America dictates a sentence. The champion of the ‘Season Three’ of the Formula E is decided in ePrix double New York and Montreal. Therefore, the first visit of the competition power of the FIA to the Big Apple charge an increased importance and more when one of the candidates for the title, not defend his position of privilege on the track. With Sébastien Buemi compete in the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, the brazilian Lucas di Grassi has everything in his hand to cut points, the swiss in the circuit of Brooklyn. Beyond the title fight, many riders arrive with the hunger to win in front of the Statue of Liberty.
The first event on the FIA championship in any of the five boroughs of the city of New York will take place in a small circuit of 1.947 feet and ten curves settled in Brooklyn, which allows to see the background of the skyline of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Beyond the unique setting, this is a track almost symmetric with two small straights separated by a hairpin. In the rest of the track is alternating chicanes, the angles of 90 degrees and the forks. Thanks to this, the riders were faced with a quick circuit and that provides multiple points of braking that allow you to move forward.
The coincidence of the 6 Hours of Nürburgring and the ePrix of New York threatened to leave a grill blurred. However, several have been pilots who have not wanted to miss the opportunity to compete in the Big Apple and at the end there will be only two absences in grill, both of which are official drivers from Toyota’s Gazoo Racing in the WEC. In this way, the dance of pilots is minimal, as Alex Lynn will occupy the site of José María ‘Pechito’ López in DS Virgin. For his part, Pierre Gasly will replace Sebastien Buemi in the Renault team and.Dams in what will be his debut in the contest.
it Is evident that the absence of Sébastien Buemi marks the end of the week. However, the swiss rider is the leader of the competition after accumulating six wins. With 157 points, he will live from a distance the development of a weekend in the Lucas di Grassi you can overtake him. However, the pilot of Audi ABT Schaeffler has a disadvantage of 32 points when there are 58 in play throughout the weekend, something that on the other part, means that whatever happens in Brooklyn, the champion won’t be known until the final round in Montreal.
Among those who will be in New York and leaving to a side the fight for the title, there are several pretenders to the victory to the margin of the own Lucas di Grassi. However, Nico Prost and Pierre Gasly will try to make work of the team and preserve the leadership of Buemi to the couple who work in building leadership teams that holds Renault and.Dams. The unreleased pair of DS Virgin formed by Sam Bird and Alex Lynn also aspire to get a good result. All in all, many eyes are on Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld after the great weekend of Mahindra in Berlin.
Schedules of the ePrix of New York of the Formula And 2016-17
Saturday, July 15,
|14:00h||15:00h||Free practice 1|
|16:30h||17:00||Free practice 2|
|18:00h||18:06h||Rating – Group 1|
|18:10am||18:16h||Rating – Group 2|
|18:20h||18:26h||Rating – Group 3|
|18:30h||18:36h||Rating – Group 4|
|22:00h||22:50||Race (43 laps)*|
Sunday, 16 July
|13:00h||13:45h||Free practice 1|
|15:00h||15:06h||Rating – Group 1|
|15:10am||15:16h||Rating – Group 2|
|15:20h||15:26h||Rating – Group 3|
|15:30h||15:36h||Rating – Group 4|
|19:00h||19:50||Career (49 laps)*|
* The races will continue to be for streaming of the Formula E on youtube and the tv channel GOL.