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Photo gallery: The 7 most beautiful venues in Formula E history

Tobias Bluhm

Tobias Bluhm

Since 2014, Formula E has held its races in a total of 29 cities. From curious to picturesque, almost everything was there since the first race eight and a half years ago in Beijing. In our photo gallery, we show you the most beautiful venues for E-Prix in the electric racing series.

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At the end of the current 2023 season, the electric series will have visited four new locations. In February, the first E-Prix was held in Hyderabad, shortly after which Formula E "electrified" the streets of Cape Town for the first time in front of what it said were sold-out grandstands (25,000 fans). In the coming weeks and months, there will also be new races in Sao Paulo (March 25) and Portland (June 24). Both cities are likely to join a string of venues worth seeing that Formula E has already visited.

Photo track: The best Formula E locations

Bern (2019)

The 2019 course at the Bern Rose Garden should not be missing in any review! Also due to large height differences of 52 meters, it is still one of the most spectacular Formula E tracks of all time.

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Bern (2019)

The track took the riders past the Aare River and half-timbered houses. The paddock was located in an exhibition hall, from where the drivers had to roll a few hundred meters to the pit lane before each session. Also curious: a grandstand was built directly above a bear enclosure.

Bern (2019)

Because the organizer hired by Formula E failed to pay bills, Bern's local politicians banned the electric series from its streets again after just one year.

Cape Town (since 2023)

The fastest track in the current calendar and in Formula E history can also convince with a spectacular scenery. A passage directly along the Atlantic coast...

Cape Town (since 2023)

... Table Mountain and the "DHL Stadium" built for the 2010 World Cup as photo motifs...

Cape Town (since 2023)

... and the traffic circle covered with palm trees made Cape Town a playground for Fotograf:innen! After the first E-Prix, many in the series' paddock agree: hopefully Formula E will come back to South Africa next year!

Punta del Este (2014-2015, 2018)

Lying on the beach just before Christmas and watching a car race? That was possible in Punta del Este in 2014 and 2015!

Punta del Este (2014-2015, 2018)

The track was located just a few meters from the Atlantic coast. The only shortcoming of this spectacular location: the wind blew large amounts of sand onto the track, so drivers often complained of poor grip conditions (illustrated here at the 2014 E-Prix, the third Formula E round in history)

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Punta del Este (2014-2015, 2018)

In 2018, Formula E raced in Punta del Este for a third time after the Sao Paulo E-Prix dropped from the calendar. VIPs also got their money's worth in the "Monaco of South America." Speaking of Monaco...

Monaco (since 2015)

Formula E has been racing at regular intervals on the streets of the principality since its inaugural season, initially on a short circuit, and since 2021 on the full Formula One circuit.

Monaco (since 2015)

Legendary curves like the Grand Hotel hairpin, the drive past the casino and the passage through the tunnel make the hearts of motorsport fans beat faster.

Monaco (since 2015)

Thanks to spectacular overtaking maneuvers, Antonio Felix da Costa won one of the best electric races in history on the streets of the Cote d'Azur in 2021. Afterwards, he jumped for joy from the 10-meter tower of the swimming pool. Monaco and Formula E, it just fits!

Rome (2018-2019, since 2021)

In its first generation of cars, Formula E already raced on the streets of the "Eternal City." The EUR district, a district planned for the 1942 World's Fair, was chosen as the venue. The fair never took place due to the outbreak of World War II, but the district was built anyway.

Rome (2018-2019, since 2021)

The route is lined with impressive buildings, most of which now house offices and workspaces of Italian ministries.

Rome (2018-2019, since 2021)

The "Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR" is also distinctive for its large differences in altitude. Thanks to some bumps, the cars even lose contact with the asphalt for a brief moment in selected corners.

Puebla (2021)

During the Corona pandemic, the Formula E track site in Mexico City was occupied by a temporary hospital. That's why the series moved to the megacity of Puebla.

Puebla (2021)

The facility, originally built along with a banked turn for the Mexican offshoot of the NASCAR series, was not in good shape. One team employee described the track as "dog poop dusted with glitter."

Puebla (2021)

But the backdrop in Puebla was something to behold! In the shadow of the Popocatepetl volcano, Lucas di Grassi and Rene Rast took Audi's last one-two in Formula E.

Paris (2016-2019)

This is what every race series promoter dreams of: between 2016 and 2019, Formula E raced in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in the middle of Paris!

Paris (2016-2019)

The course took the pilots around the Invalides Cathedral, where the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte is located. The walls of the press center were decorated with precious paintings - a spectacle, therefore, also for the Formula E reporters:inside of e-Formel.de.

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Paris (2016-2019)

Robin Frijns celebrated his first Formula E victory here in 2019 after braving rain, hail and a safety car period. The chaos race still has a permanent place in the history books of the electric series, and the site on the Seine anyway.

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