The track layout to be used for the inaugural Santiago ePrix has been unveiled by Formula E organisers.
The all-electric championship staged a demonstration run on the streets of the Chilean capital city, with former Grand Prix driver Eliseo Salazar behind the wheel of the series’ demo car.
After Salazar’s demonstration run, the proposed track layout was unveiled in front of an audience of local dignitaries who included the country’s president Michelle Bachelet.
The 12-turn, 2.47-kilometre circuit will run clockwise, with its start/finish straight located on Avenue Santa Maria. Turn 1 sees the drivers turn right to cross the River Mapocho before they navigate around the Plaza Baquedano. The layout also takes in the Gabriela Mistral culture centre, the Parque Forestal gardens and the city’s museum of contemporary art.
The inaugural Santiago ePrix will take place on February 3, kickstarting a sequence of three Latin and South American events that will also include Mexico City (3 March) and São Paulo (17 March).
Images via FIA Formula E Championship and The Vegas Times
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