Punta Del Este
The Punta Del Este E-Prix features a unique track, which follows the picturesque Playa Brava beach in sunny south-east Uruguay.
Punta Del Este is replacing the Sao Paolo E-Prix in the Season 4 calendar. The FIA Formula E Championship is returning to Punta Del Este for a third time this season, and previous years have not disappointed. This is the first time that Panasonic Jaguar Racing will be racing on the Uruguayan track, but there is solid experience in the team as Nelson Piquet came second here in the inaugural season of Formula E.
The resort is famous throughout South America for its beautiful beach. The track is so near it that drivers have mentioned sand has even been seen in the pits!
About the circuit
The Punta Del Este street circuit runs along the city’s harbor, closely following the shoreline before doubling back on itself.
The track is based on one previously used for Argentinian touring car events. It features a lot of tight chicanes, and is not an easy one to overtake on. This means that qualifying will be even more important than normal, as it will be very difficult to fight to the front of the pack from a start at the rear.
The surface of the track is also a challenge. The beachside location means that sand on the track may well affect the grip of the Formula E race cars, a performance characteristic that will be in high demand on the sharp turns at Punta Del Este.
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