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2014 Punta Del Este ePrix preview

The preview of the 3rd round of the FIA Formula E Championship



Formula E is the FIA’s new single-seater championship and the world's first fully-electric racing series. The third race – or ePrix - takes place on Saturday, December 13 2014, in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on a temporary street circuit along the seafront.

The inaugural season runs from September 2014 to June 2015, competing in some of the world's leading cities including London, Buenos Aires and Miami. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans.



Punta del Este ePrix

Length:            2.8km

Turns:              20

Laps:                31 lap race



Car – Spark-Renault SRT_01E

All drivers use an identical fully-electric single-seater designed and built by Spark Racing technology together with a consortium of the leading manufacturers including McLaren, Williams, Renault, Michelin and Dallara.


The Punta del Este ePrix will begin with two practice sessions, 45 minutes followed by 30 minutes. Drivers will have up to two cars available to them giving them the option to change cars should they wish. Full power (200kw / 270bhp) will be available throughout.


The qualifying session is a straight fight for the fastest laptime and determines the order for the day's race. The session will last 55 minutes (40 minutes track) and see drivers divided into four groups of five cars, with each group having 10 minutes to set their best time. Full power (200kw / 270bhp) will be available throughout with drivers only able to use one car. The driver setting the fastest time will be awarded three points.


Races will begin by standing start and last for approximately one hour with drivers making one mandatory pit stop in order to change cars. Power will be restricted to 'race mode' (150kw / 202.5bhp) but for those drivers with FanBoost, the power output can be temporarily increased to 180kw / 243bhp for 5 secs per car. Points will be awarded using the standard FIA system with the driver setting the fastest lap also receiving two additional points.


Fans can give their favourite driver an extra speed boost by voting for them prior to the race. The three drivers with the most votes will each receive a 5-second ‘power boost’ per car per driver, temporarily increasing their car’s power from 150kw to 180kw. Just click here to cast your vote. You can change your mind as many times as you want until voting closes a short time before the start of the race.


Drives will score points using the standard FIA system of: 1st = 25pts, 2nd = 18pts, 3 = 15pts, 4th = 12pts, 5th = 10pts, 6th = 8pts, 7th = 6pts, 8th = 4pts, 9th = 2pts and 10th = 1pt. Three points will be awarded to the driver securing pole position, whilst the driver setting the fastest lap receives two points.



[All sessions take place in one day]

8:15 – 9:00                    Free practice 1

10:30 – 11:00                Free practice 1

12:00 – 12:10                Qualifying group 1

12:15 – 12:25                Qualifying group 2

12:30 – 12:40                Qualifying group 3

12:45 – 12:55                Qualifying group 4

16:00                               Race (31 laps)


Media Accreditation:

Liga de Fomento

Rambla Williman Parada 1, Mansa.

Punta del Este (20100), Uruguay


Opening hours:

Thursday 11 December               08:00 – 18:00

Friday 12 December                     08:00 – 18:00

Saturday 13 December                07:00 – 10:00

Saturday 14 December                08:00 – 12:00


Media Centre:

Located in the paddock. All media with pre-approved trackside, pitlane and/or grid access must collect a tabard from the reception desk beforehand. Free wifi available upon request. Interview area located outside the media centre.

Opening hours:

Thrusday 11 December    closed

Friday 12 December                    10:00 – 18:30/late

Saturday 13 December                07:00 – 21:00/late

Sunday (test) December              08:00 – Until late



Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found here.