout-revealed-for-monaco-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 'Monaco', wikipedia.org, (17/04/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 'Prince Albert welcomes Formula E to Monaco', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 16/10/2013), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2013/october/prince-albert-welcomes-formula-e-to-monaco.aspx, (Accessed 25/05/2015)
- ↑ 'Formula E will not race in Moscow on June 4', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 06/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/formula-e-will-not-race-in-moscow-on-june-4/, (Accessed 07/05/2016)
- ↑ 'From Hong Kong to New York: FIVE NEW CITIES FOR THIRD FORMULA E SEASON', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/07/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/july/from-hong-kong-to-new-york/, (Accessed 02/07/2016)
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