|Name||Y Capital Putrajaya ePrix|
|First Race||22nd November 2014|
|Sébastien Buemi||Sébastien Buemi||Sam Bird|
The second round of the second season of Formula E saw the Championship return to Putrajaya, with Sébastien Buemi favourite to win the race. 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.
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. In the 1980s, the government announced its intention to develop the former estate as a city, with an emphasis on green spaces. 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.
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. Despite this, Sam Bird claimed victory from Lucas di Grassi and Sébastien Buemi, taking his and Virgin Racing's first victory. 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. That handed victory to di Grassi, with Bird ending the race in second, and Dutchman Robin Frijns finishing third, despite breaking his suspension.
The complete list of winners of the Putrajaya ePrix is shown below:
|Putrajaya ePrix Winners|
|2014/15||Sam Bird||Virgin Racing||Spark-Renault||Report|
|2015/16||Lucas di Grassi||ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport||ABT Schaeffler||Report|
The Putrajaya circuit can be found in the Persiaran Perdana area of the city. The circuit will run past the major administrative buildings of the city, measuring 2.5 km (1.55 mi) in length with 12 corners. 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).
All records for the Putrajaya ePrix were set in 2015, replacing all of those set in 2014.
- Qualifying Record: 1:20.198 - Sébastien Buemi (2015)
- Lap Record: 1:22.748 - Sébastien Buemi (2015)
- Most Poles: Oriol Servià / Sébastien Buemi (1)
- Most Wins: Sam Bird / Lucas di Grassi (1)
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 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)
- ↑ 2.0 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)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Putrajaya', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrajaya, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- ↑ 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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