Early reports from South America show that Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler) both intend on standing on the podium this weekend.
The race will be run at Parque O’Higgins; covering an area of 750 000 square metres, it is the second largest park in the Chilean capital.
A 2.3km street track in the centre of it, with long straights, sharp hairpin bends and chicanes that loop around the Movistar Arena await drivers.
“The track layout looks exciting, but we’ll only know exactly what awaits us at the circuit once we get there,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “However, we already know one thing: it’ll be a completely different race than the two previous rounds this season. Firstly, we’re going to have much higher temperatures to contend with and secondly, it’s the first real city street circuit on the calendar with all the typical characteristics of a street track.”