Weird noises, no fueling stops and slow cars? Sounds like a recipe for Formula F. But is the FIA's new Formula E electric-car racing series actually the best thing to happen to auto racing since Fangio? Think hard.

This week on /SHAKEDOWN, Leo tells you everything you need to know to become a fan (or foe) of Formula E, from the 10-race Berlin-to-Bangkok calendar, to the teams involved (yes, Andretti's involved), to the two mandatory pitstops, during which drives don't swap batteries, they swap cars.

But will racing fans get over the lack of the noises they've come to expect from racing — that is, those tiny explosions heard in rapid succession — or will they turn away from Formula E's "giant RC-car" sound profile?