Race Details

Round 6: USA

Long Beach ePrix

For the sixth round, the Formula E Championship will be returning to the sun-soaked streets of Long Beach, California.

The Long Beach ePrix marks the half way point in the 2015-2016 Formula E Championship and will consist of a modified configuration of the iconic IndyCar street circuit. The clockwise circuit is 1.6 miles (2.1km) in length and features seven turns.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet:

“Long Beach was the venue of my first Formula E win and so holds special memories for me. I’m looking forward to returning.”

Pre-Race Preview

Oliver Turvey:

“I’m really looking forward to racing in Long Beach. It’s a world-famous street circuit and will be my first race in the USA.”


Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet (Car #1):

“Unfortunately there wasn’t anything more we could do this weekend. Obviously we have to keep working for the rest of the season but it’s very challenging.”

“What we can try to do the rest of the season is work to get the fastest lap like Buemi was doing today, but even that is going to be difficult. I was trying to be more aggressive in the race and go for fastest lap today to get the points but it didn’t work out.”

Final Timings:

33:56.174 DNF

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88):

“It was a frustrating end because even though we struggled a bit in the opening laps, we caught up a bit in the first stint and we went one lap longer than a lot of the guys in front of us so we had more energy in the second stint.”

“I felt good in the second car but then the safety car came out just when I was going to attack and try to overtake a couple of cars. That was a shame as we could have fought for points. Also in the last hairpin Jean Eric Vergne had a problem and pushed me wide, which caused me to brush the wall. All in all it was a shame not to be able to make the most of the weekend.”

Final Timings:

45:28.999 +17.417

Post Race Review

Martin Leach, President, NextEV:

"It was clearly another challenging race weekend for us. During qualifying we closed the gap to pole position to down to just over one second, so our approach to continuous improvement is paying dividends.”

“But we lost a motor in FP2 for Nelson, which meant he had to start at the back, and that caused a knock on of a series of things which eventually led to his retirement. It was a shame about Oliver as he was looking good for P11. Towards the end of the race Jean Eric Vergne slowed suddenly which resulted in Oliver brushing the wall and he finished P12.”