Taking place on Saturday, 14 March 2015, the Formula E Miami ePrix is set along the coast of Biscayne Bay incorporating the backdrop of the city skyline. At 2.17km and featuring eight corners, the temporary street circuit has been produced by leading track design company Ayesa. The track boasts a number of long straights and 90-degree corners, with a unique pitline mid-way round the lap at turn six. In addition the track is located in the heart of Downtown Miami, making its way underneath the MacArthur Causeway and around the AmericanAirlines Arena, the home of NBA basketball team Miami Heat.
The FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series – has 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.
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.
“Racers will be back in Miami – this event will help to make Miami more of a sports city. In addition, we will show the younger generations that you may have of motor racing without noise or pollution. “
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.”
Agag added: “Miami was chosen because it shares the values that are the basis of our championship. It’s a city that looks to the future, experimenting with new technologies and is geared to sustainable development as well as a place where you want to have fun.”
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.”