Monday 18 April 2016
Round seven of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship will take place on the streets of Paris in view of the Eiffel Tower as the Championship makes its debut on French soil for the Paris ePrix. Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey will be in action for the NextEV Formula E Team.
Nelson Piquet Jr: “I think it’s incredible that we will be racing in the centre of Paris by the Eiffel Tower and it’s going to be really special I’m sure. This event will do exactly what Formula E is all about; bringing exciting racing to one of the most famous cities in the world, and bringing the action to the people.”
Oliver Turvey: “The next Formula E race in Paris is one of the races I have been looking forward to the most, as it is a new circuit and venue for this season in one of the most iconic cities in the world! The two long straights into Turn 1 and Turn 8 look to be the best overtaking opportunities”
Martin Leach, President, NextEV: “It’s always a challenge visiting a track for the first time, so it will be important for Nelson and Oliver to learn the circuit quickly in the minimal practice time that we have. They will both have some knowledge of the track due to the work they will do on the simulator ahead of the race. As a team we are excited to be involved in such a momentous event with Formula E racing in the heart of Paris, and will be aiming to end the weekend with both drivers in the points.”
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