An electric Formula 1 grand prix in Paris this weekend!

This weekend, Parisian people will discover their capital, and more specifically the 7th arrondissement, from a different perspective! Indeed, this Saturday April 23rd, 2016, a Formula E grand prix, the version 100% electric of Formulas 1 will take place around the hôtel des Invalides, just nearby the Eiffel Tower and the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni.

A worldwide championship
This race named Paris ePrix 2016 is related to the Formula E worldwide championship, organised by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). This competition was launched in 2014 and counts 11 races. Paris Grand Prix is the seventh stage of this unprecedented sporting event. The track will take drivers in one of the most beautiful quarters of Paris, at the foot of the Pont Alexandre III and the Dôme des Invalides, over 1.2 mile with 14 shifts. The programme includes: accelerations on the Boulevard des Invalides, avenue de la Tour-Maubourg, place Vauban or also Rue de Grenelle.

© Paris Tourist Office - Photographer: Barthelemy Ruggeri

An organisation under high security
All the tickets, 10,000 in total, have already been sold, but it’s still possible to win some more through contests. Throughout the route of the race, concrete cones, railings and wire meshes have been set up both for the spectators and the drivers’ safety, as in any other traditional F1 race. In some places, the famous Parisian pavements have even been covered with tar in order to facilitate the passing racing cars. If you did not get a ticket, please note that the race will be live broadcast on television channel Canal+.


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