Formula E Unveils Miami Race Circuit

3 years ago by Mark Kane 3

Formula E unveils circuit layout for Miami ePrix

Formula E unveils circuit layout for Miami ePrix

Formula E racer in Miami

Formula E racer in Miami

Formula E unveiled its circuit layout for the Miami ePrix, which will be held on March 14, 2015 in Downtown Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay around the streets of the AmericanAirlines Arena.

The circuit is 2.17 km long and full of 90-degree corners, so there should be a lot of places to overtake while braking.

Here is the interactive circuit map.

Mayor of Miami, Tomas Regalado, stated:

“I’m 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.”

“Racers will be back in Miami – this event will help to make Miami more of a sports city. In addition, we will show the younger generations that you may have of motor racing without noise or pollution.”

Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez commented:

“The FIA Miami ePrix is precisely the type of international event that will showcase Miami-Dade as a world-class destination.”

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, remarked:

“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.”

“Miami was chosen because it shares the values ​​that are the basis of our championship. It’s a city that looks to the future, experimenting with new technologies and is geared to sustainable development as well as a place where you want to have fun.”

Andretti Sports Marketing was selected as event organizer. Chief Executive Officer Michael Andretti stated:

“I’m excited that we are serving as the event organiser for the 2015 Miami Formula E race. We at Andretti Sports Marketing are committed to making this event a world class experience and we anticipate a long and great relationship with Formula E.”


3 responses to "Formula E Unveils Miami Race Circuit"

  1. mustang_sallad says:

    Needs more turns! Those are some long straights for cars with comparitively limited top speeds.

    1. Ken Sherman says:

      i agree, Doesn’t look very interesting to drive either. Come on, you can do better Miami, I’m planning on coming down from Melbourne, so make it worth my while! I’m hope the track design isn’t set in stone. 😉

  2. Rudy Clarke says:

    Agreed!! Just refresh your memory back to recent Formula 1 race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). Now that is an exciting track with a long straight, switchbacks, sharp tight turns, a few 90 degree bends and some blind corners over crest.

    Why does formula-e believe these cars must race on straight tracks interspersed with 90 degree corners. A track like COTA would also be perfect for the formula-e cars. Sheesh !!