|Biscayne Bay Street Circuit|
|Name||Biscayne Bay Street Circuit|
|Location||Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, USA|
|Length||2.169 km (1.348 mi)|
|Only Race||2015 Miami ePrix|
|Nelson Piquet Jr.||Jean-Éric Vergne||Nicolas Prost|
The Biscayne Bay Street Circuit is a temporary street circuit that was established in Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, to host the Miami ePrix in 2015 as a round of the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship. Also unofficially known as the Miami Street Circuit, Biscayne Bay would only host one ePrix before being dropped from the 2015/16 season onward, having received poor reviews from the drivers.
Formula E History
The Biscayne Bay Street Circuit was designed by the design company Aysea in late 2014, after Miami was awarded a place on the inaugural 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship calendar. The circuit itself was an entirely new layout for a Miami street circuit, centred on the American Airlines Arena, after other circuits had been created further towards downtown Miami. However, after hosting just one ePrix the circuit was dropped as Miami lost its place on the 2015/16 season calendar.
A lap of Biscayne Bay opened with a long, slightly curved, straight, before the field hit the brakes for a 90° left-hand bend. A short straight followed before the field entered turn two, a 90° right, which was instantly followed by an identical 90° right. Another short straight led to another 90°, with the entire turns one through four complex in the shadows under the MacArthur Causeway.
A longer straight followed turn four along the seafront, before the field hit the brakes for turn five, a 90° left. The field then began a loop around the American Airlines Arena, following a short straight before turn six, a 90° right, with pit-in on the outside of the circuit. A short straight and yet another 90° followed, with pit-out on the outside of turn seven, before the field proceeded through a shallow chicane to reach turn eight.
Turn eight appeared in the form of a more oblique right-hand corner, and brought the field back onto the start/finish straight via a small kink.
A full list of records for the Biscayne Bay Street Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Biscayne Bay Street Circuit:
|Biscayne Bay Street Circuit Winners List|
|2014/15||2015 FIA Formula E Miami ePrix||14 March 2015||Nicolas Prost||Report|
The race-by-race records for the Biscayne Bay Street Circuit are outlined below:
|Biscayne Bay Street Circuit Race-by-Race Records|
|2015 FIA Formula E Miami ePrix||Jean-Éric Vergne||1:05.953||Nelson Piquet Jr.||1:07.969||Nicolas Prost||46:12.439|
Videos and Images:
- 'Rio returns as Formula E confirms inaugural calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 04/12/2013), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2013/december/rio-returns-as-formula-e-confirms-inaugural-calendar.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
- 'WMSC reveals dates for season two Formula E calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/07/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/july/wmsc-reveals-dates-for-season-two-formula-e-calendar.aspx, (Accessed 10/07/2015)
- 'Prost powers to first Formula E win', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/03/2015) http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/march/prost-powers-to-first-formula-e-win.aspx, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
- 'Circuit guide: Miami', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-miami.aspx, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
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