Buenos Aires ePrix layout revealed

2015 will see Argentina host the fourth round of the inaugural Formula E series and today Buenos Aires has revealed the track layout for the Buenos Aires ePrix.

Taking place on January 10th, the twelve turn track lies in the Puerto Madero district to the east of the Argentine capital.

Stretching for 2.44 kilometres the track will feature high-speed corners, chicanes and hairpins. It will also be the second and final race in South America.

Commenting on the layout, Mahindra Racing’s Bruno Senna said: “Looking at the track, you have to say it’s got a good combination of corners. There’s a chicane, some high-speed turns with a change of direction and slow-speed as well. It’s impossible to tell from the map about undulation, but I think that it could make for an interesting race and it will be fun to drive.”

“I think the main overtaking point will be into Turn 1 under braking, or maybe into T4 or even T5. T7 is a possible passing point too, so it does lend itself to some potential overtakes, but we’ll have to see when we get there.”

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “We’re very excited about racing in Argentina and want to thank the City Government, Mayor Mauricio Macri, the ASN and all the local authorities for their continued support, investment and backing. We believe this race is going to provide a fantastic spectacle for the people of Buenos Aires and for Formula E fans around the world.”

The Buenos Aires ePrix becomes the fifth track to be revealed by Formula E organisers, with the roads surrounding Beijing’s Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium forming the season opener, followed by a race though the centre of Putrajaya in Malaysia for round two.

Punta del Este’s picturesque coastline provides the venue for round three with round seven taking place in Long Beach, Southern California, using a modified version of the city’s historic street circuit.

A final detail released by the Formula E series is the announcement that the remaining tracks will be released approximately six months prior to their event.