Race Details

Rounds 11 & 12: Montréal

Montréal ePrix

The final two rounds of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship take place along the banks of St. Lawrence River in the cosmopolitan city of Montreal.

The 2.75km (1.71mile), 14 turn circuit will wind its way along Rue Viger E and past Maison Radio-Canada.

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Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3):

“Canada is a country that embraces motorsport and I was honoured to visit Montreal last year to help unveil the track layout.”

“WI’ve visited Montreal several times and it’s a fantastic city. It’s going to be a lot of fun racing around the Downtown streets next weekend. It’s a fantastic venue for our season finale and I am hopeful that we are able to end the season with a positive result.”

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Oliver Turvey:

“I’m really looking forward to going to Montreal, I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, and Montreal in particular. It’s a fantastic place to host the finale of Season 4. ”

“The track layout looks interesting, a lot of longer straights and challenging corners, and a more flowing track that NYC.”

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Gérry Hughes, Team Principal

“We now approach the final two races of season three; a double header in Montreal. It has been a mixed season for the NextEV NIO team to date, with highs including securing seven super poles in a row, as well as some challenging races in the second half of the season.”

“Montreal is another new track for all the teams and both drivers have completed sessions in the DIL simulator as part of our pre-event preparation. We are all working hard to try and end the season with a strong result for the team.”

Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3)

“Obviously we are really disappointed with how the last few races of the season have gone. We hoped to end in a more positive way and were aiming for points this weekend but unfortunately that hasn’t happened due to the problems we’ve had with the car. I was unfortunate to be held up in the first corner incident today and then suffered some thermal issues with the powertrain which meant we had to change our strategy and do a shorter first stint. ”

“I was taking some risks in the second stint and it didn’t work out. We have had some highs and lows this season; we were very happy with pole in Hong Kong and I was also pleased with the result in Monaco, but we still have a huge amount of work to do in order to fight at the top and that has to be the focus before we return to Hong Kong in December.”

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88)

“This morning in practice I thought we made a few steps forward with set-up. I felt confident going into qualifying but the track seemed to change and unfortunately I clipped the wall which cost us a lot of time and a potential top ten qualifying. Starting at the back is always hard. I had quite a good start and the pace appeared good in the opening laps but the second stint was much harder and in the end we couldn’t keep position. ”

“It was a shame to end the season like this but we have to take some positives from the year. I got my first Formula E pole position in Mexico and led a race and to finish sixth in the manufacturers’ championship was a step forward from last year, so hopefully we can build on that for next season.”

Post-Race Review

Gerry Hughes, Acting Team Principal, NextEV Formula E Team

“It’s hugely disappointing to leave the final race of the season without scoring points here in Montreal. Nelson qualified in eighth today yet had to take evasive action on the first corner and that ultimately lost him four positions. Oliver was able to make a good start, moving up three places from his starting spot. Both drivers then experienced thermal issues with the powertrain during the race and we could not fight for points. ”

“Clearly this season has not been as successful for the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team as was originally hoped. However, we have some positives to take away, particularly with our qualifying performances but our weakness has been our race performance. This is something that we will be focusing on in the off-season as we must come to the first race of Season 4 in Hong Kong with an all-round competitive package.”