Santiago E-Prix

Overview

Overview

Formula E arrives in Santiago, Chile on February 3 2018 for the first race of the Latin American leg of the season.

The Chilean capital will host an E-Prix for the very first time this year. The 2.47km circuit starts on Avenue Santa Maria and snakes through local parks and city blocks, crossing the ricer Mapocho twice in the process. Turns 2 through 5 encompass the famous Plaza Baquedano, a major landmark and part of the Chilean national identity, where locals go to celebrate sporting victories. Latin America has a long and rich history in motorsport, and we will no doubt see the same high level of fan enthusiasm here as Formula E starts a new chapter in this corner of South America. How the drivers will react to this new challenge remains to be seen.



The circuit

When: February 3 2017
Track length: 2.47 km
No. of turns: 12
Season 3 Winner: N/A
Season 3 Lap record: N/A
Track direction: Clockwise
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City guide

Perched on the sides of the mountains that surround Santiago, you will find several fantastic ski resorts. One of the best known is Valle Nevado (“snowy valley”), which is the city’s “local” mountain at just 35 miles from central Santiago.

Other resorts including La Parva and Colorado are just as close, meaning day trips to the slopes are more than just a daydream! Outside of the ski season, hiking, fishing and horseback tours are popular alternatives to appreciate all the Andes have to offer.

The Gran Torre Santiago, the tallest building in Latin America, dominates the Santiago skyline. Its observation deck, Sky Costanera, gives visitors a panoramic 360 degree view over the city.

The tower is located just a few miles from the racetrack, so be sure to check out the bird’s eye view of the circuit before you head down to the Santiago E-Prix. Take in the beautiful surroundings: the foothills to the east rise quickly into the snow-capped Andes mountains which stretch as far as the eye can see.

At 830m, Cerro San Cristobal towers above the rest of central Santiago. Just a few miles from the racetrack, this hill will form a breath taking backdrop to the action at the Santiago E-Prix.

The intrepid can climb to the top on foot, and the less energetic can take the Funicular of Santiago (pictured) from the zoo near the base. You will be greeted at the summit by a 22m statue of the Virgin Mary and an unparalleled view of the city below.

Chile is the world’s fourth largest wine producer, so it will come as no surprise that there is no shortage of vineyards and wineries in the Santiago area.

Local tour guides will take you through the rich history of the countries wine, which has seen rapid change in recent decades as its quality has become internationally recognized. Just make sure you stay for the tasting session after the tour!

 

The Championship races

Hong Kong
Round 1-2
Marrakesh
Round 3
Santiago
Round 4
Mexico City
Round 5
Punta del Este
Round 6
Rome
Round 7
Paris
Round 8
Berlin
Round 9
Zurich
Round 10
New York City
Round 10-11
Montreal
Round 13-14

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