The Formula E World Championship will be returning to the Principality on Saturday 8 May 2021, two years after the all-electric series raced on the Principality’s iconic streets. The Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) recently revealed the exciting new track layout for the 2021 edition.
Increases in car performance and range made throughout the Gen2 era has enabled Formula E to return to the Monaco E-Prix using a longer circuit layout. The new 19-turn, 3.32km Formula E track will see competitors race up the hill after the first turn at Sainte-Devote and complete a new section for Formula E, including famous turns around Casino Square, Mirabeau, the Grand Hotel Hairpin and Portier.
The FIA approved track will consist of different kerb placement at Sainte Devote, exactly as it was for its inception in 1929, and a change in the chicane layout at T11 on the harbour front on the exit of the tunnel.
New lights for Monaco’s famous tunnel
Another new feature of this year’s E-Prix will be LED lights which will automatically switch on as the cars make their way through the famous Monaco tunnel, for the first time in Formula E World Championship history.
According to ACM General Commissioner, Christian Tornatore, organizing three races in the space of one month (Formula-1, Grand Prix Historique and the e-Prix) will be a premiere for everyone at ACM.
The last electric race around the Principality’s legendary streets in 2019 saw Jean-Eric Vergne break ‘Electric Mr Monaco’ Sebastien Buemi’s two-time winning streak. Sébastien Buemi and Jean-Éric Vergne have both collected the winner’s trophy from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. It won’t be long until this year’s winner will be crowned, who will it be?
Round 7 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Monaco E-Prix, will take place on 8 May at 16:00 local time (15:00 BST).