The 2.56 km-long ePrix course is located near Perdana Putra, which houses the Prime Minister’s Office, and will use much of the main high street, running along buildings such as the Ministry of Finance. The temporary track will feature 12 corners.
The circuit, put together by the FIA, Formula E and local promoter Formula E Malaysia (FEM), also plies the Seri Wawasan Bridge and Putra Mosque. It will see drivers tackle a mixture of straights, slow to medium speed corners, a hairpin plus a tight first-corner chicane providing good overtaking opportunities.
Last month, the circuit design for the season opener of the championship was unveiled – Beijing’s 3.44 km street circuit will run around the grounds of the Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium. The next circuit, the Formula E Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay, to be held on December 13, will be revealed six months prior to the race.
Formula E races will be held over a single day in order to minimise disruption to each host city, with a free practice session, qualifying and 60-minute race – followed by a live music concert – taking place on a Saturday.