Saturday , 26 May 2018

Formula E: Miami ePrix Preview

Here we go again, then. It is back. It’s time for the cars to take to the streets of Miami as Formula E returns.

As Formula One returns for the 2015 season, Formula E is heading towards the mid-point of its inaugural season, and it really is hotting up.

Going into round five of 11, Lucas di Grassi leads Sam Bird by 10 points, with the championship leader currently on 58 points.

But behind the Virgin driver, Sebastien Buemi and Nico Prost are on 43 and 42 respectively.

Driver Changes

Where to begin? Much like the F1 build-up, it’s all been happening in terms of the grid. One advantage, though, is we know who will be driving…

Charles Pic has made a return to China Racing after sitting out rounds two and three, while Vitantonio Liuzzi will make his Formula E debut for Trulli, replacing Michela Cerruti. Luizzi joining the Formula E grid means there are now seven drivers who have or had Red Bull ties: Buemi, Liuzzi, Scott Speed, Karun Chandhok, Antonio Felix da Costa, Jean-Eric Vergne and Jaime Alguersuari.

Oriol Servia has made the jump from racer to racing director for Dragon Racing, with Loic Duval replacing him.

The Track

The track is made up of eight, 90-degree corners and a chicane that doesn’t seem to count as corners. There is one long straight between turns eight and one, while the pit lane is situated on the outside of turns six and seven.

The main feature, apart from the pit lane not being at the start/finish straight, is the way the track passes around the AmericanAirlines Arena, home of NBA team Miami Heat.

 

 

About Jack Amey

Recent sport journalism graduate looking to break into the world of journalism. Usually found writing about Formula E or F1 opinion pieces here, or making a match day programme for a local club. Or looking for a job.

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