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2015 Moscow ePrix

The 2015 Moscow ePrix, formally known as the 2015 Formula E Moscow ePrix, was a Formula E motor race that took place on 6 June 2015 on a Moscow Street Circuit in Moscow, Russia. It was the ninth round of the 2014–15 Formula E season.[1]

2015 Moscow ePrix
Race 9 of 11 of the 2014–15 Formula E season
Layout of the Moscow Street Circuit
Layout of the Moscow Street Circuit
Race details
Date June 6, 2015
Official name 2015 FIA Formula E Moscow ePrix
Location Moscow, Russia
Course Temporary circuit
Course length 2.39 km (1.49 mi)
Distance 35 laps, 83.65 km (52.15 mi)
Pole position
Driver Andretti Autosport
Time 1:09.429
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault
Time 1:11.679 on lap 32
Podium
First NEXTEV TCR
Second Audi Sport ABT
Third Venturi GP

BackgroundEdit

On 3 February 2015, it was announced that the newly founded Formula E, a class of auto racing for one-make, single-seater, electrically powered racing cars, was set to race in Moscow on a street circuit near the Kremlin, on the north bank of the Moskva River.

Coming into the race from Berlin a fortnight earlier, Nelson Piquet, Jr. was leading the championship on 103, with Sébastien Buemi second 2 points behind. They had both jumped Lucas di Grassi, who was disqualified from the Berlin race for having an illegal front wing. Di Grassi sits third on 93 points. The win was inherited by Jérôme d'Ambrosio, who sits in fifth on 77 points, one point behind Nicolas Prost.

ReportEdit

SessionsEdit

All sessions took place on Saturday, 6 June 2015.

Fan BoostEdit

Nelson Piquet Jr., Sébastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi won the Fan Boost. It was Piquet's fourth boost in a row, second in a row for Buemi, and second overall for di Grassi. It was the first for di Grassi since the season opener, and the first time the top 3 in the championship took the Fan Boost advantage.

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Grid
1 27   Jean-Éric Vergne Andretti Autosport 1:09.429 1
2 99   Nelson Piquet, Jr. NEXTEV TCR +0.020 2
3 11   Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT +0.256 3
4 9   Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault +0.397 4
5 7   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing +0.538 5
6 8   Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault +0.614 6
7 66   Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT +0.646 7
8 23   Nick Heidfeld Venturi GP +0.669 8
9 10   Jarno Trulli Trulli GP +0.716 9
10 30   Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi GP +0.761 201
11 77   Salvador Duran Amlin Aguri +0.828 10
12 2   Sam Bird Virgin Racing +0.936 11
13 28   Justin Wilson Andretti Autosport +0.969 12
14 88   Antonio Garcia NEXTEV TCR +1.108 13
15 55   António Félix da Costa Amlin Aguri +1.188 14
16 21   Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing +1.259 15
17 5   Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing +1.268 16
18 3   Jaime Alguersuari Virgin Racing +1.512 17
19 6   Loïc Duval Dragon Racing +1.712 18
20 18   Vitantonio Liuzzi Trulli GP +2.538 19
  • ^1 – Breach of parc ferme rules, excluded.

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99   Nelson Piquet, Jr. NEXTEV TCR 35 43:18.867 2 25
2 11   Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT 35 +2.012 3 18
3 23   Nick Heidfeld Venturi GP 35 +11.548 8 15
4 27   Jean-Éric Vergne Andretti 35 +12.416 1 151
5 66   Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT 35 +25.626 7 10
6 77   Salvador Duran Amlin Aguri 35 +28.960 10 8
7 55   António Félix da Costa Amlin Aguri 35 +30.529 14 6
8 8   Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault 35 +31.556 6 4
9 9   Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault 35 +40.0503 4 42
10 28   Justin Wilson Andretti Autosport 35 +46.320 12 1
11 7   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 35 +51.474 5
12 5   Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing 35 +52.493 16
13 3   Jaime Alguersuari Virgin Racing 35 +55.810 17
14 30   Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi GP 35 +56.715 20
15 6   Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 35 +1:18.7633 18
16 21   Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing 34 +1 lap 15
17 18   Vitantonio Liuzzi Trulli GP 34 +1 lap 19
18 10   Jarno Trulli Trulli GP 32 Suspension/Rear wing 9 4
19 88   Antonio Garcia NEXTEV TCR 32 +3 laps 13
Ret 2   Sam Bird Virgin Racing 24 Brakes 11

Notes:

  • ^1 - Three points for pole position.
  • ^2 - Two points for fastest lap.
  • ^3 - Received a 29-second penalty for an unsafe pitlane release.
  • ^4 - 5 place grid penalty for the next event, overuse of track limits, turn 7.

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers or teams listed in bold were still able to take the respective title.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Moscow Timetable". FIA Formula E. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Driver Standings". fiaformulae.com. FIA. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Team Standings". fiaformulae.com. FIA. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.

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