Formula E is a recent addition to the world’s motorsports scene, an electric counterpart to the gas-guzzling established series. It does a lot right, but still nobody really seems to know what it is, what’s it’s up to, or why it’s important. Here are three things the series could do to right itself and no, they’re not…
Roborace, the new autonomous racing series set to run alongside Formula E, has just released the final design for its unbelievably cool race car designed by the guy who created the Tron: Legacy Light Cycle, and it’s both a beautiful design achievement and an engineering breakthrough.
Faraday Future, the mysterious company that gave us a non-functional Le Mans prototype wannabe concept instead of a real car months ago, finally found a functional motor vehicle to put its name on: Dragon Racing’s FIA Formula E Championship racer.
With the planned June 4 date coming up fast, Formula E had to cancel its Moscow date, shrinking the season down to ten rounds. The reason? Road closures, or more specifically, the inability to get them.
Besides a bit of YouTube fame, it’s hard to say why stuntman Damien Walters challenged himself to perform a daring backflip over a speeding Formula E race car—which he couldn’t actually see coming. It’s a stunt more impressive than anything you’ll see in a Hollywood movie because there are no wires, and no computer…
Formula E is F1's less noisey, more obscure cousin. But one place it really shines is the video highlights, which let you ride on board with the drivers as they somehow avoid crashing.
Formula E recently announced a partnership with San Francisco based Virtually Live that will eventually see their races broadcast live using virtual reality through Oculus, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR.
Roborace, the autonomous racing series that will run alongside Formula E, hired Tron: Legacy lightcycle designer Daniel Simon to create its four-wheeled racers for competition. The Verge reports that these wild dog-bone-shaped creations are packed full of sensors to keep them from Maldonado-ing into each other.
Formula E isn’t just different from its conventional sibling in what’s under the hood. Up top, there’s power boost activated by tweets, a gentle whine instead of the iconic roar, and now 360-degree cameras riding on top.
Formula E is the most exciting race series that you’ve barely heard of. It’s much like Formula One, but driven in all-electric vehicles on street circuits completely free of random rules and politicking. If you want to know more about how the cars work, this video is a great primer.
Jaguar Land Rover intends to put fully electric cars on the market in the long run, and there’s no better way to develop their technology than to go back to racing with their old pals at Williams. We can only approve.
[Everyone knows Mahindra for their heavy machinery, and their new ownership of design house Pininfarina, but their Formula E team is pretty neat, too. Here’s Bruno Senna behind the wheel at Punta del Este. Photo credit: Mahindra]
According to reports from Sky News, Jaguar Land Rover plans to announce its venture into the electric-car market on Tuesday—and they’re starting off in competition, with a team in the FIA Formula E racing series.
If you ever had worries about a future that features autonomous cars taking away the appeal of car races, never fear—the ROBORACE is here. No, seriously. This is a real thing.
As time moves onward and governments clamp down on combating climate change the debate over the Formula of Formula 1 will become more divisive as the manufacturers tied to the sport each clamor for different things. Let’s break down the debate so we as fans can start to agree on what we want from the future Formula 1.
The FIA World Motor Sport Council decided on many issues related to racing all over the world today, but all eyes were on Formula One. Today, they not only approved many of the F1 Strategy Group’s proposed changes, but they released the 2016 race calendar. Welcome back, Germany, and say hello to Baku.
Qualcomm wants to bring wireless charging to Formula E electric race cars, and probably your plug-in Prius some day too. To test the tech they’re using a tiny RC version and, naturally, racing it against the real thing. So that’s how you make recharging a battery look exciting.
Formula E briefly halted their practice session today after Sam Bird’s car lost its wheel, sending the wheel rolling down the track.
There's no doubt that Formula E is producing some great racing this season with six different winners in six races. Now Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag wants to tweak it a bit to add more fan involvement by letting fans vote for FanBoosts during the first ten minutes of the race.