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Formula E Reveals 2016 Paris Track

Map of the provisional Paris Formula E Circuit
By:
 Neil Tipton
Added:
 Monday, January 18, 2016

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have revealed the location and circuit layout for the Paris ePrix. The event on April 23 - the first European leg of the 2015/16 season - will wind its way around a 1.29-mile / 1.93km course set against the backdrop of the architectural complex of Les Invalides, close to the banks of the River Seine.

With 14 turns winding its way past the Army Museum and the Tomb of Napoleon, the temporary street track has been designed by Electric Formula in an amazing setting at the heart of the city. Other nearby landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysee and the Place de la Concorde - home of the FIA.

The circuit, which remains subject to FIA track homologation, was unveiled in front of a gathering of assorted media, government officials, local authorities and distinguished guests at the Hotel de Ville in Paris. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag was joined on stage along with the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, Minister of the City Patrick Kanner and FIA President Jean Todt.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: "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. The ethos of Formula E is urban racing in the heart of cities around the world - Paris certainly ticks all those boxes."

Reasonably wide boulevards make up the majority of the circuit, though it will be interesting to see what the city officials do with several sections of cobblestones which currently form a section of the route.

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