The presentation of the first Parisian e-Prix happened during a press conference in Paris Hotel de Ville.
Parisian e-Prix will take place on Saturday April 23rd. It will be the seventh round of the season and the first one in Europe.
The track will be around the Hotel des Invalides and the Army Museum. The track has 14 turns, is 1.93km long but the curiosity comes from the pit lane, or double pit lane on the esplanade des Invalides.
President of FIA, Jean Todt, says:
“The FIA is particularly pleased that there will be a Formula E race run through the streets of the center of Paris, the city that has been our home for over a century.
“I am sure that the spectacle offered by Formula E on a track laid out against the amazing backdrop of Les Invalides, will make this event truly unique among motorsport events.”
After hosting COP 21 on last December, Paris wants to put more implication into ecology and clean transports. Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, and the seventh district– where Invalides is- mayor Rachida Dati congratulate the collaboration between the city and Formula E.
Minister of city and secretary of sports, Patrick Kanner, states Formula E is not a concurrence to a possible come back of Formula One in France.
Formula E CEO, Alejandro Agag, says:
“As a series we are fortunate enough to race in some incredible locations but none more spectacular than the backdrop in the city of Paris.”
Anne Hidalgo announces 15000 places will be available, 5000 of them of free.