The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the final location and circuit layout for next year’s inaugural Miami ePrix.
The all-electric single-seater race is scheduled to take place on March 14, 2015 – however, until today, its exact course through the American city was still unknown.
The 2.14km, eight-turn circuit passes through Miami’s Downtown and Biscayne Bay areas and loops around the city’s AmericanAirlines Arena, home of the world-famous Miami Heat NBA basketball team.
The track also features a back straight that runs along the newly-opened Museum Park and corners which pass under the six-lane MacArthur Causeway. As such, the fifth round of the inaugural Formula E season will take place against a dramatic backdrop that combines greenery, urban scenery and crystalline waterways.
The Miami ePrix layout, penned by track design company Ayesa, brings to mind Formula One’s Singapore and defunct Valencia street circuits with its numerous sharp corners, long straights and intense braking zones, which will provide ample overtaking opportunities.
“We are proud to be among the elite group of international cities hosting the FIA Formula E Championship”, said Mayor of Miami, Tomas Regalado.
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag added: “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.”
Image credit: Corey Butler – Tangled Web (Flickr), CC BY 2.0; FIA Formula E