The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first
fully-electric racing series, has revealed the circuit location and layout for
the Miami ePrix. This race will take place on March 14, 2015.
The eight turn,
2.17km circuit is located in Downtown Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay around
the streets of the AmericanAirlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat NBA
basketball team. The track has been produced by leading track design company
Ayesa. The Miami track is the setting for the fifth race in the inaugural
Formula E season and the first of two events in the US.
Mayor of Miami, Tomas Regalado, said that he is pleased to
be welcoming Formula E to Miami, the location of the first electric
single-seater race in America. “We are proud to be among the elite group of
international cities hosting the FIA Formula E Championship,” he added.
Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez said the FIA
Miami ePrix is precisely the type of international event that will showcase
Miami-Dade as a world-class destination.
All Formula E events
take place in one-day in order to minimise disruption to the city. Formula E
CEO Alejandro Agag, speaking at a press conference held at the Pérez Art Museum
of Miami, said that “We’re delighted to be officially unveiling the circuit for
the Miami ePrix, the host for round five of the FIA Formula E Championship.
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 race will be
organised in collaboration with event company Andretti Sports Marketing.