Formula E kicked off the electric street racing revolution at the 2014 Beijing E-Prix on September 13 2014 and after 25 laps of racing, it all came down to the final corner of the final lap. Lucas Di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT) stamped his name into the history books by becoming the first race winner in Formula E.
Why is Formula E so slow?
Formula E cars have a finite power supply that must be carefully managed to get to the end of the race. If electric cars or battery technology ever gets to the point that the can be quickly recharged or swapped batteries as a pack then the speeds could ride to be the equivalent of Champ Car or maybe F1.
Do Formula E cars change tires?
Second life. The life of Formula E’s tyres doesn’t end after they’ve left the race track, though, as 100 per cent of them go on to be recycled and are given a second life. “All of our tyres after each event go back to the warehouse and they’re recycled,” adds Mondain.
Is Formula E allowing fans?
Formula E co-founder and chief championship officer Alberto Longo now reckons capped fan attendance will be permitted for the rest of the season, although final rulings from national governments are yet to be confirmed. Longo told Motorsport.com: “Mexico to start with, we are going to have public, that’s for sure.
How much horsepower does a Formula E car have?
|Engine||Season 1: McLaren Electronic Systems Season 2 Onwards: Various Center back position SRT01E: Max power: 200 kW, (180 hp in economy mode; 270 hp in qualification mode). SRT05E: Max power: 250 kW, (270 hp in race mode, 301 hp in Attack Mode, 335 HP in Fanboost mode)|