2015 Long Beach ePrix

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2015 Long Beach ePrix
Race 6 of 11 of the 2014–15 Formula E season
Layout of the Long Beach Formula E street circuit
Layout of the Long Beach Formula E street circuit
Race details
Date April 4 (4-04), 2015
Official name 2015 FIA Formula E Long Beach ePrix
Location Long Beach, United States
Course Street circuit
Course length 2.131 km (1.324 mi)
Distance 39 laps, 83.1 km (51.6 mi)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 86 °F (30 °C); wind speeds approaching speeds of 16.1 miles per hour (25.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Abt Sportsline
Time 56.937
Fastest lap
Driver France Nicolas Prost e.dams Renault
Time 58.973 on lap 34
Podium
First China Racing
Second Andretti
Third Audi Sport ABT

The 2015 Long Beach ePrix was a Formula E motor race held on April 4, 2015 in Long Beach, United States on a revised version of a street circuit usually used for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. It was the sixth championship race of the single-seater, electrically powered racing car series' inaugural season.

China Racing driver Nelson Piquet Jr. became the sixth different winner in as many races,[2] and as a result moved up to second place in the drivers' championship, one point in arrears of Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi. Di Grassi also finished in the podium placings, in third place, just behind Andretti driver Jean-Éric Vergne. Nicolas Prost (e.dams-Renault) held the lead of the championship into the weekend, finished down in 14th position after serving a drive-through penalty.[3]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

For the first time in the championship, the driver lineup was exactly the same as for the previous race in Miami.[4] Fanboost was awarded to Nelson Piquet Jr., Jean-Éric Vergne and Sam Bird.[5] Attendance at the free event was approximately 23,000.[6]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Gap Grid
1 66 Germany Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT 56.937 1
2 8 France Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault 56.944 +0.007 2
3 99 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. China Racing 56.974 +0.037 3
4 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT 57.083 +0.146 4
5 27 France Jean-Éric Vergne Andretti 57.106 +0.169 5
6 28 United States Scott Speed Andretti 57.156 +0.219 6
7 55 Portugal António Félix da Costa Amlin Aguri 57.182 +0.245 7
8 7 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 57.184 +0.247 8
9 30 France Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi 57.261 +0.324 9
10 9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault 57.288 +0.351 10
11 2 United Kingdom Sam Bird Virgin Racing 57.304 +0.367 11
12 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing 57.347 +0.410 12
13 10 Italy Jarno Trulli Trulli 57.417 +0.480 13
14 3 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Virgin Racing 57.449 +0.512 14
15 23 Germany Nick Heidfeld Venturi 57.508 +0.571 15
16 88 France Charles Pic China Racing 57.818 +0.881 16
17 6 France Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 57.905 +0.968 17
18 5 India Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing 57.921 +0.984 18
19 77 Mexico Salvador Durán Amlin Aguri 57.950 +1.013 19
20 18 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Trulli 1:12.813 +15.876 20

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. China Racing 39 46:01.971 3 25
2 27 France Jean-Éric Vergne Andretti 39 +1.705s 5 18
3 11 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT 39 +2.994s 4 15
4 9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault 39 +3.518s 10 12
5 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing 39 +8.844s 12 10
6 7 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Dragon Racing 39 +13.460s 8 8
7 55 Portugal António Félix da Costa Amlin Aguri 39 +16.171s 7 6
8 3 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Virgin Racing 39 +17.975s 14 4
9 6 France Loïc Duval Dragon Racing 39 +18.436s 17 2
10 30 France Stéphane Sarrazin Venturi 39 +20.418s 9 1
11 23 Germany Nick Heidfeld Venturi 39 +21.326s 15
12 5 India Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing 39 +32.917s 18
13 18 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Trulli 39 +38.592s 20
14 8 France Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault 39 +42.375s 2 21
15 66 Germany Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT 39 +44.361s 1 32
16 88 France Charles Pic China Racing 39 +58.125s 16
Ret 77 Mexico Salvador Durán Amlin Aguri 27 Mechanical 19
Ret 2 United Kingdom Sam Bird Virgin Racing 22 Suspension 11
Ret 10 Italy Jarno Trulli Trulli 7 Collision 13
Ret 28 United States Scott Speed Andretti 3 Accident 6
Notes
  • ^1  – Two points for fastest lap.
  • ^2  – Three points for pole position.

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "2015 Long Beach ePrix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Freeman, Glenn (April 5, 2015). "Nelson Piquet takes his first win". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Bradley, Charles (April 4, 2015). "Piquet Jr emulates his father with dominant Long Beach victory". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Unchanged grid in Long Beach". fiaformulae.com. March 31, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Bird, Vergne and Piquet win FanBoost vote". fiaformulae.com. April 4, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Watkins, Gary (April 27, 2015). "Charging into the Future". Autoweek. 65 (8): 53.

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