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Flag of Paris.png Circuit des Invalides
Paris Layout 2019.png
Circuit Details
Name Circuit des Invalides
Location Flag of France.png Les Invalides, Paris
Length 1.930 km (1.990 mi)
Corners 14
First Race Flag of France.png 2016 Paris ePrix
Last Race Flag of France.png 2019 Paris E-Prix
Only Race unknown
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:02.323 1:00.535 1
Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi

 

The Circuit des Invalides is a temporary street circuit established in the grounds of the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, France, that serves as the host of the annual Paris E-Prix.[1] The Invalides circuit has hosted the ABB FIA Formula E Championship since the series' maiden visit to the French capital, after the city joined the calendar ahead of the 2015/16 season.[1]

Formula E History

Les Invalides quickly emerged as the host of the Paris ePrix during the 2015/16 season, fulfilling the FIA's hopes to centre the race closer to Paris' most iconic monument, the Eifel Tower.[1] The grounds around the city's military museum, which include the tomb of Napoleon, provided ample room for the Formula E series, with a circuit based around the palace itself, with only minor disruption to the city as a result.[1] In terms of the race, Les Invalides would see Lucas di Grassi snatch a win for the German ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, beating home favourites Renault e.Dams.[2]

Les Invalides would return in 2016/17, hosting the 2017 Paris ePrix with funding from Qatar Airways.[3] This time, it would be e.Dams' lead driver Sébastien Buemi who claimed victory, although Parisian born Jean-Éric Vergne would challenge throughout.[3]

Circuit History

Circuit Layout

A clockwise running circuit was constructed right around the former Palace, with the pitlane entry and exit both centred on the 180° turn 12, ahead of the start/finish straight.[4] The circuit itself started with a 90° right hander, before an extended chicane was formed from turns two, three, four and five.[4] Turn six was simply a kink into a hairpin turn seven, which opened out onto another of the palace's boulevards.[4]

A long blast down the second boulevard was to be followed by a stamp on the brakes for the 90° turn eight.[4] The turn nine kink carried the cars to another 90° corner, before the pit entry/exit formed from turns eleven, twelve and thirteen, which arced around a small plaza.[4] Another kink then led the cars into a right hand bend, before opening out onto the start/finish straight to complete the tour.[4]

Records

A full list of records for the Circuit des Invalides are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Circuit des Invalides:

Circuit des Invalides Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2015/16 Flag of France.png 2016 Visa Paris ePrix 23 April 2016[1] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Report
2016/17 Flag of France.png 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix 20 May 2017[5] Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Report
2017/18 Flag of France.png 2018 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix[6] 28 April 2018[7] Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne[8] Report
2018/19 Flag of France.png 2019 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix 27 April 2019[9] Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns[10] Report
2019/20 Flag of France.png 2020 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix 18 April 2020[11] Cancelled[12]
2019/20 Flag of France.png 2021 FIA Formula E Paris E-Prix 24 April 2021[13] Cancelled[14]

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Circuit des Invalides are outlined below:

Circuit des Invalides Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner Report
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of France.png 2016 Visa Paris ePrix Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 1:01.616 Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld 1:02.323 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 52:40.324 Report
Flag of France.png 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 1:02.319 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 1:02.422 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 59:41.125 Report
Flag of France.png 2018 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 1:01.144 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 1:02.367 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 54:49.102 Report
Flag of France.png 2019 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland 1:00.535 Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns 1:02.922 Dutch Flag.png Robin Frijns 47:50.510 Report

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Paris to welcome Formula E in 2016', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/07/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/july/paris-to-welcome-formula-e-in-2016.aspx, (Accessed 12/07/2015)
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  3. 3.0 3.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Par16R
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named FIA
  5. 'Qatar Airways becomes Official Airline Partner', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/05/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/may/qatar-airways-becomes-official-airline-partner/, (Accessed 04/05/2017)
  6. 'Qatar Airways becomes title sponsor of Formula E races', gulf-times.com, (Gulf Times, 23/01/2018), http://www.gulf-times.com/story/579131/Qatar-Airways-becomes-title-sponsor-of-Formula-E-r, (Accessed 23/01/2018)
  7. 'More compact Season 4 calendar revealed', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/june/more-compact-season-4-calendar-revealed/, (Accessed 19/06/2017)
  8. 'Fairytale ending for home race hero Vergne in Paris', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/04/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/april/fairytale-ending-for-home-race-hero-vergne-in-paris/, (Accessed 29/04/2018)
  9. 'ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5', info.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/06/2018), http://info.fiaformulae.com/season-5-calendar/, (Accessed 07/06/2018)
  10. 'Frijns emerges victorious in frantic French E-Prix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 27/04/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/april/race-report-paris-2019, (Accessed 27/04/2019)
  11. '2019/20 calendar revealed: London and Seoul star in sixth Formula E campaign', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/2019-20-season-calendar-revealed, (Accessed 14/06/2019)
  12. Matt Kew, 'Formula E's New York and London rounds cancelled', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 01/05/2020), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/formula-e-news-new-york-london-races-cancelled/4787296/, (Accessed 01/05/2020)
  13. 'FIA publishes provisional 2020/21 Formula E calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/june/2021-race-calendar, (Accessed 19/06/2020)
  14. 'Second set of 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races announced', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/01/2021), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2021/january/calendar-update-2020-21, (Accessed 28/01/2021)
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