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Long Beach Flag.png Long Beach ePrix
File:Long Beach ePrix Poster 2016.jpg
E-Prix Details
Name Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix
Location Flag of the United States.png Long Beach, California, USA
No. Held 2
Circuit Long Beach Flag.png Long Beach Street Circuit
Previous Circuits {{{previouscircuits}}}
First Race Flag of the United States.png 2015 Long Beach ePrix
Last Race Flag of the United States.png 2016 Long Beach ePrix
Only Race unknown
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of the United States.png 2016 Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix
Pole Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 0:57.261
First Second Third
Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Flag of France.png Stéphane Sarrazin Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt
Fastest lap Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 0:57.938

The Long Beach ePrix was an annual motorsport event staged on a modified version of the Long Beach Street Circuit in Long Beach, California, USA, as a round of the FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Staged twice in 2015 and 2016, the Long Beach ePrix was the first FIA event to be staged at Long Beach since the United States Grand Prix West had been removed from the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1984.[1]

City History

The site of Long Beach originally fell between two Spanish ranches founded in the 16th century, which remained under Spanish control until the 1860s.[2] Long Beach (which was named as such by the "Long Beach Land and Water Company" after their purchase of William E. Willmore's failed Willmore City in the 1890s) was incorporated as a city in 1897.[2] The city grew, becoming the home of the United States Grand Prix West between 1976 and 1983 , as well as numerous ChampCar and ALMS/TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races.[2]

Formula E History

Long Beach was first selected to host the new FIA Formula E Championship in 2013, and duly appeared on the first provisional calendar released in December that year.[3] The Long Beach Street Circuit was subsequently picked to host the race, with a modified version of the circuit unveiled ahead of the inaugural race, scheduled for the 4 April 2015.[3] The modified version would see the field use the start finish line and second half of the full circuit, but cut through South Pine Avenue rather than head around the legendary fountain.[1]

Long Beach Legends

The first Long Beach ePrix would be won by Nelson Piquet Jr., his first win en-route to the 2014/15 Championship, and would fall on the 35th anniversary of his father, Nelson Piquet, Sr.'s first triumph in Formula One at the very same circuit.[4] FE would return to Long Beach for the 2015/16 season, with the race obtaining a major title sponsorship deal with tech company Faraday Future.[5] This time it was Lucas di Grassi who won the battle around the shortened circuit, although it also proved to be the series' last visit to Long Beach, having obtained a deal to race in New York City from 2016/17 onward.[6]


A full list of records for the Long Beach ePrix are outlined below, including a list of race winners.


Below is a list of all of the winners of the Long Beach ePrix:

Long Beach ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2014/15 Flag of the United States.png 2015 FIA Formula E Long Beach ePrix Long Beach Street Circuit 4 April 2015[3] Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Jr.[4] Report
2015/16 Flag of the United States.png 2016 Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix[5] Long Beach Street Circuit 2 April 2016[7] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi[8] Report


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'Circuit guide: Long Beach',, (FIA Formula E, 2015),, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Long Beach',, (WikiMedia, 02/07/2015),,_California#Long_Beach_Grand_Prix, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Rio returns as Formula E confirms inaugural calendar',, (FIA Formula E, 04/12/2013),, (Accessed 09/07/2015)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Emotional Piquet emulates his father',, (FIA Formula E, 04/04/2015),, (Accessed 28/04/2015)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Faraday Future named as title sponsor for Long Beach ePrix',, (FIA Formula E, 28/03/2016),, (Accessed 31/03/2016)
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Cal16A
  7. 'WMSC reveals dates for season two Formula E calendar',, (FIA Formula E, 10/07/2015),, (Accessed 10/07/2015)
  8. 'Di Grassi's Shoreline sensation',, (FIA Formula E, 02/04/2016),, (Accessed 03/04/2016)
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