All-electric racing: Formula E’s thrilling debut

Plenty of expert passing, some extremely close calls, and one spectacular crash in the final turn. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the very first Formula E race is how much it looked like the new sport belongs in the world of auto racing. The evenly-matched electric cars put on a mostly dazzling show around a very tight course on the streets of Beijing, and Formula 1 test driver Lucas Di Grassi became the first ever winner in the series.

The new sport is as much about innovation as it is about racing

The brand new series is, aside from being electric, designed very similarly to F1, from the look of the cars to being run by the same governing body (the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, or FIA). But the twenty skilled…

Continue reading…

The Verge – All Posts

Leave a Comment