The circuit layout for the March 2015 Formula E race in Downton Miami has today been announced, with a block-like circuit set to tour some of Miami’s top venues.
Produced by Ayesa, the company who created the Valencia urban race track, the eight turn 2.17km circuit will run along the Biscayne Bay and around the streets surrounding the AmericanAirlines Area, the home of the Miama Heat NBA team.
The Miami event will be the fifth race on the calendar, simultaneously giving the USA its Formula E debut, before the Long Beach race later in the season.
The event also sees the American Formula E team, Andretti Autosport, further involved through the experienced event company Andretti Sports Marketing.
“I’m excited that we are serving as the event organiser for the 2015 Miami Formula E race,” said Chief Exectuive Michael Andretti. “We at Andretti Sports Marketing are committed to making this event a world class experience and we anticipate a long and great relationship with Formula E.”
The Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez added his excitement: “The FIA Miami ePrix is precisely the type of international event that will showcase Miami-Dade as a world-class destination.”
After a successful opening race in the debut Formula E season, Alejandro Agag is confidently targeting the American electric vehicle market.
“We’re delighted to be officially unveiling the circuit for the Miami ePrix, the host for round five of the FIA Formula E Championship,” said Agag. “Having two races in the US is very important to us with America’s rich motorsport heritage and the States being such an influential and burgeoning market for electric vehicles.”
The Miami ePrix will be the first of a US double header, with Long Beach following on the 4th April 2015. Before then there’s next months Putrajaya ePrix and a South American double, with the Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay preceding Argentina’s Buenos Aires ePrix.