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The circuit in Rotterdam is a challenging urban track. With five 90-degree corners, teams’ driving skills will be tested more rigorously than on an off-road racetrack. Braking, accelerating and cornering skills will play a crucial part in reducing energy use.
- Type: Urban.
- Track dimensions: The route is flat, with five turns at 90°.
- Distance: Teams must achieve 10 laps, totalling 16.3 km (10.1 miles), in less than 39 minutes to qualify.
- Speed: Around 25 km/h (15.5 mph)
- Features: 2012 is the first time Shell Eco-marathon Europe takes place on a public road.
Shell Eco-marathon Europe takes place on a specially designed and more challenging street circuit.
Taking the challenge to urban Rotterdam demonstrates how new technology could work in the heart of real cities and brings Shell Eco-marathon closer to the public.