When Formula E, the first championship solely with electric vehicles, announced their 10-round street circuit calendar early December, Rio de Janeiro was back on the list. With hosting an event in this major Brazilian city and having former F1-driver Lucas di Grassi as a series’ test pilot, the new championship gained major attention in the country. Globoesporte published a lay-out for a possible street track, which is located in the South-East of the city.

The lay-out, proposed by Di Grassi, covers a four lane wide motorway and is surrounded by parks. The total length of the track is almost three kilometres and includes fifteen corners. The straights wouldn’t be greater than 600 metres, which improves the battery life of the car.

The Formula E race in Rio de Janeiro will be held on 15 November 2014.


Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.


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