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Formula E Putrajaya ePrix – Track guide

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Bumpy, hot and humid – one of the sternest challenges on the Formula E calendar for both man and machine. Last year’s winner DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird gives his thoughts on the circuit in Putrajaya.

Number of turns – 12
Track length – 2.5km
Past winners – Sam Bird, Virgin Racing
Qualifying record – 1:21.779s, Nicolas Prost (2014)
Lap record – 1:24.429s, Jaime Alguersuari (2014)

Layout
“I thought the circuit in Putrajaya lent itself to some great racing. I thought the layout was superb and there were some especially bumpy parts but it added to the character of the circuit. The bumpiest part is going into the last corner, everywhere else is as smooth as we come across over the course of the year.”

Overtaking
“The key overtaking points are into turn one, three and four. Everywhere else is very difficult to line something up so you need to really focus on getting it done in sector one. You need to get a good exit out of the last corner in order to tee-up those overtaking opportunities.”

Location
“I very much enjoy going to Malaysia every single time I’ve been there in all racing categories. We’re just down the road from Kuala Lumpur, one of the coolest cities around so I think we are lucky to come to such a beautiful country. The backdrop is spectacular.”

Weather
“The threat of monsoon downpours in the mid-afternoon is always there and it’s tough for both teams and drivers but we’ve moved the race start time forward to hopefully compensate. The heat is always a challenge for both car and driver.”

Find out more about the track and race and download the Putrajaya ePrix programme

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