Formula E returns to the city of love this year, with the track’s awe-inspiring view of the Eiffel tower providing a perfect backdrop to the race.
As the second half of the season gets underway, Paris will be an important event for all the teams to work their way up the standings. The series will race on the Circuit Des Invalides once again, circling the military museum and Napoleon’s tomb in central Paris. Every track in Formula E has unique challenges, and Paris is no different.
With an inconsistent road surface and a very narrow track, Paris is rivalled only in the race calendar by Hong Kong for its technical driving difficulty. The Paris E-Prix has always been a fan favourite, and sell-out crowds are anticipated again this year, so get your ticket now!
About the circuit
The Circuit Des Invalides is a gripping one to watch, with action from the very first corner as all twenty cars decelerate from almost 200 km/h into the tight right hand turn.
Given the tightly packed grid, there will almost inevitably be collisions and intense battling for position in this first corner. The track then narrows over the next few turns due to the tight Parisian streets. Turn 9 is a sharp bend of more than 90 degrees, and the slowest in the circuit. However the road opens up as the long straight to Turn 10 presents itself, and we will see the Formula E racers under maximum acceleration here for sure.
The track surface will provide the drivers with a challenge, with overlapping zones of different tarmac throughout the length of the circuit providing some rough transitions. This combined with its narrow lanes, sharp turns and short length mean that the Circuit Des Invalides is up there with Hong Kong contending for the most technical track of the calendar.
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