Thursday, March 20, 2014

The sound of Formula E

Pardon the pun, but I am running on fumes after a long day in the salt mine.

I had to post this video of the electric racer on the streets of Moscow. I dismissed the series as a gimmick that was bound to go bankrupt. But then, they signed Nick Heidfeld to the series this morning, along with a number of other former F1 "stars". I went on the Formula E website and they will actually hold a race next February on the streets of Los Angeles!

The strategy will be interesting. The races last one hour but the battery lasts 25 minutes. Each driver has two cars because it would take too long to charge the battery or switch batteries. So they'll just switch cars!

Anyone interested in this series, at all?

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