Race Details

Round 5: Monaco

Monaco ePrix

The fifth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship takes place in the world-famous Principality of Monaco. The Monaco ePrix returns for the second time in the Championship’s short history.

Once again cars will battling against each other around a track that uses a modified configuration of the iconic Formula E street circuit. The 2015 Monaco ePrix saw NextEV NIO’s Nelson Piquet Jr claim a podium finish.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3):

“Monaco is my home race and I have good memories from finishing on the podium there in 2015 when Formula E last visited. I’m excited to get back on the circuit – it’s a special place.”

Pre-Race Preview

Oliver Turvey:

“Monaco is a very unique track, with an amazing atmosphere around the harbour. I have always enjoyed driving there so I am confident of achieving a strong result for the team.”

Pre-Race Preview

Gérry Hughes, Team Principal

“It is clear that we have a competitive package in qualifying trim and we are now fully focused on realising our true performance potential in the forthcoming race in Monaco.”

Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3) – finished 4th:

“I was a little cautious on my qualifying lap and so I knew there was a little bit more I could have got out of the car, but making it to Super Pole again and starting on the second row wasn’t bad at all.”

“In the race, we got some good points in the bank, which is a real positive, but I don’t think we could have done any better. It was one of my toughest races – I spent the whole time looking in my mirrors. We have the qualifying pace, the car felt good the whole time, we just need to continue to work on our race performance.”

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88) – finished 13th:

“To start 16th in Monaco is always going to be difficult. It was a tough race but I moved forwards in the first few laps – in fact, in the first corner I gained two positions. ”

“We were trying to pick up as many positions in the race as we could. I felt we could have scored some points but, unfortunately, we were struggling with energy in the final few laps and it was disappointing to finish just outside of the points.”

Post-Race Review

Gerry Hughes, Acting Team Principal, NextEV Formula E Team

“Another tough day at the office for the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team. Qualifying was obviously another good session for Nelson but, unfortunately, Oliver damaged his suspension early in the first session and hence the rest of his qualifying lap was compromised.”

“ In the main Nelson’s race was uneventful, although the safety car being brought out put a twist on both his and the rest of the field’s race. Both Nelson and Oliver pitted on the same lap, Nelson re-joining the track in 4th position where he remained to the end of the race. Starting from 16th on the grid in Monaco was always going to be a tall order for Oliver. Having gained a few positions in the first stint, Oliver lost a position in the pit stops to Antonio Felix Da Costa, and re-joined the race in 12th position. Towards the end of the race Oliver was struggling with energy and as a result finished after the final lap in 13th position.”