Ryan Wood  |    12 October 2017

Santiago's Formula E circuit revealed during street demo by Eliseo Salazar


Formula E has unveiled the circuit layout for the Chilean round of the championship, with the South American country making its debut on the calendar this season, with a February date set.

Former Formula 1 driver Eliseo Salazar drove a SPARK SRT_01E through the streets of the capital, Santiago, to promote the race which will take place on the streets surrounding Forestal Park.

“It’s an honour to join President Bachelet for the first appearance of Formula E on the streets of Santiago," said Longo. "South America is steeped in motorsport history and tradition - and Formula E will make its own history in Chile for many years to come, starting this coming season,” he added.

The 1.53 mile circuit begins with the start/finish straight located on the Avenue Santa Maria before crossing the river Mapocho. Once across, they'll navigate their way around Plazza Baquedano.

Chile's minister for energy, Andres Rebolledo, said of the event: "This race will allow the benefits of electric vehicles to be known by the Chilean people.

"Our projection says that if we generate the necessary regulatory, logistics and market conditions, in the year 2050, 40 per cent of the vehicles in Chile will be electric."

Alberto Longo, co-founder and deputy CEO of Formula E, added: "It’s an honour to join President Bachelet for the first appearance of Formula E on the streets of Santiago.

"South America is steeped in motorsport history and tradition - and Formula E will make its own history in Chile for many years to come, starting this coming season."


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