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Prior and schedules ePrix Montreal Formula E

  • Formula E racing for the first time in New York with a double ePrix that will decide the title. It can only be one.
  • Sébastien Buemi reaches 10 points ahead of Lucas di Grassi in a duel reminiscent of a year ago in Battersea Park.

Almost 300 days later, again face to face. The London ePrix the 'Season Two' was a turning point in the relationship between a champion Sébastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi who was accused of hitting with 'sinister' intentions against the Swiss. Since then they have freaked and Formula E has given them a new opportunity to keep collected debts. However, Montreal double ePrix decide the champion of the 2016-17 season and both drivers are the main-if not only-say title contenders. ¿Buemi or Di Grassi? Who will champion?

Judge and witness this battle and the resolution of it will be the Montreal Formula E Street Circuit, or what is the same, the urban layout on which played the last two races of the season. Located around the building of Radio Canada, This track has a length of 2.75 kilometers and in total has 14 curves, five of them left and nine right. In short, a stage full of curves 90 and braking some consideration that can allow a nice duel for the title both as individual victories.

In this regard, the duel for the title is marked by the situation of Sébastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi. E.Dams Renault driver has landed in Montreal with a total of six victories in the eight races he has played this season, figures would be better still not been disqualified in the first race of ePrix Berlin. Despite missing the ePrix New York by its commitments in the WEC, Buemi treasures a 10-point lead over Lucas di Grassi, income that allows you to better time management.

With everything, Renault e.Dams not trust and in order to ensure the second title of his driver and team title step during a recent test they have recreated the Montreal circuit in order to test certain performance improvements and adapt the car to the course itself. Sébastien Buemi excellent situation compared to Lucas di Grassi one who comes to Canada with one win and four podiums. The Brazilian has only managed to beat the Swiss on track twice so far this season, but anything can happen in Montreal and the pressure is bad traveling companion.

Although the battle for the title is logical, as it has focused on Buemi and Di Grassi, to be fair There are two other drivers who arrive with aspirations, whether mathematics could get the championship. The first is Felix Rosenqvist, you need to get the pole and win both races without points Buemi and Di Grassi sumase had very bad results. In a similar position is Sam Bird besides accumulating all these successes should also mark the two fastest race laps. It seems impossible that either have chances, but Rosenqvist and Bird may be judges Championship.

In this respect and watching their performance, Nick Heidfeld may also be part of this struggle from the perspective of getting good results for his own team, as well as a José María 'Pechito' Lopez returning to action after missing the ePrix New York. Finally, do not forget the teammates Buemi and Di Grassi own. Perhaps the season Nico Prost and Daniel Abt has not been the best, but both have the chance to redeem himself in Montreal if they can 'pester' the rival of his team leader.

EPrix schedules Montreal Formula E 2016-17

Saturday, July 29

Start Final Session
14: 00h14: 45hFree Practice 1
16: 30h 17: 00h Free Practice 2
18: 00h 18: 06h Classification - Group 1
18: 10h18: 16hClassification - Group 2
18: 20h18: 26hClassification - Group 3
18: 30h 18: 36hClassification - Group 4
18: 45h 19: 00h Superpole
22: 00h 22: 50h Race (35 laps) *

Sunday, July 30th

Start Final Session
14: 00h14: 45hFree Practice 1
16: 00h16: 30hFree Practice 2
18: 00h 18: 06h Classification - Group 1
18: 10h18: 16hClassification - Group 2
18: 20h18: 26hClassification - Group 3
18: 30h 18: 36hClassification - Group 4
18: 45h 19: 00h Superpole
22: 00h 19: 50h Race (37 laps) *

* The races can be followed by streaming Formula E on youtube and GOL TV channel.

Photos: FIA Formula E