Formula E Moscow Race Track Unveiled

FEB 23 2015 BY MARK KANE 9

On June 6, the 9th round of Formula E will take place at Kremlin, Moscow.

This month, the layout of the track was unveiled and it seems that beside many 90-degree turns, there will be two 180-degree turns placed one after the other.

“The Moscow ePrix will take place on a 13-turn street circuit adjacent to the Kremlin. It will form round nine of the new series, with the season finale remaining as the London ePrix on June 27, 2015.”

Soon, two Formula E races will take place in the US: one in Miami, Florida and the other in Long Beach, California.

Formula E Moscow ePrix

Formula E Moscow ePrix

Formula E racer

Formula E racer

There are a lot of quotes from the Formula E/Moscow press conference:

FIA President Jean Todt stated:

“Russia’s presence in motorsport dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century but the growth rate which we’ve seen in the last few years is incredible. After the debut of WTCC two years ago and of Formula One last year, the launch of another FIA Championship in the country is an important milestone in this growth path. Formula E represents a new form of racing and entertainment as it’s aimed to attract and engage not only motorsport fans but also a new audience and in particular the younger generations. It fits perfectly in the FIA’s traditional role as a leading promoter of innovation, technology and performance in the automotive sector. I am sure that Moscow will enjoy the event.”

Formula E CEO, Alejandro Agag commented:

“We are delighted to be welcoming Moscow onto the 2014/2015 Formula E calendar as our 10th host city. Russian people have always welcomed with passion and enthusiasm international events and we are sure it will be the same with the Moscow ePrix. Russia’s automotive market is steadily growing, as is its electric vehicle industry and I am confident that Formula E will help to promote the concept of sustainable mobility in this country. As with our previous races, we have no doubt the Moscow ePrix is going to be a fantastic spectacle for teams, drivers and fans.”

Sergey Ivanov, Executive Director of the Russian Automobile Federation, said

“Formula E – is a very interesting and above-average project which links motorsport with innovative science and technology. It is a historic event for Russian motorsport – for the first time ever a real race will take place in the very heart of the city. We’ve been cooperating with FIA for a long time and we are certain that the FIA Formula E Championship round in Moscow will be held in accordance with all the international standards.”

Valentin Buhtoyarov, the Chairman of FEH Russia, remarked

“It is a great honour for me to see Jean Todt and Alejandro Agag today at the official announcement event for the Moscow round of the FIA Formula E Championship. It proves a very important role of Moscow ePrix for the whole Championship. I would like to express my gratitude to the Government of Moscow for their invaluable support, and I am certain that the event will be a great success. Moscow ePrix is more than just a race, it is a high-tech competition that has a great social significance for the city. It offers a rich entertainment programme and focuses on development of sustainability.”

Svetlana Korshunova, organiser of the Moscow ePrix, said:

“For eight years now we have been holding Moscow City Racing events and each year we would do our best to come up with something new and exciting. In 2011 the highlight of our show was the participation of EF01 Formulec racing car, the first in the world completely eco-friendly vehicle, developed in France. Since then we’ve been closely following the development of this segment in motorsport and it is a great honour for us to see fully electric racing cars on Moscow streets again but in a totally different status. This is going to be an unforgettable experience!”

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I ask the global community to please boycott the Moscow Formula E Race in 2015, due to Putin’s participation in sustaining the Ukrainian Crisis.

Agree with Anon, I will not be attending the race in Moscow.

*lol*…as if you ever had the intention to fly across the globe for the Moscow race.

If that is all it takes then we should boycott the Miami and Long Beach races too. Take your pick of drone strikes, violating human rights or any other cause that is as bad or worse than the Russian.

Your false equivalency argument, is invalid.

I actually support drone strikes against Terrorists and those helping them. Such actions are nowhere near the level of trying to restart a global cold war, WW III, or facilitating the complete re-adsorption of a a sovereign country that merely seeks closer ties with the EU.

The E-Race in this case, makes a specific point of including the Kremlin facility as part of the track event. Thwarting propaganda such as this, is also another reason for requesting a boycott of the event.

Also, Putin is a dick.

It is pretty ironic to have the Formula E race in a city that is currently being economically devastated by the drop in oil prices.

Completely agree.

Very nice to see it there!

I really enjoy Formula E. If they have an event in Russia – good. After all, the Nazis staged a big show for the Olympic Games in 1936 and it didn’t seem to have any ramifications to the Holocaust nor war advantage. In fact, the USA kicked some butt, if I remember my history. The Nazis tried to ban Jews and blacks from competition, but to avoid a boycott of entrants, changed their minds and even put a token woman on their team with a Jewish father! Anti-Semitism posters were removed and the games went on. An African American named Jesse Owens kicked some German butt and won 3 Gold Medals, and the 8 man rowing crew from my hometown University of Washington won the Gold over the Germans with Adolph fricken Hitler in attendance. This was 1936 and some countries did boycott the German games. One country, Spain, offered it’s own games and over 6,000 athletes from 9 countries entered. War and struggle are part of mankind’s DNA, however – as the Spanish games never happened, due to the Spanish Civil War breaking out a day before those alternate Olympic Games were to start! So my point is –… Read more »