Een Formule 1-competitie, maar dan met alleen elektrische race-auto’s. Gaat dat ooit aanslaan? De FIA, organisator van de F1-races, heeft er alle vertrouwen in.
After the latest preparatory races in mid-August on England’s Donington Park circuit, all eyes are now on the first world championship of electric cars, to be held Sept. 13 in Beijing. Get used to the name: it’s called Formula E.
“Even if it will probably never overtake Formula One, Formula E should be considered the automobile competition of the future,” says French racer and former F1 champion Alain Prost.
Formula E is the first championship organized by the International Federation of Automobile (FIA) for vehicles powered by electric engines. The competition was first conceived of in 2011 when the president of FIA, Frenchman and former Peugeot and Ferrari manager Jean Todt, felt it was high time they created an environmentally friendly competition.