Friday , 17 August 2018

Punta del Este ePrix Preview

After the 10-week gap between rounds one and two, the third round of the new Formula E has come round in double quick time. It was only three weeks ago that Sam Bird took his maiden Formula E victory around the streets of Putrajaya in dominant fashion. But tomorrow, the series will light up the streets of Punta del Este in round three of the championship.

Driver Changes

The most notable driver change for this round was the introduction of Jean-Eric Vergne. The Frenchman found himself ousted from Toro Rosso, and Formula One altogether, despite some impressive performances towards the end of the season. He has, however, found himself a seat at Andretti Motorsport for the Punta del Este ePrix.

The other driver change is Mexican driver Salvador Duran will drive for Amlin Aguri, replacing Katherine Legge. Franck Montagny misses out this weekend, replaced by Matt Brabham.

The Track

At first glance, it almost looks like Monte Carlo. Tight and twisty along the seafront, the 2.8km long track features 20 corners. Perhaps the standout, however, are turns 14 and 15. Both tight hairpins, right next to each other, drivers will have to keep concentration through this section to avoid hitting the walls or other drivers.

Standings

Standings from the FIA Formula E website
Driver standings from the FIA Formula E website
Team standings from the FIA Formula E website
Team standings from the FIA Formula E website

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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