19:06 – Formula E organisers have revealed the track layout for the inaugural Santiago ePrix, alongside a demonstration run on the streets of Chile’s capital.
Formula E’s demo car toured around the city on Thursday morning, making a pit-stop at La Moneda Palace and O’Higgins Park, with local hero Eliseo Salazar behind the wheel.
After this, the circuit plan, subject to FIA homologation, was unveiled in front of an audience of local authorities and key dignitaries, including Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.
Starting on Avenue Santa Maria, drivers will pass Parque Forestal, against the backdrop of Cerro San Cristobal and Santa Lucia Hill, cross the River Mapocho and race through Plaza Italia.
Coming in at 2.47km, the circuit consists of 12 turns.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Deputy CEO of Formula E, said: “It’s an honour to join President Bachelet for the first appearance of Formula E on the streets of Santiago.
“For the people of Chile, it’s the first time they’ve seen and heard the fully-electric car in their home city.
“The racing and competition this year is going to be closer than ever and we can’t wait to see the drivers battle it out around this new and challenging circuit in February.
“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.”