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Santiago Formula E track revealed, Salazar gets demo run

2017.10.18

Santiago Formula E track revealed, Salazar gets demo run

 

Recently, the Formula E track of Santiago, the capital of Chile, was revealed. Santiago will host FE for the first time on February 3, 2018, the first major international championship race in the country’s history.


During the event, the Ex-Formula 1 driver Eliseo Salazar drove the Spark SRT_01E show car, a Formula E car on the streets of Santiago, completed several runs at O’Higgins Park, the second largest public park in Chile.

 

 

Eliseo Salazar, 62, is the only F1 driver in Chile and has won the championship of British F1 at Silverstone.He is also the only driver in the world that has raced in these 5 events: F1 Grand Prix, Le Mans 24 Hours, INDY 500, WRC (World Rally Championship) and Dakar Rally.

 

FE also unveiled the 12-turn, 1.53-mile circuit, which will start along the Avenue Santa Maria, cross the Mapocho River and wind back through city streets and the Forestal Park.

 

 

Chile’s minister of energy Andres Rebolledo said the race formed part of a nationwide electric mobility strategy, which aims to save the country “$3,300m annually and avoid 11million tonnes of CO2” by 2050.

 

Source: https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/chile-santiago-track-revealed-eliseo-salazar-964824/

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