The Miami eprix promoters have today revealed the circuit location and layout for the Miami ePrix, taking place on March 14, 2015.
The eight turn, 2.17km circuit is located in Downtown Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay around the streets of the AmericanAirlines Arena, home to the Miami Heat NBA basketball team. Produced by leading track design company Ayesa, it is the setting for the fifth race in the inaugural Formula E season and the first of two events in the US.
From the pictures given it also seems that the pit lane will not be across the start finish straight but on the outside of turns seven and eight. This could produce an interesting dilemma in the race as drivers will have to remember that the pit lane is not on the home straight like at every other racing event.
Mayor of Miami, Tomas Regalado, said: “I’m pleased to be welcoming Formula E to Miami, the location of the first electric single-seater race in America. We are proud to be among the elite group of international cities hosting the FIA Formula E Championship.”
Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez said: “The FIA Miami ePrix is precisely the type of international event that will showcase Miami-Dade as a world-class destination.”
All Formula E events take place in one-day in order to minimise disruption to the city. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, speaking at a press conference held at the Pérez Art Museum of Miami, said: “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.”
The race will be organised in collaboration with experienced event company Andretti Sports Marketing. Chief Executive Officer Michael Andretti said: “I’m excited that we are serving as the event organiser for the 2015 Miami Formula E race. We at Andretti Sports Marketing are committed to making this event a world class experience and we anticipate a long and great relationship with Formula E.”