Fast Facts: Long Beach ePrix

30 March 2015

WHAT: The Long Beach ePrix, Round 6 of the all-new FIA Formula E Championship. Admission is FREE.

 

WHO: The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully electric racing series featuring single-seater, open-wheel cars. Ten two-car teams compete in the championship, with involvement from key figures such as Michael Andretti, Sir Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Their drivers include ex-Formula 1 pilots Nick Heidfeld, Bruno Senna, Sebastien Buemi and Nelson Piquet Jr.

 

WHEN: Saturday, April 4
Gates open at 7:00 am
Long Beach ePrix pre-race ceremonies begin at 3:30 pm

 

THE CIRCUIT: The streets of downtown Long Beach surrounding the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.  The start/finish line is on Shoreline Drive.  1.32 miles in length, the seven-turn temporary street course is part of the world-famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit.

 

THE CAR: Formula E is the first sport to provide a framework for sustainable mobility and electric car research and development. All 20 cars are identical, producing 200 kw max power and a top speed of 225 km/hour. At high speeds, the sound produced by the car is approximately 80 db, just 10 db more than an average street car.

 

WEBSITE: fiaformulae.com/longbeach

 

SOCIAL:  Twitter: @LongBeach_ePrix
Instagram: felongbeacheprix
Facebook: Formula E Long Beach e-Prix
#LBePrix #DrivetheFuture #FanBoost

 

ADMISSION: Grandstand general admission is FREE & no ticket is required.
Fans can also register for a chance to win VIP experiences at fiaformulae.com/longbeach.

 

Paddock access passes and hospitality packages are available for sale.

 

PARKING: Paid lots are available throughout downtown Long Beach. Please note that no event parking will be available in the Aquarium of the Pacific parking structure.

SCHEDULE:

STARTS ENDS ACTIVITY
7:00 6:00 Gates open/close
8:15 8:40 NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 1
9:25 9:50 NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 2
10:00 10:20 Formula E School Series Practice
10:35 11:00 NON-QUALIFYING PRACTICE 3
12:00 12:10 QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 1
12:15 12:25 QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 2
12:30 12:40 QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 3
12:45 12:55 QUALIFYING SESSION GROUP 4
1:50 2:30 Driver Autograph Session in E-Village
2:15 2:30 Formula E School Series RACE
3:23 3:33 Pitlane open/close
3:50 FanBoost implementation
4:00 5:00 RACE
5:00 Podium Ceremony

 

 

 

 

eVILLAGE: The eVillage will feature displays of alternative energy vehicles and a wide variety of renewable energy sources, water and energy conservation and green building materials. In addition, special interactive activities for fans, including race simulators, BMX biking demonstrations and more will be showcased in the eVillage. Free to all race attendees, the eVillage is open from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

SO WHAT IS FANBOOST:  Fans can give their favorite driver an extra speed boost by voting for them at fanboost.fiaformulae.com prior to the race.  The three drivers with the most votes will each receive one five-second ‘power boost’ per car, temporarily increasing their car’s power from 150kw (202.5bhp) to 180kw (243bhp).

 

TELEVISION: FOX Sports 1 (Live), 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

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