Beijing Olympic Park 1498

Beijing Olympic Park

Venue for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium was the impressive backdrop to the very first Formula E race for electric single-seaters.

Country
China
Location
Chaoyang, Beijing
Latest Race
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Venue for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium was the impressive backdrop to the very first Formula E race for electric single-seaters. Designer Rodrigo Nunes used the roads in the Olympic Park for a straightforward anticlockwise layout that was punctuated by four chicanes. That historic event took place on September 13 2014 and was won by Lucas di Grassi. However, the race was best remembered for the high-speed last corner accident that eliminated erstwhile leader Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld. Formula E returned for the opening round of the 2015/16 season on a slightly modified layout, the overly tight first chicane having being bypassed to improve overtaking opportunities into the new Turn 3. Sébastien Buemi triumphed for Renault e.DAMS that day at the start of his successful title-winning campaign. The championship did not return to Beijing for Season Three.

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.137 (Miles)

Description

Chicane on Tianchen West Road bypassed

Fastest Race Lap

Sebastien Buemi (Renault ZE15), 1m39.993, 76.937 mph, Formula E, 2015

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Sebastien Buemi (Renault ZE15), 1m37.297, 79.069 mph, Formula E, 2015

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.146 (Miles)

Description

Original Formula E circuit on roads surrounding the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium

Fastest Race Lap

Takuma Sato (Spark STR_01E-Renault), 1m45.101, 73.506 mph, Formula E, 2014

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nicolas Prost (Spark STR_01E-Renault), 1m42.200, 75.593 mph, Formula E, 2014

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