“In the 2015/2016 season, I won the first ever Paris E-Prix. Last season didn’t go well for us there at all. Generally, though, this location is one of the most beautiful of all. I suppose that nobody imagined that in motorsport there might ever be a race held not far from the Eiffel Tower. But Formula E has made it happen. The race track is technically very challenging. There are only few overtaking opportunities. The weather in Paris can be very changeable. On Saturday last season, we had heavy rain. The Formula E cars are pretty difficult to control in rain.”
As a driver who is not familiar with the local conditions you will have a hard time in Paris. An alignment of the streets that is hard to grasp, traffic jams galore, huge traffic circles and hardly any places to park. Plus, there is the continually clogged “boulevard périphérique.” The result: In winter 2016, a huge cloud of smog robbed the “City of Love” of its charm. Car traffic in Paris and 22 surrounding communities was heavily restricted for several days. Those who would like to contribute their fair share to environmental protection in Paris should use public transportation. The world-famous Métro is the ideal means to do so. 16 lines haul more than five million people per day back and forth between some 300 stations.