Monaco ePrix

The Monaco ePrix is a biennial automobile race of the Formula E championship in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Monaco ePrix
Circuit de Monaco
Circuit Monaco Formula E 2021.png
Race information
Number of times held3
First held2015
Most wins (drivers)Switzerland Sébastien Buemi (2)
Most wins (constructors)France e.Dams (2)
Circuit length3.318 km (2.062 mi)
Last race (2019)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

CircuitEdit

 
Map of the shorter version of the Circuit de Monaco, which was used for the Monaco ePrix in the 2014–15, 2016–17 and 2018–19 seasons.

On 18 September 2014 it was announced that Formula E would be racing on a shorter version of the original Monaco Grand Prix circuit for the 2014–15 season.[1] This version misses out the hill, Casino square, the iconic hairpin, the famous tunnel and the chicane. However, in the 2020-21 season, the ePrix will be held on the traditional full-length Monaco circuit.[2]

Monaco was not scheduled to be on the calendar for the second season of Formula E because it takes the slot on the calendar filled by the Historic Grand Prix at Monaco every other year.[3] Series boss Alejandro Agag revealed that a race in Paris replaced the Monaco ePrix for 2016, but Monaco was held again in the 2016–17 season.

In 2020, virtual version of the track hosted the first ever Race At Home series due to travelling and restrictions around mass gatherings from 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. The race is a non-scoring preseason race.[4] It then made a return on Round 3, where the damage level increased.

On 16 April 2021, it was announced that a new track layout will be used for 2021 Monaco ePrix, the layout is similar to the Formula One layout, just there will be differences on the T1 (Sainte Devote) and T9 (Nouvelle Chicane). This new layout has length about 3.318 km; the distance of layout has increased due to the increase in car performance and range of Gen2 cars.[5] However, on the week of Monaco ePrix, it was decided to use T1 like the Formula One circuit in order to regenerate more energy by braking.

ResultsEdit

Edition Track Winner Second Third Pole position Fastest lap
2015 Circuit de Monaco   Sébastien Buemi
e.dams Renault
  Lucas di Grassi
Abt Sportsline
  Nelson Piquet, Jr.
China Racing
  Sébastien Buemi
e.dams Renault
  Jean-Éric Vergne
Andretti Autosport
2017   Sébastien Buemi
Renault e.dams
  Lucas Di Grassi
Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport
  Nick Heidfeld
Mahindra Racing
  Sébastien Buemi
Renault e.dams
  Sam Bird
DS Virgin Racing
2019   Jean-Eric Vergne
Techeetah-DS
  Oliver Rowland
e.Dams-Nissan
  Felipe Massa
Venturi
  Jean-Eric Vergne
Techeetah-DS
  Pascal Wehrlein
Mahindra
2021   António Félix da Costa
Techeetah-DS
  Robin Frijns
Virgin-Audi
  Mitch Evans
Jaguar
  António Félix da Costa
Techeetah-DS
  Stoffel Vandoorne
Mercedes

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

Wins Driver Years won
2   Sébastien Buemi 2015, 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula E set to race on shorter version of Monaco circuit". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Formula E set to finally use Monaco F1 layout in 2021". The Race. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  3. ^ Sylt, Christian; Hewitt, Kate (28 June 2015). "Formula E To Add Two New Races in 2016". Forbes. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ Pre-Season Race! ABB Formula E Race At Home Challenge In Support Of UNICEF, retrieved 19 April 2020
  5. ^ "Formula E, FIA and ACM reveal new track layout for Monaco E-Prix". 16 April 2021.