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Flag of Santiago.png Santiago E-Prix
Santiago Layout 2020.png
E-Prix Details
Name Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix
Location Flag of Chile.png Santiago, Chile
No. Held 3
Circuit Flag of Santiago.png Parque O'Higgins Circuit
Previous Circuits Flag of Santiago.png Forestal Park Circuit
First Race Flag of Chile.png 2018 Santiago E-Prix
Last Race Flag of Chile.png 2020 Santiago E-Prix
Only Race unknown
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of Chile.png 2020 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix
Pole Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans 1:04.827
First Second Third
Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans
Fastest lap Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 1:07.535

The Santiago E-Prix is an E-Prix event, staged in the city of Santiago de Chile, better known simply as Santiago, as a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The Santiago E-Prix was only the second major motorsports event to be hosted in Santiago when it was staged on the 3 February 2018, the city having previously held a non-Championship Formula One race in 1950.[1]

Santiago would subsequently return for the 2018/19 season, although the series would move to a new circuit built around the Parque O'Higgins.[2] This circuit was subsequently modified for the 2020 Santiago E-Prix, which removed the chicanes and redesigned the final sector.[3]

City History

Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia has been credited as the founder of Santiago, officially naming the new colonial city as "Santiago del Nuevo Extremo" on the 12th February 1541.[4] A series of native uprisings and natural disasters would limit the city's initial growth, the city taking over a century to finally stabilise as the capital of the Spanish colony.[4] After another century and a half of financial growth it would be Santiago that led Chile's fight for independence from Spain, the 18th September 1810 beginning an eight year fight against the European power.[4]

Ultimately, Chile would gain independence, with Santiago becoming the new Republic's capital city. Rapid population growth would follow, hitting quintupling in size in a little over forty years, although it was in the twentieth century that Santiago's population truly exploded.[4] Constant expansion and redevelopment allowed a near continual growth of Santiago, which continued unabated in spite of the Military Dictatorship imposed between 1973 and 1990.[4]

The 2000s would see Santiago move through the 3,000,000 pop. barrier, presenting a new problem with pollution.[4] Restrictions on vehicles and a rebuilt railway aided the situation, although travel restrictions are still required to keep the city within tolerable pollution levels.[4] The city has also been rocked by devastating earthquakes, while the Mapocho River remains one of the more polluted bodies of water in the world.[4]

Formula E History

Santiago's inclusion in the Formula E Championship had first been proposed ahead of the 2014/15 season, although the city never appeared on an official calendar.[1] However, it was not until the release of the 2017/18 calendar that Santiago finally appear, taking a slot in early February.[5]

Circuit History

The area around the Forestal Park, on the banks of the Mapocho River, was chosen as the venue for the first Santiago ePrix, with the circuit actually crossing the river twice after a blast down the Avenue Santa Maria.[1] Mining company Antofagasta Minerals was revealed as the title sponsor for Formula E's visit, while former Chilean Formula One racer Eliseo Salazar demonstrated the Spark-Renault SRT_01E at the event's launch in October 2017.[1]

Forestal Park Circuit

The Forestal Park Circuit, measuring 2.462 km (1.529 mi) in length.

The Forestal Park Circuit measured 2.462 km (1.529 mi) in length and crossed the Mapocho River twice using the Pio Nono bridge.[1] The circuit also passed the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, and would see Techeetah teammates Jean-Éric Vergne and André Lotterer exchange several blows as they duelled for victory.[6]

Parque O'Higgins Circuit

The Santiago E-Prix subsequently moved to the Parque O'Higgins for the 2019 Santiago E-Prix, which offered more space without disrupting major roads across the Mapocho River.[2]

Season VI: Chicanes Begone

The Parque O'Higgins Circuit received some major updates ahead of the 2020 Santiago E-Prix, with the new-for-2019/20 Formula E Track Advisory Committee suggesting edits to the circuit.[7] Their suggestions would lead to a re-profiling of turns one and two, the removal of the turn eight chicane, and the reversal of the hairpins in the final sector.[8] These changes also resulted in the pitlane being moved to the inside of the circuit, and re-positioning of several fan areas.[8]


A full list of records for the Santiago E-Prix are outlined below, including a list of race winners.


Below is a list of all of the winners of E-Prix held in Santiago E-Prix:

Santiago E-Prix E-Prix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2017/18 Flag of Chile.png 2018 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix Forestal Park Circuit 3 February 2018[1] Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne[9] Report
2018/19 Flag of Chile.png 2019 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix Parque O'Higgins Circuit 26 January 2019[2] Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird[10] Report
2019/20 Flag of Chile.png 2020 Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix Parque O'Higgins Circuit 18 January 2020[3] Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther[11] Report


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 'Formula E set for Santiago's streets',, (FIA Formula E, 12/10/2017),, (Accessed 12/10/2017)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Santiago set to return in Season 5',, (FIA Formula E, 09/10/2018),, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 '2019/20 calendar revealed: London and Seoul star in sixth Formula E campaign',, (FIA Formula E, 14/06/2019),, (Accessed 14/06/2019)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 'Santiago',, (WikiMedia, 22/10/2017),, (Accessed 27/10/2017)
  5. 'More compact Season 4 calendar revealed',, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2017),, (Accessed 19/06/2017)
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named San17R
  7. Sam Smith, 'FORMULA E: Formula E Track Advisory Committee Formed',, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 18/10/2019),, (Accessed 30/01/2020)
  8. 8.0 8.1 'Santiago',, (Racing Circuits, 2019),, (Accessed 25/11/2019)
  9. 'Vergne steals the show in epic Santiago E-Prix',, (FIA Formula E, 03/02/2018),, (Accessed 03/02/2018)
  10. 'Bird storms to victory in sweltering Santiago showdown',, (FIA Formula E, 26/01/2019),, (Accessed 27/01/2019)
  11. 'Guenther seals the win in final lap dash in Santiago scorcher',, (FIA Formula E, 18/01/2020),, (Accessed 18/01/2020)
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