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Flag of Montreal.png Montreal ePrix
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E-Prix Details
Name Hydro-Québec Montréal ePrix
Location Flag of Canada.png Rue Viger E., Montreal, Canada
No. Held 2
Circuit Flag of Montreal.png Montréal Street Circuit
Previous Circuits {{{previouscircuits}}}
First Race Flag of Canada.png 2017 Montreal ePrix I
Last Race Flag of Canada.png 2017 Montreal ePrix II
Only Race unknown
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of Canada.png 2017 Hydro-Québec Montréal ePrix
Pole Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 1:22.344
First Second Third
Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist Flag of Argentina.png José María López
Fastest lap Flag of France.png Nicolas Prost 1:23.444

The Montreal ePrix, alternately known in French as Montréal ePrix, was a biannual motorsport event, staged in the city of Montreal, Canada, as part of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Held twice on the Montréal Street Circuit to conclude the 2016/17 Championship, the Montreal ePrix would see Lucas di Grassi secure his maiden FE Championship, as well as Jean-Éric Vergne pickup his first victory.[2]

Montreal was also set to host the season finale for the 2017/18 Championship in July 2018, although a change in government saw the event cancelled partway through the season.[3]

City History

Occupation on the island of Montreal can be traced back as early as 2000 B.C., although it was not until French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived on the island that European interest piqued.[4] 75 years later and a French fur trading post was set up, beginning a slow rise in European settlement over the following years.[4] By 1641 a full colonisation project had begun, with the colony of Montreal established on the 17th of May 1642.[4]

Montreal eventually evolved into a city in the nineteenth century, being incorporated in 1832 after which it became capital of the Province of Canada.[4] After a mob attack on the parliament in Montreal in 1849, the city lost its status as capital to Ottawa, after years of competition with Toronto, Kingston and Quebec City for the honour.[4] Montreal would go on from then to have minor involvement in the developments of the twentieth century, although the city itself saw major renovations ahead of the 1976 Summer Olympics, while also getting to host the Canadian Grand Prix from 1978.[4]

Formula E History

Montreal was proposed as a host city in time to make it to the provisional calendar for the 2016/17 season, where it was scheduled to be the penultimate round of the season.[5] The city was to host two races on the 15 - 16 July 2017, although the official calendar then moved the double header in Canada to the 29 - 30 July 2017.[6] Montreal would therefore host the season finale for the 2016/17 season, and become the fifth North American city to host an ePrix.[6]

However, after the city's debut as a Formula E host, complaints by the local populous regarding the cost of the event would come to the fore.[3] A subsequent election saw new Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante ultimately cancel the event, citing the fact that a major sponsor had failed to pay its share of the bill.[3] An alternative venue in Montreal, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was thought to have been explored, but redevelopment work at the circuit meant it would be impossible for FE to race their in July 2018.[3]

Circuit History

After being revealed as a host city, speculation was rife on the venue for the Montreal ePrix, with the well established Circuit Gilles Villeneuve located on an artificial island within the city. Ultimately, the Formula One circuit was deemed too long for the series, meaning another location in the city was chosen, centred around Maison Radio-Canada on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.[7] The Montréal Street Circuit was hence formed as its own entity, featuring fourteen corners and measuring 2.745 km (1.706 mi) in length.[7]

Records

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

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of the Montreal ePrix:

Montreal ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2016/17 Flag of Canada.png 2017 Hydro-Québec Montréal ePrix Montréal Street Circuit 29 July 2017[6] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi[8] Report
2016/17 Flag of Canada.png 2017 Hydro-Québec Montréal ePrix Montréal Street Circuit 30 July 2017[6] Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne[2] Report
2017/18 Flag of Canada.png 2018 FIA Formula E Montréal E-Prix Montréal Street Circuit 28 July 2018[9] Cancelled[3]
2017/18 Flag of Canada.png 2018 FIA Formula E Montréal E-Prix Montréal Street Circuit 29 July 2018[9] Cancelled[3]

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 'CALENDAR: MONTREAL CANADA', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2016), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar, (Accessed 25/10/2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Vergne victorious, Di Grassi wins title', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 30/07/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/july/vergne-victorious-di-grassi-wins-title/, (Accessed 30/07/2017)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 John Dagys, 'Montreal Mayor Cancels E-Prix', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 18/12/2017), http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/montreal-mayor-cancels-e-prix/, (Accessed 19/12/2017)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 'Montreal', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 21/10/2016), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal, (Accessed 25/10/2016)
  5. 'From Hong Kong to New York: FIVE NEW CITIES FOR THIRD FORMULA E SEASON', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/07/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/july/from-hong-kong-to-new-york/, (Accessed 02/07/2016)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 'FIA RELEASES REVISED SEASON THREE CALENDAR: DATE SWAP FOR NEW YORK CITY AND MONTREAL', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/09/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/september/fia-releases-revised-season-three-formula-e-calendar/, (Accessed 28/09/2016)
  7. 7.0 7.1 'Location revealed for Montreal ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/10/2016), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/october/location-revealed-for-montreal-eprix/, (Accessed 25/10/2016)
  8. 'Di Grassi wins, Buemi disqualified', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 29/07/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/july/di-grassi-wins-buemi-disqualified/, (Accessed 30/07/2017)
  9. 9.0 9.1 '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)
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