#FormulaE Returns: Your #MiamiEPrix Preview

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After a midseason break Formula E finally returns, this time to the beautiful city of Miami, Florida. Can Miami deliver another fantastic Formula E race?

Drivers

Yet again there are a couple of driver changes this time out. Former F1 driver Scott Speed will partner Jean-Eric Vergne for Team Andretti, whilst Dragon Racing welcome Loic Duval, a member of the 2013 Le Man winning Audi team, in place of Oriol Servia.

ABT — Lucas di Grassi/Daniel Abt

eDAMS — Nicolas Prost/Sebastien Buemi

Virgin Racing — Sam Bird/Jaime Alguersuari

Team Mahindra — Bruno Senna/Karun Chandhok

Team Andretti — Scott Speed/Jean-Eric Vergne

Team Venturi — Nick Heidfeld/Stephan Sarrazin

Almin Aguri — Antonio Felix Da Costa/Salvador Duran

Team Trulli — Jarno Trulli/Michela Cerruti

China Racing — Nelson Piquet Jr/Charles Pic

Dragon Racing — Loic Duval/Jerome D’Ambrosio

We can also expect to see updated suspension on all of the Formula E cars this weekend, following the several suspension failures that we saw in Argentina. Lucas Di Grassi lost a near certain win because of this, so it’s great to see that a change has come so quickly.

The Circuit

Compared to the street circuits in Argentina, Malaysia and Uruguay, the Miami street track is more typical of traditional street circuits, with a number of 90-degree corners and little else. The track itself also seems to be very narrow so qualifying could prove to be decisive. Fanboost could also make a difference.

miami e prix circuit

With just 8 corners, the circuits most interesting section is actually the pitlane, which sits mid-way through turn 6. It’s not the first time we’ve seen a pitlane situated away from the main straight and we’re sure that it won’t be the last.

Key Facts

Date: 14th March 2015

Circuit: Formula E Miami ePrix

Location: Biscayne Bay

Turns: 8

Length: 2.17km

Laps: 39

Race Start: 16:00 local / 20.00 UK

UK channel: 19:00 on ITV4

Unofficial Flying Lap

The Championship Battle

1. Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT): 58

2. Sam Bird (Virgin Racing): 48

3. Sebastien Buemi (e.dams Renault): 43

4. Nicolas Prost (e.dams Renault): 42

5. Nelson Piquet (China Racing): 37

6. Antonio Felix Da Costa (Almin Aguri): 29

7. Jaime Alguersuari (Virgin Racing): 26

8. Jerome D’Ambrosio (Dragon Racing): 22

9. Franck Montagny (Andretti): 22

10. Karun Chandhok (Mahindra): 18

11. Bruno Senna (Mahindra): 18

12. Oriol Servia (Dragon Racing): 16

13. Jarno Trulli (Trulli): 12

14. Charles Pic (Andretti): 12

15. Jean Eric Vergne (Andretti): 11

16. Nick Heidfeld (Venturi): 5

17. Daniel Abt (Audi Sport ABT): 4

18. Stephane Sarrazin (Venturi): 3

19. Takuma Sato (Venturi): 2

20. Ho-Pin Tung (China Racing): 0

21. Antonio Garcia (China Racing): 0

22. Michela Cerruti (Trulli): 0

23. Matthew Brabham (Andretti): 0

24. Katherine Legge (Amlin Aguri): 0

25. Salvador Duran (Amlin Aguri): 0

26. Marco Andretti (Andretti): 0

The four drivers that have stood out in terms of pace and consistency since the first round in Beijing are Lucas Di Grassi, Sam Bird and the e.Dams Renault duo of Prost and Buemi. We can expect to see another thrilling battle between these drivers, although several drivers – including Nick Heidfeld – will be seeking to finally get their season underway.

Fanboost

You can give a fanboost vote to your favourite driver by going here: http://fanboost.fiaformulae.com/

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Official Event Guide

The official event guide can be downloaded here:

http://viewer.zmags….cae#/fdab9cae/8

OFFICIAL LIVE STREAMING

http://www.fiaformulae.com/live

Be sure to join us for the race on twitter: @FormulaeDiary

And please leave your comments below.

Written by: Anil Parmar

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