Tuesday, 12 August 2014

I might just go to an E-Formula race.

I have been told the noise is part spaceship, part jet engine and part Tron bike

I like the thought of the high-powered, all-electric cars zooming around the race track are certainly far quieter than the chest-rumbling, ear-splitting noise that hits Formula One fans. though having said that, F1 is now a lot quieter

The new Formula E championship is breaking a host of racing taboos: special music to trumpet crashes, female drivers, city centre circuits and, most controversially, a fan vote to give the most popular drivers power boosts to blast them past opponents during races.

Racing royalty from Alain Prost to Sir Frank Williams are backing the new series, with Emerson Fittipaldi declaring it a “new era for motor racing”. It has now been approved by world motor sport’s governing body, the FIA, and is funded by stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and major carmakers including Audi & Renault

Is zero-emission racing the future? can it make electric cars sexy?

lets see..., accelerate improvements in the technology and tackle city-choking air pollution and, ultimately, climate change. Agag, like most of those involved, have roots in Formula One and are reluctant to criticise the brash, gas-guzzling F1 circus seen by some as an eco-horror show.

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