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Posts Tagged: Formula E

What you need to know about the 2014-2015 FIA Formula E Championship

When it looks like a Formula 1 car and sounds like a hovercraft from a sci-fi movie – or maybe a fighter jet from the spirit world – that’s one of the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E race cars, specially designed for the 2014-2015 FIA Formula E Championship.  That’s right: FIA, the worldwide governing body for Formula… Read more »

Virgin and Venturi racing teams round out Formula E roster

Two high-profile groups have announced plans to field teams for Formula E, the all-electric racing series that will take place in 10 city centers around the world, beginning in Beijing in September 2014. The Virgin Racing and Venturi teams became the ninth and tenth to join, making the roster complete. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin empire… Read more »

Formula E racer completes track test

The Spark-Renault SRT_01E, which will race in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship next year, successfully completed a test run this week at the La Ferté Gaucher circuit near Choisy-le-Roi, France. With Lucas di Grassi at the wheel, the electric racer completed 40 laps over two days in order to verify that all systems were… Read more »

Formula E plans inaugural season, courts big-name teams

Formula E, the electric open-wheel racing series, has announced the calendar for its inaugural season in 2014. There will be ten races on four continents, starting with Rome and followed by London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Bangkok and Putrajaya, Malaysia. This week, legendary IndyCar team Andretti Autosport joined Drayson Racing and… Read more »

China Racing becomes second Formula E team

The FIA’s new Formula E electric racing series is picking up speed. China Racing has been officially proposed as the second of ten teams that will compete in the zero-emissions championship, which launches next year (UK team Drayson Racing was the first team to sign up, in January). The announcement was made this week at… Read more »

Drayson Racing is first team to sign up for 2014 Formula E Championship

Drayson Racing Technologies announced at this week’s Low Carbon Racing Conference that its team intends to race in the inaugural season of the Formula E Championship in 2014. The FIA-sanctioned event will feature cars racing on the streets of 10 of “the world’s greatest cities,” powered exclusively by renewable electric energy. Drayson plans to field… Read more »

Rio to host all-electric Formula E Championship

The Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA) has reached an agreement with the city of Rio de Janeiro to host the first Formula E Championship, featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy, in 2014. At a recent meeting the city’s Mayor declared the proposed urban track near the Gloria Marina “spectacular.” Promoting the event will be Formula E… Read more »