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The 2015 Miami ePrix, formally the 2015 FIA Formula E Miami ePrix, was a Formula E motor race held on March 14, 2015 at the Biscayne Bay Street Circuit, Miami, United States. It was the fifth championship race of the single-seater, electrically powered racing car series' inaugural season. The race was won by Nicolas Prost. Miami was subsequently dropped from the Formula E schedule for the 2015–16 season.[2]

2015 Miami ePrix
Race 5 of 11 of the 2014–15 Formula E season
Layout of the Biscayne Bay Street Circuit
Layout of the Biscayne Bay Street Circuit
Race details
Date March 14 (14-03), 2015
Official name 2015 FIA Formula E Miami ePrix
Location Miami, United States
Course Street circuit
Course length 2.17 km (1.35 mi)
Distance 39 laps, 84.6 km (53.7 mi)
Weather Warm and sunny with temperatures reaching up to 77.5 °F (25.3 °C); wind speeds approaching speeds of 20.8 miles per hour (33.5 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Andretti
Time 1:05.953
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. China Racing
Time 1:07.969 on lap 29
Podium
First e.dams-Renault
Second Andretti
Third Audi Sport ABT
Biscayne Bay next to the American Airlines Arena

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

After the previous race in Buenos Aires, four driver changes took place. The first was Loïc Duval, replacing Oriol Servià at Dragon.[3] The second was Scott Speed, replacing Marco Andretti at Andretti.[4] Speed was the fourth driver in five races to drive the second car for Andretti. The third was Charles Pic returning to the series with China Racing, replacing Ho-Pin Tung.[5] Pic had previously competed for Andretti in the first round in Beijing. Finally, Vitantonio Liuzzi replaced Michela Cerruti at Trulli GP.[6]

Salvador Durán, Jean-Éric Vergne, and Bruno Senna were voted to receive the FanBoost, giving an extra 30 kWh for five seconds per car.[7]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Gap Grid
1 27   Jean-Éric Vergne Andretti 1:05.953 1
2 99   Nelson Piquet, Jr. China Racing 1:06.003 +0.050 71
3 8   Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault 1:06.167 +0.214 2
4 2   Sam Bird Virgin Racing 1:06.170 +0.217 3
5 66   Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT 1:06.255 +0.302 4
6 30   Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi 1:06.389 +0.436 5
7 11   Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT 1:06.424 +0.471 6
8 7   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 1:06.502 +0.549 8
9 3   Jaime Alguersuari Virgin Racing 1:06.503 +0.550 9
10 23   Nick Heidfeld Venturi 1:06.510 +0.557 192
11 28   Scott Speed Andretti 1:06.527 +0.574 10
12 18   Vitantonio Liuzzi Trulli 1:06.836 +0.883 11
13 77   Salvador Durán Amlin Aguri 1:06.888 +0.935 12
14 9   Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault 1:07.037 +1.084 13
15 10   Jarno Trulli Trulli 1:07.163 +1.210 14
16 5   Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing 1:07.223 +1.270 203
17 21   Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing 1:07.283 +1.330 15
18 55   António Félix da Costa Amlin Aguri 1:07.678 +1.725 16
19 88   Charles Pic China Racing 1:08.243 +2.290 17
20 6   Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 1:09.454 +3.501 18

Notes:

  • ^1  –Nelson Piquet, Jr. received a five-place grid penalty for speeding under yellow flags in the previous race.
  • ^2  –Nick Heidfeld was excluded for exceeding the maximum power usage.
  • ^3  –Karun Chandhok was excluded for exceeding the maximum power usage.

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault 39 46:12.349 2 25
2 28   Scott Speed Andretti 39 +0.433s 10 18
3 66   Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT 39 +5.518s 4 15
4 7   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 39 +5.941s 8 12
5 99   Nelson Piquet, Jr. China Racing 39 +6.426s 7 121
6 55   António Félix da Costa Amlin Aguri 39 +8.754s 16 8
7 6   Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 39 +9.498s 18 6
8 2   Sam Bird Virgin Racing 39 +19.817s 3 4
9 11   Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT 39 +20.631s 6 2
10 77   Salvador Durán Amlin Aguri 39 +24.587s 12 1
11 3   Jaime Alguersuari Virgin Racing 39 +43.883s 9
12 23   Nick Heidfeld Venturi 39 +47.878s 19
13 9   Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault 39 +1:04.587s 13
14 5   Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing 39 +1:23.539s 20
15 10   Jarno Trulli Trulli 38 +1 lap 14
16 18   Vitantonio Liuzzi Trulli 38 +1 lap 11
17 88   Charles Pic China Racing 38 +1 lap 17
18 27   Jean-Éric Vergne Andretti 37 +2 laps 1 32
Ret 30   Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi 31 Suspension 5
Ret 21   Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing 25 Suspension 15

Notes:

  • ^1  – Two points for fastest lap.
  • ^2  – Three points for winning qualifying.

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "2015 Miami ePrix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, Luke (July 10, 2015). "Formula E season two calendar confirmed: Paris joins, Miami and Monaco dropped". NBC Sports. NBC. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Duval gets Dragon seat for Miami". FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E Operations. March 9, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Scott Speed to race for Andretti in Miami". FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E Operations. March 5, 2015. Archived from the original on March 7, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Pic returns to Formula E with China Racing". FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E Operations. March 12, 2015. Archived from the original on March 14, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Vitantonio Liuzzi replaces Michela Cerruti in Miami". FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E Operations. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Duran, Vergne and Senna win FanBoost vote". FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E Operations. March 14, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015.

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