Formula E cars will drive through the Formula 1 Grand Prix layout in Monte Carlo for the first time ever.
With less than a month left ahead of the seventh race of the 2020/2021 Formula E season in Monaco, the layout of the principality’s race track has been revealed. It has officially been confirmed that Formula E will drive at the F1 GP layout for the first time.
The FIA president Jean Todt shared his thoughts on the announcement: “I’m glad to see the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship back in the Principality. It is in the series’ DNA to compete on streets circuits and Monaco is one of the most iconic tracks in the world. This discipline has its own identity, that’s why, together with Formula E and the ACM, we’ve designed a bespoke layout which suits its particularities.”
The Formula E co-founder and CCO Alberto Longo added: “To see Formula E race around the longer version of the most historic racing circuit in the world will mark another great milestone for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.”
“In many ways, this circuit is made for Formula E – it’s a fast and narrow street circuit which will see plenty of opportunities for overtaking and will really test driver’s energy management with sharp inclines and high-speed sections. The FIA and the ACM are allowing us to race around corners steeped in motorsport tradition and we are honored that Formula E will be creating its own history on May 8.”
The ACM general commissioner Christian Tornatore also spoke about the upcoming race: “Organising three races in the space of one month will be a premiere for us all at ACM. The logistical side was complex, but not impossible to manage! Because of the new constraints, we shall need to start setting up the track earlier than usual, at the end of February, instead of March 15. We will then integrate the technical aspects, on and around the track, required by every category that will be involved.”
The Monaco E-Prix is set to take place on May 8th.