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With short circuit: Formula E shows track layout for 2024 Italian race in Misano

Tobias Wirtz

Tobias Wirtz

Formula E announced the layout for the Misano E-Prix in April 2024 on Friday. As expected, the racing series will not use the full 4.226-kilometre circuit, but a shorter version. In order to provide more opportunities for recuperation, there will also be an additional chicane on the circuit for the Formula E debut.

The 3.381-kilometre Formula E version of the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli - the official name of the racetrack built in the early 1970s - comprises a total of 14 corners. After the fast right-hand bend at the end of the start-finish straight, the circuit turns right into a short circuit. After a left-hand bend, it then returns to the GP version of the circuit with a 90-degree right-hander.

This is also where the exit of the pit lane is located. Because the section of the track where the pits would normally be located is omitted by Formula E, the pit lane is noticeably long in this track configuration. If the planned attack-charge pit stops take place in Misano, the loss of time for the drivers here is likely to be immense.

The race track then consists of two short straights, separated by a left-hand hairpin, before the longest straight of the circuit follows after a long right-hand corner. The right-hander at the end of the straight will be converted into a slow right-left chicane for the Misano E-Prix, before the track leads back onto the start-finish straight with a triple right-hander and two left-handers.

The reason for the conversion is likely to be that the Gen3 cars now have an additional braking zone in which they can recover energy. After all, the cars are supposed to regain 40 per cent of the energy they consume during the race through recuperation. In Mexico City, Formula E also integrated an additional chicane into the track layout to create more opportunities for recuperation.

The Misano E-Prix will take place on 13 and 14 April 2024. Before that, Formula E will race in Sao Paulo and Tokyo.

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