The inaugural race of Formula E got under way on Saturday 13th September. The first fully electric racing series is officially homologated by the FIA and is the most definitive step towards greener motorsport since Formula-1 was hybridised.
The ten-race series runs across the UK winter season, starting in Beijing. It ends in London on 27th June 2015. The objective is to bring more awareness of electric vehicles to the heart of cities across the globe, including Buenos Aires, Miami and Berlin. Earlier this year, Rio De Janiero was dropped from the racing calendar. Alejandro Agag, Formula E CEO, confirmed in Beijing that a nine-city season would be acceptable, though rumours continue to circulate, suggesting Mexico City will take the Valentine’s Day race slot. Agag has suggested one city would double for two races over the weekend, to reach the ten-race total.
The SRT-01e stock chassis serves all twenty drivers for the first season. Sporting a 200kg battery and 200kW electric motor, which powers the rear wheels, drivers are limited to…Read more