Formula E News and General Discussion Thread

cider_and_toast

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Good news.

Yes, electric cars are in vogue at the moment hence the support for the series is getting stronger however, without doubt, the wheel to wheel racing is key.

Another dent in F1's armour. As each season passes and F1 still fails to challenge its core issues, it becomes less and less relevant.
 

RasputinLives

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Formula E is also doing a very good job of hoovering up the driving talent that does not have the budget or has been overlooked by the F1 teams.

Example - F2 champion Nick De Vreis is now in Formula E whilst the only graduate to F1 is Nicholas Lateffi.

Alex Albon, who is now being hailed an F1 rising star, was all signed and ready to go in Formula E this time last year as well - but for the FIA not bowing to pressure on Dan Ticktum he would be there now.
 
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cider_and_toast

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The thing is, if you are a talented young driver, the performance differential in FE is small enough for that talent to make a difference on the track. They have to race hard, elbows out and find the right lines.

Sadly, as we all know in F1, the performance differential is so wide a talented young driver, George Russell for example, can do nothing in a whale of a shit car.
 

cider_and_toast

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Yet he'd be getting wins in Formula E
Indeed and until the glamour of winning in FE becomes as big or bigger than F1, drivers will be content to trundle round in hopelessly uncompetitive cars rather than win races in other Formula.
 

RasputinLives

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Indeed. I'll be honest I don't ever see Formula E overtaking Formula 1. I just think one day the two series will merge and be called Formula 1 with the Formula E rules so they can keep the 'history'.
 

RasputinLives

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By the way I missed this


Basically the 4 drivers that each top their qualifying group get a point as well as the pole driver getting 3.

I'm not sure I like it but see why it's been done. Makes figuring out title stuff hard!

You can now get 31 points in a weekend.
 

Legs

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You may have your work cut out there, Ras. There were barely any tickets left when I booked at the start of December...
 

cider_and_toast

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Looking at the FE website RasputinLives there are a tiny number of individual £99 seats for both days in the start line grandstand and a good number of seats left in the E Village for £15. The trouble with the E village seats is that they are not trackside and you watch the race on big screens.
 

FB

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I looked at the price to go to London and it's cheaper to go to the e-Prix in Monaco! Just think about that, attending an event in the East End is costs more than the same event in the most expensive place in the world to live.
 
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