The high energy of a Grand Prix race usually comes with the promise of extreme decibels. On May 9, 2015, two weeks prior to the epic Monaco Grand Prix race, Round 7 of the Formula E Grand Prix will take over the track, giving fans all the energy and excitement of a traditional Grand Prix race minus the deafening roar of combustion engines.
Formula E, which stands for “electric,” means the high-tech, zero emission, Spark-Renault SRT cars will whirr around the course with a relatively quiet whoosh, making the squeals of tires, as well as that of the fans, the soundtrack of the race. The cars, built to exact specifications by Spark Racing Technology as specified by the FIA, are piloted by some of racing’s most famous faces: Nelson Piquet, Jr., Sebastien Buemi, Antonio Felix da Costa, Daniel Abt, Luca diGrassi, and Nick Heidfeld, to name a few.
Guests will join an elite list for a Friday evening black tie gala in Monaco, with a festive Champagne reception. Saturday will welcome a privileged VIP list to the Emotion Club, where all five senses will be heightened and entertained. Exceptional catering, premium cocktails, the best possible trackside viewing positions, and a VIP grandstand will be part of the experience. A pit lane walk, garage tours, technology showcase, and business concierge will also be included in the package, as is a highly-prized gift bag.
The race will be held on a course that mimics the street course of the iconic Monaco Grand Prix. With a few changes, there will be 12 turns around a 1.76 km lap, with a new hairpin and an additional turn toward the harbor. Saturday’s schedule begins with practice in the morning. Qualifying races will take place in early afternoon, followed by the main event from 4 pm to 5 pm, with celebrations in exquisite bars and restaurants, as well as exclusive yachts, all around the principality that evening.