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Circuit Layout
Putrajaya Layout
Circuit Details
Name Y Capital Putrajaya ePrix
Location Malaysia Persiaran Perdana
Length 2.5km (1.55mi)
Corners 12
First Race 22nd November 2014
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:22.748 1:20.196 1
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird
The administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya hosted the second round of the 2014/15 Formula E season on the 22nd of November, 2014.[1] Like Beijing, the Putrajaya ePrix would return for the second season of Formula E, again hosting the second round of the season.[2]

Current SeasonEdit

The second round of the second season of Formula E saw the Championship return to Putrajaya, with Sébastien Buemi favourite to win the race.[2] The Swiss impressed, taking pole and fastest lap, but suffered from overheating issues, leaving him down the order as Lucas di Grassi won from Sam Bird and Robin Frijns.[2]

City HistoryEdit

Originally founded by the British as Air Hitam in 1918, Putrajaya emerged as a candidate to replace the increasingly crowded city of Kuala Lumpur as the capital of Malaysia.[3] In the 1980s, the government announced its intention to develop the former estate as a city, with an emphasis on green spaces.[3] The majority of the Malaysian Government's departments moved to Putrajaya in 2012, with Putrajaya signing a cooperation agreement of Sejong City in South Korea in 2013.[3]

Circuit HistoryEdit

Nicolas Prost set the pole position time, but was forced down the grid due to a penalty, meaning Oriol Servià actually led off the line.[4] Despite this, Sam Bird claimed victory from Lucas di Grassi and Sébastien Buemi, taking his and Virgin Racing's first victory.[4] The second running of the race saw Buemi set fastest lap and pole position after dominating the early part of the weekend, only to be hit with overheating issues.[2] That handed victory to di Grassi, with Bird ending the race in second, and Dutchman Robin Frijns finishing third, despite breaking his suspension.[2]

The complete list of winners of the Putrajaya ePrix is shown below:

Putrajaya ePrix Winners
Season Nat. Name Entrant Constructor Report
2014/15 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Virgin Racing Spark-Renault Report
2015/16 Brazil Lucas di Grassi ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Report

Circuit LayoutEdit

The Putrajaya circuit can be found in the Persiaran Perdana area of the city.[1] The circuit will run past the major administrative buildings of the city, measuring 2.5 km (1.55 mi) in length with 12 corners.[1] The Malaysian ePrix circuit features a mixture of long slow-medium speed corners with long straights and large stops (the first corner sees the cars come to a virtual stop from 200kph).[1]

RecordsEdit

All records for the Putrajaya ePrix were set in 2015, replacing all of those set in 2014.

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Circuit guide: Putrajaya', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2014-putrajaya/putrajaya-circuit.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 'Di Grassi keeps his cool to win in Putrajaya', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/11/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/november/di-grassi-keeps-his-cool-to-win-in-putrajaya.aspx, (Accessed 22/11/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Putrajaya', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrajaya, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Sam Bird seals victory in the Putrajaya ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 22/11/2014), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2014/november/sam-bird-seals-victory-in-the-putrajaya-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
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