The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the location and track layout for the season finale double-header in Montreal. The third season will be concluded with two races on the streets of Montreal along the banks of St. Lawrence River on July 29 & 30.
The 2.75km (1.71mile) circuit, which remains subject to FIA track homologation, consists of 14 turns and winds its way along Rue Viger E and past Maison Radio-Canada – with the 20 fully-electric Formula E cars launching from the start-line on Boulevard Rene-Levesque E.
“Formula E wants to bring fully-electric racing to the streets of the world’s leading cities and Montreal is another fantastic new addition to the calendar”, said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag during a press conference. “Montreal is a great city with a great vibe – the perfect place to conclude the third season of Formula E. I’m sure the drivers will revel in the opportunity to fight for the title against the backdrop of Montreal.”
“In Montreal, we wish to promote transportation electrification. This race, which speaks to this wish, will be conducted on an urban circuit and will be a festive family event where everyone will be able to admire the prowess of electric vehicles,” said Denis Coderre, the Mayor of Montreal who was an early fan of Formula E.
“It will give us, in 2017, at the climax of the celebrations for the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the opportunity to demonstrate that high performance can go hand-in-hand with sustainable development.”
Nelson Piquet Jr, the winner of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship and current NEXTEV NIO driver, added: “Canada is a country that embraces motorsport, and I’m so happy to be here in Montreal to help unveil the track layout. It’s a fantastic city and it’s going to be amazing racing around the streets here in July. It’s the perfect venue for our season finale.”