Formula e – The route of the Paris ePrix is ​​taking shape

On April 23, 2016, Formula e will arrive in the French capital and will take a route designed around Les Invalides.

Published on 23/10/2015 à 10:15

Pierre Tassel

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Formula e – The route of the Paris ePrix is ​​taking shape

Great novelty of the second season of the championship Formula e, the Paris ePrix will take place on Saturday April 23, 2016 right in the center of the French capital, around the Hôtel des Invalides in the 7th arrondissement.

A location validated both by the Paris town hall and by the Ministry of Defense, manager of the building, after several solutions mentioned. “We considered around twenty routes, from the Latin Quarter to the Grand Palais, via Bastille and Nation.

Knowing that the specifications were very precise: it was necessary to be 2 km long and 10 m wide, with clearances and a straight line of approximately 500 m. » underlines Eric Barbaroux, one of the instigators of Formula e. The route will have twelve or fourteen turns, with two possibilities remaining considered regarding Place Vauban.

Find our focus on the Paris ePrix in our presentation file for the second season of Formula e, in issue 2034 of AUTOhebdo, available in digital version and on newsstands.

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