Formula E, FIA and ACM reveal new track layout for Monaco E-Prix
– Increases in performance and range in Gen2 era enable the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to race around new, longer circuit configuration
– Extended track layout will test driver’s energy management skills – with a combination of steep inclines and high-speed sections
– Track will feature iconic corners including the Casino Square, Mirabeau and see the all-electric Formula E cars exit through the tunnel for the first time
London, England (April 16, 2021)– Formula E, the FIA and the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) have today revealed a new track layout to be used for the 2021 Monaco E-Prix, on May 8.
The 19-turn, 3.32km Formula E track will see the all-electric cars go up the hill after the first turn at Sainte Dévote and complete a new section for Formula E, including famous corners around Casino Square, Mirabeau, the Grand Hotel Hairpin and Portier.
The LED lights on the halo will also illuminate as the cars make their way through the famous Monaco tunnel for the first time in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship history.
Increases in car performance and range made throughout the Gen2 era has enabled Formula E to return to the Monaco E-Prix using a longer circuit layout.
Former champions Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and Jean-Éric Vergne (DS TECHEETAH) have both collected the winner’s trophy from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, with Buemi being the most successful driver around the streets of Monaco in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with two E-Prix victories.
This year’s edition will be the fourth running of the Formula E event in Monaco, with the event continuing to be included on the calendar on a biennial basis.
The FIA homologated track will consist of different kerb placement at Sainte Dévote, exactly as its inception in 1929, and a change in the chicane layout at T11 on the harbour front on the exit of the tunnel.
Round 7 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – the Monaco E-Prix – will take place on May 8 at 16:00 local time (15:00 BST).
(Information source & image credit: FIA Formula E Championship)
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Redemption in Rome for Stoffel Vandoorne as Mercedes-EQ driver seals victory
Jean-Éric Vergne wins action-packed race in Rome
ROME E-PRIX PREVIEW: ALL-ELECTRIC RACING RETURNS TO THE ETERNAL CITY FOR DOUBLE THE ACTION ON APRIL 10 AND 11
Rome, Italy (April 8, 2021) – All-electric racing returns to Rome on April 10 and 11 for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with a new circuit layout for the double-header race weekend and FIA President Jean Todt in attendance.
Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ) heads to Italy on top of the drivers’ standings, having completed a Formula E first in the Diriyah opener, topping the timesheets in Free Practice, Group Qualifying, Julius Baer Pole Position, and claiming his maiden race win and the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap for good measure.
Jaguar Racing lead the way in the teams’ standings as new signing Sam Bird sealed a dream victory in Round 2 in Diriyah. That result saw the Brit extend his unique streak of winning an E-Prix in every Formula E season to-date. It also drew him level with Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler) in second on the all-time winners’ table with 10 victories. Bird is also a winner in the Italian capital, having won the inaugural race in 2018, and he’ll be among the favourites this time around.
Last time out in Rome, it was Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) and André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) who fought tooth-and-nail for the full 45 minutes. In the end, it was the Kiwi who held his nerve, forcing Lotterer to settle for second with Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ) rounding-out the podium positions.
The 19-turn 3.385km Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR has undergone a number of changes in close collaboration with local authorities for Season 7, and sees the track become the second longest in Formula E history behind Beijing.
The updates ensure the circuit’s character is retained, while strengthening Formula E’s legacy in the area by making more space for spectators at future events, bringing local businesses into the fold and carrying out important restoration work.
The Palazzo dei Congressi, Piazzale Marconi remain landmarks and, starting from this year, the circuit will wind its way around the iconic Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, also known as the “Square Coliseum”.
It’s a mix of high-speed runs and tight, complex sections and undulations with plenty of opportunities for overtaking at the hairpin and some 90-degree bends – peak Formula E and a big favourite of the drivers.
“The new layout is fantastic: it has longer and faster straights and offers more opportunities for overtaking,” said 2017 Formula E Champion, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi. “I’m sure the fans will love it; I can’t wait to race there.”
Showing the natural alignment of Formula E’s reason and racing, in Rome the series will continue its series of Positively Charged grid moments, on this occasion, shining the spotlight on the new multi-year partnership with UNICEF’s Safe and Healthy Environment Fund.
Since Formula E first visited the city, e-mobility options for Rome’s residents have improved significantly. There are 60 electric minibuses operating across the city and Italy’s ‘Good Mobility’ policy encourages the use of electric bikes and has legalised electric scooters. Rome’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, announced that the city would phase out diesel vehicles by 2024.
Rome’s impressive mobility response to COVID-19 has been recognised at European level, following its support of walking and cycling, enabling safe public transport, and its plan for 150km of transitory cycling routes. In total, €3.2 million has been set aside for Rome’s plan, with 20km of these lanes currently in place.
Where to watch
Formula E’s media partners will be broadcasting comprehensive coverage to millions of households through a combination of network and digital coverage. Ahead of Season 7’s debut in Diriyah, Formula E provided an update on its global media partners and broadcast coverage.
Looking to the double header in Rome this weekend, Formula E will strengthen its presence with increased exposure across a number of key territories:
– In Italy, both Italia 1 and Sky Sports Uno will be broadcasting live coverage from site, throughout the weekend.
– In Germany fans will be able to watch all the racing action from the Eternal City live on SAT.1 including 30 minutes of pre-race build up on both Saturday and Sunday, including expert opinion and analysis from ex-Formula E driver, Daniel Abt, live from the studio in Munich. Comprehensive coverage of the weekend will be available on the Ran.de platform.
– In the UK, BBC Two will be broadcasting Saturday’s E-Prix live, with digital coverage of both Saturday and Sunday’s qualifying and race sessions across BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website and the Red Button.
– Formula E fans in France will be able to take in the action live through the L’Equipe.fr digital platform with additional same day repeat coverage ‘as live’ on La Chaine L’Equipe.
– In Austria, fans will be able to catch all of the racing action live on ORF 1.
– Across Europe, Eurosport will also be airing Rounds 3 and 4 live on Eurosport 2, with qualifying highlights immediately before each race programme, and further coverage on Eurosport Player.
To find out where to watch the Formula E season opener, visit: www.fiaformulae.com/en/watch/ways-to-watch
The Formula E app allows fans to go behind the scenes and listen to driver radios, hearing live reactions as the race plays out. To listen in, download the app on iOS and Android.
There are more ways than ever before to follow the action from Formula E, all from the comfort of your home.
Vote for your favourite driver to receive an extra boost of power with FANBOOST via the FANBOOST website and Formula E app.
Can you predict the unpredictable? The Formula E Predictor puts you in the hot seat to predict each round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Join the full Formula E race day experience as the Allianz E-Village goes virtual. Starting from Monday of race week and until the event comes to a close, the Virtual Allianz E-Village has fans covered with exclusive content straight from the paddock.
The action from Rome can be followed as it happens in the Live Hub. An all-new Live Timing experience – including a real-time interactive track map and the ability to follow your favourite driver – plus detailed session reports.
Round 3 and 4 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place in the Italian capital of Rome on April 10 & 11, with races starting at 16:00 and 13:00 local time (15:00 and 12:00 BST) respectively.
Audiences can plug in and follow the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. @FIAFormulaE #ABBFormulaE
(Information source & image credit: FIA Formula E Championship)
FORMULA E AND UNICEF LAUNCH MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP TO HELP CHILDREN THROUGH UNICEF’S NEW SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FUND
– Formula E is the first global sports organisation to partner with UNICEF on climate change
– Over three years, Formula E will contribute to improving the wellbeing of three million children worldwide, through UNICEF’s global Safe and Healthy Environment Fund, which focuses on environment and climate change mitigation and adaptation programming
– The partnership launches ahead of the Rome E-Prix where there will be a pre-race grid tribute and annoucement video featuring UNICEF UK Ambassador Ewan McGregor
London, England, (April 08, 2021) – Formula E today announced the all-electric racing series’ support for UNICEF’s Safe and Healthy Environment Fund, which aims to create a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment for children.
The three-year partnership builds on the success of the 2020 collaboration between Formula E and UNICEF focused on protecting vulnerable children and families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Formula E will now be supporting UNICEF’s Safe and Healthy Environment Fund, created to deliver environmental programmes and policy actions for children and young people around the world.
Formula E, like UNICEF, wants to accelerate positive change around the world, with its #ChangeAccelerated campaign to ensure children and young people grow up on a cleaner, safer planet. The funding from Formula E will contribute to programmes and policy actions to improve the wellbeing of over three million children. Projects supported by the Fund include initiatives to provide schools with sustainable energy solutions and reduce child exposure to air pollution through increased monitoring and advocacy.
According to UNICEF, children are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change. Nearly 160 million live in areas of high or extremely high drought severity, over half a billion in high or extremely high flood occurrence zones and an estimated two billion in areas where air pollution levels exceed standards set by the World Health Organisation. A sport designed for fans of the future and aligned to the FIA’s PurposeDriven movement, Formula E feels a responsibility to protect this next generation and will use its global platform to raise awareness of and amplify UNICEF’s work.
(Information source & image credit: FIA Formula E Championship)
ENTER THE GLADIATORIAL ARENA: 2021 ROME E-PRIX PREVIEW
ROKiT Venturi Racing looks ahead to the 2021 Rome E-Prix
Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR
Length // 3.386-kilometers
Corners // 19
Best Finish // P8 [Maro Engel, 2018]
The Rome E-Prix was first held in Formula E’s fourth season, and after a two-year absence, returns to the calendar as the third and fourth rounds of the 2020/21 campaign.
A 2,700-year history makes Rome one of Europe’s oldest cities, and as the home of the Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, it is one of the most visited locations in the world.
Rome’s EUR district (Esposizione Universale Roma) acts as the backdrop to the Rome E-Prix and Formula E’s first World Championship races on European soil.
The 2021 Rome E-Prix takes place on a revised version of the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR of old, and at 3.386-kilometres, the circuit is the longest on the Season 7 calendar.
Featuring a mixture of 19 low, medium and high-speed corners, the track snakes around the city streets of the EUR district to create a fresh challenge for drivers and teams alike.As his home race, the Rome E-Prix is also a special event for Edoardo Mortara and the street circuit specialist will surpass 35 races for ROKiT Venturi Racing off the back of a podium performance in Diriyah.
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這新制6v6的棍網比賽，亦已經在 2022 World Games 中被認可成為其中一個項目。
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