Formula E Montreal ePrix
Third season of Formula E is especially hearty for North America, where the the last four rounds for next year will be held.
The season finally rounds (11 and 12) are now set for July 29 & 30 in Montreal, while rounds 9 and 10 falls on July 15 & 16 in New York (see announcement). Previously, Formula E had expected to end the season in New York on the 30th before Montreal was added, so fans should make note of the recent change.
The Montreal track layout along the banks of St. Lawrence River was recently unveiled, so we can now imagine what the season finale double-header race will look like.
“The 2.75km (1.71mile) circuit, which remains subject to FIA track homologation, consists of 14 turns and winds its way along Rue Viger E and past Maison Radio-Canada – with the 20 fully-electric Formula E cars launching from the start-line on Boulevard Rene-Levesque E.”
Addressing a gathering of assorted media and distinguished guests at the Complexe Desjardins in Montreal – which included the Mayor of Montreal and season one Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said:
“Formula E wants to bring fully-electric racing to the streets of the world’s leading cities and Montreal is another fantastic new addition to the calendar. Montreal is a great city with a great vibe – the perfect place to conclude the third season of Formula E. I’m sure the drivers will revel in the opportunity to fight for the title against the backdrop of Montreal.”
Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, said: “I’m very pleased that Montreal is now among the host cities for Formula E. In Montreal, we wish to promote transportation electrification. This race, which speaks to this wish, will be conducted on an urban circuit and will be a festive family event where everyone will be able to admire the prowess of electric vehicles. It will give us, in 2017, at the climax of the celebrations for the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the opportunity to demonstrate that high performance can go hand-in-hand with sustainable development.”
Nelson Piquet Jr, the winner of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship and current NEXTEV NIO driver, said: “Canada is a country that embraces motorsport, and I’m so happy to be here in Montreal to help unveil the track layout. It’s a fantastic city and it’s going to be amazing racing around the streets here in July. It’s the perfect venue for our season finale.”