Race Details

Round 3: Uruguay

Punta del Este ePrix

Known as the ‘St Tropez of South America’, Punta del Este is famous for its sandy beaches, luxury yachts and glamorous visitors. Punta del Este is located on the south coast of Uruguay, 130km east of the capital; Montevideo.

At 2.875km in length and featuring 20 turns, the Formula E street circuit is located along Punta del Este’s picturesque harbour. Set on a beautiful beach backdrop, the tight, twisty layout uses a mix of straights and sharp turns, providing a challenge for the Formula E teams and drivers.

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Nelson Piquet:

“I have great memories from the race at Punta del Este last year as it was where I scored my first podium so I’m looking forward to getting back there.”

“It’s a fantastic city and location for Formula E. Punta del Este will be another challenging race for us, but in the first two races we’ve shown once again that we’re the best team at energy management, which has helped us do a clever strategy and score points. We will work on a similar strategy in Punta del Este and look to secure more points.”

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Oliver Turvey:

“I am really looking forward to the third round of Formula E in Punta del Este.”

“I know the team have been working hard after the first two rounds to build on the strong first race we had in Beijing. It will be my first visit to South America and to Punta del Este, so I can’t wait to get out there and see the track.”


Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet (Car #1):

“When Vergne made a move on me, he went a bit wide so I was able to pass him back. We touched wheels and on the next quick left-hander I lost control of the car.”

“I’m not 100% sure what caused it, something may have broken when we touched wheels, but the car just snapped and I made contact with the wall. It’s a shame that it happened right at the end of the race. I think we would have finished top ten, which would have been a good result for us today. Tomorrow we have a full day testing and we will keep pushing for improvements. We saw in the race what we’re still lacking but also where we have improved. The whole team wants to keep moving forwards, so everyone is working very hard.”

Final Timings:

44:03.474 +2 Laps

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88):

“It was a disappointing race after a strong qualifying session. To start inside the top ten was a good achievement and the best result of the season so far.”

“At the start we seemed to lose a bit of ground to the guys ahead and dropped a position. After this I was able to keep on the tail of the guys in front until we pitted on lap 16. The driver change was one of the quickest we have done all season but unfortunately we left the pits a few tenths of a second too soon so I was given a penalty. It was disappointing to get the penalty as without it we would probably have got a points finish.”

Final Timings:

46:16.556 +1 Lap