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  1. tatcat

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    Preview show just on
    Looks like an interesting season
    First race on the 15th
    Some big name manufacturers
    Felipe Massa driving for team venturi
     
  2. BartonWorkman

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    With Porsche and Mercedes-Benz giving up WEC P1 and DTM respectively to concentrate
    on Formula E, it should be telling us that where the money is flowing in racing currently is
    to F-E.

    The mere presence of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz at this level is going to raise the stakes
    tremendously and the technology will be going off the scale now as well. It definitely deserves
    watching now with these two powerhouses moving in.

    Read also that Porsche is considering bringing in Brendan Hartley for one of their rides. Why not?
    He did stellar work for them in the WEC 919 program.

    BHW
     
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  3. tatcat

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    The cars look great
    I'd like to see more tracks rather than all those street courses
    But I guess that's one of the selling points
     
  4. JTSE30

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    From what I understand, they cannot realistically run on any high speed tracks, they cannot do high speed, zaps the battery pack too quickly. And with new car setups, no longer swapping cars halfway during race, managing the decline of the battery is the game. Street courses are tight, slow speed (< 140mph). The series is apparently not very popular, they seem to have a hard time giving tickets away much less selling them.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4284060/formula-e-ticket-sales-montreal-auditor-general/

    http://en.nhandan.org.vn/sports/item/6918202-motor-racing-formula-e-faces-moment-of-truth-in-season-five.html
     
  5. BartonWorkman

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    Get ready for Formula E to explode this season.

    With Porsche and Mercedes-Benz ready to spend millions to move their technologies forward. It is
    well known that Mercedes-Benz is in collaboration with Tesla using their battery platform and working
    with the F-1 team at Brackley.

    Porsche never gets into any racing situation as a factory where they don't have some sort of an advantage.

    Formula One could only wish they had this many manufacturers participating currently. Follow the
    money, it's now flowing to F-E. It's about to get really interesting.

    BHW
     
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  6. Nembo1777

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    Yes now it gets interesting and I watch most races on video, even more so this coming season. The biggest and permanent problem is the lack of noise we have come to expect as part of the excitement in motorsport, that is the biggest cause of the lack of spectators.

    I have been tempted to go up to Paris to see the race there but at that track unless you have a grandstand seat you can't really see anything so I can't be bothered.
     
  7. BartonWorkman

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    Ran across a Formula E feature on NBCS two nights ago which was a preview for
    the upcoming season.

    There was mention of the sound levels and evidently that is something which is going
    to be improved. There wasn't really any detail about this but it is an issue that is being
    addressed evidently.

    Perhaps it will be something along the lines of what Fisker did with the Karma when the
    car is engaged in full electric mode emits what sounds like an electric guitar being strummed
    which at first is kind of weird but like everything, you get used to it.

    The cars look cool enough with the integrated halo that Formula One will be following
    in due course and plenty of competitive teams and drivers. F-E is an evolving thing and
    while I've never really made a point of watching it live I will this season.

    BHW
     
  8. TeamF1Jr

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    It was a well polished preview show. Really seemed to focus more on the teams and personalities than the racing, and for new fans that's not necessarily a bad thing. I wish Indycar would do something at that level of polish.
     
  9. Rob Lay

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    Is the copy of show anywhere out there? Our parent has a piece of Formula E. I told detractors last year it would be about the the manufacturers and future, they didn't get it.
     
  10. TeamF1Jr

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    Here ya go Rob, in 2 parts



     
  11. BartonWorkman

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    Not sure why but I had thought the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were set to enter
    Formula E this season but they're rather coming in next season.

    Not sure why the long delay but Porsche trotted out their car at a Porsche event over
    the weekend.

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