Saturday, May 16, 2015


To avoid the embarrassing spectacle of the Formula E racers struggling to climb the hill from the exit at St. Devote, the organisers of the Monaco round of the Formula E Championship, made the cars take a downward dive at the exit of the corner, which often results in spectacular crashes during F1 events, to rejoin the traditional circuit just after the exit from the tunnel....

The race still managed some surprises, with a first lap bingle at the 'new' St. Devote exit.

This forced the pace car out, but allowed eventual winner, Sebastien Buemi, to lead the race from start to finish.
Sebastien Buemi, Monaco Formula E Winner (Photo: Autosport)
Watch highlights:

That is, allowing for the mandatory car change halfway through the race, because the battery powered racers can't run the full distance on one charge!

Somehow I don't see this Formula engaging fans like Formula One does. The Monaco Formula E promoters obviously recognise this too, as spectator entry was free!

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