Race Details

Round 7: France

Paris ePrix

For the seventh round, the FIA Formula E Championship will make its French debut in the stunning city of Paris.

The Paris ePrix is the first European race on the 2015-2016 calendar, kicking off the second half of the season. A circuit has been created in the lively city, circling the Musée de l’Armée and incorporating many famous Parisian landmarks.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet:

“Paris is a beautiful city. I’m looking forward to racing there for the first time.”

Pre-Race Preview

Oliver Turvey:

“The backdrop for this race looks spectacular. I can’t wait to race past the famous Paris landmarks.”


Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet (Car #1):

“The atmosphere and crowd today in Paris was amazing and I am very happy to be racing here. No doubt about it it’s easily gone straight into the top three, if not the best overall event.”

“I loved the track, it’s immediately become one of my favourites to drive, along with Moscow and Monaco. Unfortunately we don’t have the pace to be fighting at the front, but I say a huge congratulations to everyone involved in putting this event together.”

Final Timings:

46:07.568 DNF

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88):

“I had a good qualifying session and it was a surprise to be ahead of Buemi! I had a great start and moved up to P5 on the first corner.”

“The opening laps were strong, but then it became apparent that the other cars around me had a better pace, so the guys in front started to pull away, and I had to start to defend from the cars behind and had some good battles on track. Unfortunately we had a poor pit stop so lost a few places and then during the second stint I pushed hard to maintain position. However we can take the positives of a strong qualifying away with us, and look ahead to the next race.”

Final Timings:

52:54.045 +13.721

Post Race Review

Martin Leach, President, NextEV:

"We achieved our strategy in qualifying to get both cars into the top ten, which was good preparation for the race, and our strongest qualifying result of the season so far.”

“Sadly we had a technical issue with Nelson's car and a slow pitstop with Oliver, which meant overall a disappointing race, but we will come back fighting next time.”