The FIA has announced Formula E will race on the full Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit for May’s E-Prix.

For the first time in Formula E’s history, it will race on the full 19-turn, 3.32km Monaco circuit.

In the previous three visits to Monaco, Formula E has raced on a shortened layout, where drivers turned right before Massenet, while Mirabeau, the hairpin and the famous Monaco tunnel were cut out completely.

It won’t be completely identical to the F1 circuit as the kerbs at Sainte Devote and the Nouvelle chicane have been adjusted.

Speaking of the announcement, FIA president Jean Todt said: “I’m glad to see the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship back in the Principality.

“It is in the series’ DNA to compete on streets circuits and Monaco is one of the most iconic tracks in the world. This discipline has its own identity, that’s why, together with Formula E and the ACM, we’ve designed a bespoke layout which suits its particularities.”

Formula E chief championship officer, Alberto Longo, added: “To see Formula E race around the longer version of the most historic racing circuit in the world will mark another great milestone for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

“In many ways, this circuit is made for Formula E – it’s a fast and narrow street circuit which will see plenty of opportunities for overtaking and will really test driver’s energy management with sharp inclines and high-speed sections.

“The FIA and the ACM are allowing us to race around corners steeped in motorsport tradition and we are honoured that Formula E will be creating its own history on May 8.”

The 2021 Monaco E-Prix is set to take place on May 8, while Formula 1’s Monaco GP will take place on May 23.

 

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