segunda-feira, 17 de novembro de 2014

Putrajaya Circuit

Circuit Guide

The Putrajaya Formula E race, or ePrix, takes place on November 22 and forms the second of 10 races for the inaugural 2014/2015 season. At 2.5km and featuring 12 turns, the street circuit is located just south of the Perdana Putra housing the Prime Minister's Office using much of the main high street and passing several of the city's most recognisable skyscrapers. Drivers will tackle a mixture of straights, slow to medium speed corners, a hairpin plus a tight first-corner chicane that will see them decelerating from 200kph (sixth gear) into a breaking g-force of 1.9.

It has been designed by British architect Simon Gibbons who boasts nine years' experience as a circuit planner for Formula One and more recently played a significant role in the rowing and canoeing venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The circuit has the full backing of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak and has been put together by the FIA, Formula E and local promoter Formula E Malaysia (FEM).
Driver's guide

Daniel Abt, Audi Sport ABT Formula E Team:

"Malaysia is a very special country for racing. The track layout looks very interesting and has a lot of different corners. You have a chicane at Turn 1 after the main straight which gives a good first opportunity for overtaking and slipstream battles. Then you have a mix of slow and medium speed corners which is good for keeping the field very tight and will ensure close racing. I think the next very good overtaking spot will be T6 which is in front of the Fan Zone and should give the spectators a great view of the action. T9 meanwhile reminds me of the very tight hairpin at Macau. All in all the layout looks really promising and will for sure provide great racing."

Fonte: F-E

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