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Formula E: The New Global Electric Racing Series

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Howard, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Howard

    Howard
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    Bram Hengeveld submitted a new blog post:

    Formula E: The New Global Electric Racing Series

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  2. Awesome, in-depth article Howard!

    To be honest, I don't know what's not to like about it. I do believe that we should be focusing on using less petrol rather than none at all, however innovation is always a great thing in motorsport.

    At the very least, it will be something to follow next summer. We could do with it now!
     
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  3. Xosé Estrada

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    With Alejandro Agag on board, it can be only another way for him to steal money.
     
  4. Sounds like it will be fun. In their video there are some shots of Rome, Italy, but the city is not in the schedule. Strange (I was born there).

    As far as the noise, they do sound futuristic and I am curious to hear them on track together. Maybe they can clip a playing card near the wheel spokes? It worked really well for my bike when I was 8yo.
     
  5. DIFFERENT
     
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  6. Richard Hessels

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    Well if it takes loads of truck, boats and airplanes to move the circus around the world, the amount of petrol to be saved is less 1%.
    Lets see how many top-drivers are jumping in to drive a 800 kilo / 180 HP racing car.
    Will be a giant step back for GP2 drivers. Don't think they get any usable experience for later F1 aspirations.
    Still looking forward to see those races.
     
  7. Qazdar Karim

    Qazdar Karim
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    @Richard Hessels

    they don't need that experience anyway :D F1 has started dying already !
     
  8. I'd liked to see how racing around London would work, unless it's like the Olympics, so they could around brands hatch or Silverstone?
     
  9. @Richard Hessels
    I hardly think it's about saving fuel. It's about new technology. Sure 180hp doesn't sound so awesome but this is something that will progress. We all know how the automobile industry has benefited from motorsports during the years when it comes to technology, thats the main reason why manufacturers like Audi are investing in this new series.