Race Details

Round 6: Paris

Paris ePrix

The sixth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship takes place in Paris, in the City of Light.

The track is named the Circuit des Invalides, after the historic Les Invalides complex that the race takes place around.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3):

“It’s fun that it’s a back-to-back race - it’s the first time we’ve done that in Formula E. I like Paris, last year was our first time there. This year should be good and I’m aiming for another Super Pole.”

Pre-Race Preview

Oliver Turvey:

“I’m confident that we can go there and fight for pole position. It’s not easy in this Championship as it’s very competitive, so it’s important to get a clean lap to give us the best chance in the race. It would be great to get our first podium in Paris!”

Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3) – finished 7th:

“The race was pretty crazy! At the start I had to defend quite a lot and lost some positions. It was one of those races over the first few laps and there wasn’t much I could do. ”

“Nearly halfway through the race we had the full course yellow and I decided to make a call and come into the pits and it helped us. We recovered a little, gained a few positions and ended up 7th, which is better than we expected, and scored a few points. Overall, after a poor qualifying session, I think we managed to recover quite well. It’s good for the team to move up in the championship and we will keep working hard. We have a double-header coming up in Berlin and we are aiming for Super Pole in qualifying and to improve the race results.”

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88) – finished 12th:

“Paris is one of the more difficult tracks on the calendar; it's more technical and very bumpy. I've enjoyed it as it's a fun track to drive and I was happy with qualifying and getting to Super Pole again.”

“It's a real shame that we had to take a penalty and not be able to maximise our qualifying performance. We did everything we could in the race but it didn't work out. I think we proved we have the pace but we just need a smooth weekend. The start of the race was tricky, I seemed to end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. With a compromised strategy I think we lost the potential for points today as I think a top seven would have been possible. We will learn from this weekend and focus our attentions on Berlin.”

Post-Race Review

Gerry Hughes, Acting Team Principal, NextEV Formula E Team

“Clearly today has been a difficult one for the team. We had hoped to improve on our season best result of fourth last week in Monaco but, after a difficult qualifying session for Nelson and a 14th place grid position for Oliver after he had to take the penalty for the powertrain component change, it was always going to be an uphill battle in the race on a track that is difficult to overtake on.”

“Nelson’s strategy in the race saw him able to move to within reach of the points and then capitalise when there were incidents ahead of him. It was more disappointing for Oliver, who we opted to pit later, but he was still able to move up the order, keep pace and get to within touching distance of a top ten finish. To extract the positives, we have moved up a place in the Manufacturers’ Championship and have salvaged the day by collecting six points. We are clearly not overjoyed with the result but we will focus on Berlin and our aim is to get both drivers fighting at the top in both qualifying and the race.”