Round seven of the electric racing series, Formula E, will be free to enter for fans on 9th May 2015.
The track layout has also been revealed, showing a slight deviation from the more usual course used by Formula One. The track still incorporates the world famous start/finish line and pit complex, but rather than heading to Casino Square, instead the electric racers will take a sharp turn at Sainte Devote and re-join at the exit of the tunnel. The track is subject to FIA approval and track homologation.
Trulli team owner, driver and Monaco Grand Prix race winner in Formula One, Jarno Trulli, said:
“I think it’s a reasonably good track and obviously the location is fantastic. It takes in half of the Formula 1 circuit, which is enough for the Formula E car and I’m sure it’s going to be good for overtaking. You can see that going down into the first corner there is a hairpin, then we head rearwards down towards the tunnel, where there is another hard braking with a possible overtaking point. From there you head back towards Tabac and the Swimming Pool corners, which in Formula 1 were very exciting and challenging. In Formula E cars they will be slightly easier, but nevertheless still a challenge, especially the exit of the Swimming Pool, which is going to be pretty slippery.”
The next Formula E race takes place in Long Beach, USA on April 4. For more details on Formula E visit www.fiaformulae.com.
Source; FIA Formula E