The location and layout for the Uruguayan round of the inaugural 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship has been unveiled with the race taking place in the beachside resort of Punta del Este.

Representing the third round of the season, the short 1.1m (2.8km) layout packs in 20 turns and has been likened to a South American version of the iconic Monaco street circuit with its medium straights and sharp turns.

Taking place just south of Maldonado along Uruguay's popular Atlantic Coast fringed holiday resort, the circuit is based on a layout previously used by the predominately Argentinian-based TC2000 touring car championship.

Set to take place on December 13th 2014, the event will form the first of a South American double-header that also includes a round in the streets of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

"From the very outset, the Punta del Este authorities have been incredibly supportive of the FIA Formula E Championship and my thanks go to Mayor Martin Laventure and ACU President Jorge Tomassi for allowing us to race in their beautiful city," said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.

"Punta del Este has shown a real commitment to sustainability and we hope by becoming a host Formula E city this will continue to showcase the benefits of electric vehicles."

Organisers have now revealed four of the 10 Formula E tracks with the roads surrounding Beijing's Olympic 'Bird's Nest' Stadium forming the season opener, followed by a race though the centre of Putrajaya in Malaysia for round two. As well as Punta del Este (Round 3), the venue for round seven has also been released which will take place in Long Beach, Southern California, using a modified version of the city's historic street circuit.



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