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Pictures: 2017 Montreal ePrix all set for FIA Formula E Season finale

Straight from the Sam Bird show in the 2017 New York city ePrix, the electric street racing family heads up to Montreal, Canada which hosts the penultimate round 11 and final round 12 of the 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship.  We bring you pictures from the day before the 2107 Montreal ePrix scheduled for 29th & 30th July of 2017. First up, the pit lane

Pit Lane 2017 Montreal ePrix

2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship. Round 11 – Montreal ePrix, Montreal, Canada. Friday 28 July 2017. A view of the pit lane Photo: Sam Bagnall/LAT/Formula

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The Montreal ePrix has a different take to the one and only mandatory car change. Let one of the two championship challengers let you in on the juice.

The Race Drivers

With both practice and qualifying happening on race day, aside from the Formula E Teams Bike Relay Race and shake down, seems like it’s sun and more sun for Robin Frijns (NLD) and Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT).

drivers at 2017 Montreal ePrix

2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship. Round 11 – 2017 Montreal ePrix, Canada Friday 28 July 2017. Robin Frijns (NLD), Amlin Andretti, Spark-Andretti, ATEC-02, and Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT), Amlin Andretti, Spark-Andretti, ATEC-02. Photo: Malcolm Griffiths/LAT/Formula

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Ride on board with Robin Frijns; experience the turns and hear the sound of the engine!

2017 Montreal ePrix : The Circuit

What a day is in store for us!

Fourteen turns. Summer in Montreal Canada.

And the whisper of electric engines as teams battle for glory, hitting speeds of up to 1oo Km/h.

2017 Montreal ePrix Circuit

2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship. Round 11 – 2017 Montreal ePrix, Canada Friday 28 July 2017. An aerial view of the circuit. Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT/Formula E

Speaking on the FIA Formula E official website on the race ahead and his chances of defending the driver’s championship title, Buemi had this to say about the circuit

The track looks good, I think it looks just for Formula E in general, there are good opportunities to overtake, it’s not too long, it’s not too short, it’s quite wide so it’s difficult to say whether it favours us or not

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Get to know the in and out turns, bends and straights, rough and glide of the 2017 Montreal ePrix circuit in this video.

Formula E Season 3 draws to a close

Call it backstage access if you like. A day before the 2016/2017 FIA Formula E championship deciding rounds, the teams, class of season 3, lined up for this photo shoot. Oh, my! What a beautiful sight! Can’t wait for the season to start already!

2017 Montreal ePrix backstage: FIA Formula E drivers and their cars pose with their cars

2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship. Round 11 – 2017 Montreal ePrix, Canada Friday 28 July 2017. The teams line up for an end of season photo. Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT/Formula E

Buemi vs Di Grassi: Who’s Will Emerge top in the Championship race ?

As the FIA Formula E official website reports, for defending champion Buemi, this is just another race.  Even as his championship lead has been reduced to just 10 points after missing the last two races in New York. Nonetheless, a win on Saturday and anything lower than a fourth place finish for di Grassi then the title is his.

If Buemi bags the Julius Baer Pole Position points, it gets tougher for di Grassi who has to finish nothing less than third to push the championship race to Sunday.

Perennial championship challenger, Lucas di Grassi, had this to say, on pressure and the balance between risk and reward on the day at the 2017 Montreal ePrix, to the official FIA Formula E website

” We are 10 points behind so the pressure is on me and I will do the best I can and try to do a good race – two good races,” he said. “To be honest the final is Sunday, tomorrow is just the 11th race of the season, so we are going to try to score as much points as possible and weigh up the risk and reward.

“The more risk you have the more reward you might have but also you could lose it all. So of course it’s controlled risk management. I think we have to see how Saturday goes on before we decide on Sunday and the approach. You have to approach every race like it’s a final…”

Get to know about ‘Montreal It’s Electric’, the sustainable green living initiative supported by the Montreal ePrix

As always, Formula E isn’t just about the racing. As we observed in our take on the 2017 New York City ePrix , where I fell in love with the electric street racing, FIA Formula E is an innovate take that models the relationship between science, technology and society in the 21st century.

For the 2017 Montreal ePrix, Formula E’s modeling of this relationship comes together in the form of : Montreal it’s electric (MIE) . On its official website, MIE describes itself as follows:

Montreal it’s electric (MIE) is a new non-profit organization that promotes both transport electrification and its implementation in metropolitan Montreal. MIE is proud to present the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Formula E Championship in Canada as its sole promoter.

This event will offer unprecedented exposure for the city and serve as an ideal platform for promoting electric transport. Beyond the race itself, MIE will also devise an annual program with industry partners.

Together, they will come up with ways to showcase the potential of electric transport, enhance its promotion, better inform the general public and encourage networking. In so doing, the organization hopes to speed up the transition to more sustainable means of transport.

2017 Montreal ePrix:  Important Information

Check out the official 2017 Hyrdo-Quebes Montreal ePrix website where you can access information on: tickets, menu of activities on race day from family zone, play zone, It’s Montreal Electric testing zone, sustainable energy and transportation technology innovation dispalys.

 

 

 

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