Formula E – Full Electric Car Racing
Formula E 2019 – 11 teams, 22 electric racing cars, and 22 drivers most of them with Formula 1 or DTM experience. FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first international championship in automobile motorsports to be held with full electric vehicles. Active in the digital media from the very beginning, the series appeals to a young audience as well as people interested in electromobility, sustainability and visionary future technology.
Formula E vehicles are significantly quieter without air polluting emissions. These characteristics allow the championship to be held in urban space. Berlin, Paris, New York are just some of the legs on this super-modern high-tech racing series, which can be experienced as a road race in the cities all over the globe. Jean Todt, President of the FIA, and Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag developed the 2014 series to demonstrate the potential of sustainable e-mobility. FIA Formula E gives a boost to the image of electric cars. The electric car series offers car manufacturers and suppliers an attractive testing and development field, as well as the opportunity to polish up their own brand image.
Start, finish, victory – furious start in Formula E for BMW
After Audi, other German car manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes are up to start in Formula E, Porsche will celebrate its first rookie season in season 6. Team BMWi Andretti Motorsport has made a furious start into the race series in season 5: First participation, first race, victory. The Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa was at the top of the podium in Saudi Arabia in December 2018. HWA AG from Affalterbach in Southern Germany is well known for its management of the AMG Mercedes team in the DTM German Touring Car Masters. Their E-Team HWA Racelab is still on track with a Venturi engine in this electric racing season, while the Mercedes engine will ensure success in the following season.
After the first race in Ad Diriyah in Saudi Arabia – in fact a currently unfortunate chosen place for the start of the new Formula E season, Marrakech is the second stop. The terrible events and cruel circumstances of the murder of the journalist Jamal Kashoggi have destroyed the initially positive impression created by the social loosening and opening of Saudi Arabia. It remains debatable whether the opening in Ad Diriyah should have been cancelled.
More memory, more power – new chapter opened with the Gen2 vehicle
Higher speed and greater performance, more action on the track and just one car per driver: in the 2018/2019 season, the Gen2 car made its Formula E debut, marking a new era. With twice the energy storage capacity of the Gen1 car, Gen2 drivers can cover the entire race distance. The exchange of cars during the race is a thing of the past. Gen2 accelerates in 2.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 280 km/h. The new generation car distinguish from its predecessor with even more dynamic lines of its outer shell.
Berlin E-Prix at Tempelhof airfield
In 2019, Berlin will once again be a leg of the innovative racing series for purely electrically powered racing cars. The former Berlin Airport provides a particularly attractive backdrop for the exciting race and supporting events.
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Formula E brings trend-setting technology onto the road. In the current season, 9 car manufacturers from all over the world are competing against each other. This makes the Formula E more than just a racing series – it is a competition for the future. The electric cars pave the way for more environmentally friendly automobiles of tomorrow.
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Images showing the race in Marrakesch (c) FIA Formula E: