Formula E: Long Beach track switched up for all-electric ePrix this weekend (VIDEO)


The venerable, iconic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach street circuit will come to life this weekend for the sixth round of the FIA Formula E Championship, the Long Beach ePrix.

The circuit is a bit different from the one the Verizon IndyCar Series and other championships will use later this month.

The cars come down the front straight and will hit the chicane at Turns 1 and 2, which takes them onto the pit road exit lane used during the Grand Prix.

That will then dovetail into another right-hander, Turn 3, which is a left-handed Turn 6 on the Grand Prix course.

From there the Formula E cars will follow the circuit as the Grand Prix will, up through the right-hander onto the back straight and into the final right, sweeping left and right-handed hairpin complex.

Dragon Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio provides narration on a virtual lap of the track, linked above.

Report: Spencer Pigot out at Ed Carpenter Racing

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Spencer Pigot will not return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2020, according to a story Thursday by

The 26-year-old Floridian, who won the 2015 Indy Lights championship, is expected to be replaced in the No. 21 Chevrolet by 2019 Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay.

“I’m appreciative of the opportunity ECR gave me,” Pigot told “I understand the reasons they had to go in a different direction, and wish them all the best.”

In 56 NTT IndyCar Series starts, Pigot has 15 top 10 finishes, with a best finish of second at Iowa in 2018. He finished 14th in the 2019 point standings.

VeeKay, who tested in an Indy car twice for ECR in 2019, has six wins in 18 Indy Lights starts, including a weekend sweep of the final two rounds of the season at Laguna Seca in September.

A representative from ECR told NBC Sports Thursday that the team currently could not comment on any driver rumors as the team currently does not have any drivers under contract for the 2020 season, although it is presumed that owner/driver Carpenter will return to the No. 20 entry for the oval rounds.

NBC Sports will provide updates on the story once more information becomes available.