It’s hard to believe that it was nearly a year ago when Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne crashed out of the Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix in front of a home crowd but, in just 30 days , it’s time to do it all again as we go green in Paris for the third edition of the Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix on 27 and 28 April.
Ahead of the race, the organizers presented the latest update in Le Romantica Caffe, located just a few meters from the Circuit of the Invalides. This year’s race will be taking place the last weekend of the Easter holidays, in order to reduce the flow and traffic in the streets of the capital.
Laying on shuttles, neighbourhood meetings and distributing 15000 notices to the residents – the organisers of the race are taking all the actions to reduce the impact on local residents and drivers. In terms of getting the circuit up and running, even if the walls are laid from 16 April, the construction work will take no longer than six days.
In terms of access, a third gateway has also been integrated to improve access to the Allianz E-Village, which opens at 12:00 on Friday 27 April. From the Kids Zone and Allianz Explorer Zone, to Formula E’s manufacturers and partners’ stands and the Gaming Arena, “everything will be done to make this day even more special”, said Pierre Gosselin and Éric Barbaroux, Directors of Electric Formula and members of the organization of the Parisian race.
Of course, Jean-Éric Vergne, who currently leads the championship with 109 points, is delighted to be back on his home turf and eager to prove himself to the French crowd after crashing out of the race last year. Will he manage to remain on the podium? Join us to find out.
“Everyone from Parisians to the French people and authorities are pushing us to be the best we can. It’s great to see this demand and to see the improvement year after year. Paris is one of the main races of the calendar, the most beautiful and one of the most popular in Europe. I can’t wait the action to get started!” said Martin Manecy, director of the Formula E race.