The track design for the first ever Paris ePrix has been revealed for the race that is scheduled to take place in the French capital on April 23.
The race will be the first European race of season two of the FIA Formula E Championship, and will take place around Les Invalides, an architectural complex in the city.
The proposed layout, which has yet to be homologated by the FIA, includes fourteen turns and measures 1.93km, and will wind past a number of important historical and important buildings, including the Army Museum and the Tomb of Napoleon.
“As a series we are fortunate enough to race in some incredible locations but none more spectacular than the backdrop in the city of Paris,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.
“The ethos of Formula E is urban racing in the heart of cities around the world – Paris certainly ticks all those boxes. France is also a key market for the championship as the home of the FIA, Official Founding Partner and Tyre Supplier Michelin, and team partners such as DS and Renault.
“The Paris ePrix will be an iconic setting for Formula E with DHL, the championship’s Official Logistics Partner, delivering the first fully-electric race to the French capital.”
FIA President Jean Todt is happy to see the series race in the French capital, close to where the FIA are based, and believes it will be a spectacular event.
“The FIA is particularly pleased that there will be a Formula E race run through the streets of the centre of Paris, the city that has been our home for over a century,” said Todt.
“This series is heavily linked to the development of new technologies and to promoting a new model for sustainable mobility. It is entirely logical therefore, that a country like France, that has always been at the cutting-edge of innovation, should host an ePrix in its capital city.
“I am sure that the spectacle offered by Formula E on a track laid out against the amazing backdrop of Les Invalides, will make this event truly unique among motorsport events at a world level.”