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Old 14-09-2014, 15:40   #1
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Formula E -Season 2014

Just sitting down to watch the first race. Anyone have comments about this new form of Motorsport?
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Re: Formula E -S eason 2014

I posted something in the f1 thread, i'll copy it here when you've finished as it contains spoilers! Enjoy the race!
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You know when they show the drivers in their cars with their helmets on and you can only see their eyes and nose? Looking at Nico Prost on the grid yesterday it was scary how much he looked like his dad. Got me a bit choked.

Did anybody watch it? I was a little underwhelmed if I'm honest. Fortunately the fan-boost didn't seem to have much effect, and it certainly wasn't made obvious when it was being used - I had feared some sort of fanfare. Hopefully that will quietly die a death now. The track was very poor, but I suppose that's the trade-off if you want to race in iconic cities. Hopefully this series will put an end to talk of a London f1 Grand Prix. The cars look awesome, and there was some good racing in midfield. Also nice to see the top half so close at the end of the race, but I'm sure that will go with development next year. Any drama in the pit stops has been lost, and if anything the series shows the limitations of the batteries. Had we not had the safety car I think some would have struggled to make the end. Had it not been for the crash at the end, which we can say was stunning because nobody was hurt, there wouldn't have been a lot to say for this race.

We'll see, i'll certainly give it more time.
I posted this on the f1 thread. What did you think.
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I watched a couple of programme on formula E last weekend and found it interesting, the race, honestly I feel asleep. Having to manage the cars power output so the race wasn't flat out for the 25 laps and made it seem like a slow, sedate Sunday afternoon drive.
In its current guise I don't see the series lasting long and changes need to be made to make it more appealing to armchair viewers.
I'm sure that live is a spectacle and a worthy day out as you get practice, qually and the race all on the same day. Watching from home it's too short and too slow. Add to that the 8 weeks or so before the next round interest will wain and no doubt I'll forget it's on.
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Re: Formula E -Season 2014

I'm caught between thinking that smog covered Beijing was an inspired choice for the first round of an electric car series and thinking that the compromises that had to be made with the track meant they should have gone elsewhere. The Malaysian track looks a lot better, especially that last curve into the start/finish straight, so I'll certainly watch the next round. I'm also hoping that as the series progresses they'll find some speed and keep the cars all out and on track for longer - they must have one of the most talented driver lineups outside of f1 so the potential is there.
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