The third race in less than a month and the seventh of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place at the iconic circuit of the Principality of Monaco, where Nyck de Vries will have a chance to lift himself off the top.
In addition to the complexity of the track, this time a new layout was made and given the opportunities for overtaking, it will promise a highly contested race.
However, the 24 drivers from the 12 teams will face a greater challenge: managing energy on a track that, in addition to having steep slopes, will have long straights where speed will be the protagonist.
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The challenge? manage the energy in the longest version of an iconic circuit in the history of motorsport, so that the incident of last April 24 at the E-Prix in Valencia does not occur, when in the final lap more than half of the drivers ran out of power on the last lap.
History in the tunnel
As the cars inject all their electrical power, the LED lights that illuminate the track will turn on as they pass through (for the first time in history) the spectacular Monaco Tunnel.
Look to the past
1929 was the year that saw the birth of the urban circuit that currently has 3.32 km.
The race on Saturday, May 8, will be the fourth that Formula E has presented on this stage and it is expected to visit the square every two years.
On the three occasions that the electric car series has visited the Monaco street circuit, Frenchman Sébastien Buemi of Renault e.Dams has managed to win twice (2015/2016 – 2016/2017) while Jean-Éric Vergne of DS Techeetah did the same in 2018/19.
Written by | Osward Rubio