NYC ePrix: Time for the annual Formula E trip to the US

We announce before the end of the week one of our favorite series. The Formula E electric racing series returns to Brooklyn next weekend. This is the first time the series has returned to North America since 2019, as it was dropped last year for obvious reasons. COVID-19 caused most of Season 6 to happen in Berlin's Templehof Arena, but Season 7 is back to normal starting in February, with the FIA ​​(now responsible for global motorsport) now being blessed as the official world champion. Ahead of the launch of the New York ePrix, Ares announced a presence with some teams and drivers to see if one of our favorite racing series is still going.

Read more Formula E becomes the new champion by winning its sixth season in Berlin. Although Saturday's match will be the tenth season of the seventh season, epidemics will continue this year. Quaid canceled scheduled matches in Santiago, Chile and Morocco, preventing spectators from participating in the Rome and Valencia tournaments in Spain. Their absence was taken into account, even if it caused drivers to evacuate between sessions during sessions.

"We're here to entertain people, and the lack of people to enjoy what we were doing was great. It's disappointing." “It’s good to see the fans excited, they want to sign.” People who smile when they see their favorite drivers or their favorite cars, so yeah, the fans were there and I can’t wait to get them back.”

Teammate Mitch Evans agreed. He told me Evans: “It was very shocking. When we went to Berlin, it was the first time we didn't have fans, just the basics." Honestly, you just don't know how crowded it is to have so many people. It brings excitement to the event."

< h2> An exciting race in Monaco, with real overtaking?

The Monaco ePrix received some for the first time in May. fans, and it was also the first time Formula E was able to use the entire song design instead of the semi-orbit it used for the series, and it's the first of few hits to town (well, roughly; The Nouvelle Chicane underwent baby changes compared to the F1 version.) The electric lives up to the occasion, making it one of the emirate's most exciting races in decades with plenty of real overtaking, something that Formula 1 has always been near impossible to do.

“Formula E showed an amazing performance. In particular, Mitch, frankly, helped build it.” Bird, referring to Evans’ third place.” These cars deserve to be in full orbit, and we’ve proven that we can Do a good job. You know you'll always have someone compare at different times [between different series], but as long as we show well, that's the main thing. The point is to do, not compare [Formula E] to another class. Evans recognizes some of the ability of Formula E is encouraged to race on wheels in Monaco due to the technical nature of Formula E racing, which requires a driver as much as possible without losing speed.” The smaller size and less power also help. Lower speed means less dynamic pressure. "Obviously we rely more on mechanical strength, so when cars are not affected by turbulence or dirty weather where F1 or F2 cars are affected." Announcement

Avoiding an Arms Race

Obviously earlier this month the ePrix Monaco chain and the FIA ​​decided the event would be an annual rather than a two-year event, with the weekend remaining in F1 is a jewel in the crown, and it continues to be charming. And it would be more attractive, but how much of that is cut through the overall budget in F1, even on the cost front?

For teams and producers competing in Formula E, there have always been tensions between the desire and laws that lead to the development of many technologies versus the need to keep budgets within reason.

“At the beginning of our Formula E career, we realized that if we weren't thorough, it would be because of Ian James, Mercedes-AQ Formula E Team Principal: 'Number of OEMs are involved in this issue - and once in a while. Others present ourselves as our own worst enemy, "that could turn into an arms race." This is something that should be avoided because the stability of the series will be negatively affected financially from the show. "

Therefore, we may soon see cost constraints on Formula E." That discussion is now going on, and the point is really, with Gen3 [the next evolution of Formula E cars, leading into Chapter Eight] we'll see an appreciation of the cost constraints from a competitive and manufacturing perspective. "And I think that's absolutely true.

Is Formula E really improving road cars?

Every race should be competitive." Sports, entertainment and a place for new technology development in The uncontrolled development of technology is clearly detrimental to the participant's pocket, but manufacturers say the series is precisely because of this it is a better way to build electronic cars on the roads.

"It's a very strategic fit. With our business and the shift we're making towards e-driving and the power opportunity in the car. As you can imagine, the diverse array of technologies being developed with rage in Formula E is very relevant to the aspect Other than the work," said Gordon Dee, General Manager of GKN's Center for Automotive Innovation and a key technology partner for Jaguar Racing.

READ MORE Both Audi and BMW are abandoning Formula E - for good reason. For Formula E, they're looking for a power advantage in the final corners, and that's where it all works. So there is a quest for efficiency, to integrate systems into the inverter, for example, "tell me de. advertising

" clever software algorithms to control the motor more efficiently - just system integration in reality and optimization, recognizing that while Continuing to produce a generation of in-vehicle electronics, you'll see almost invisible and closer integration using systems for performance benefits. We actually see similar components in the inverter, for example, between components used on the road and other components that are also produced for use on the road. "However, as we have detailed in the past, technical freedom in this series is limited, and both BMW and Audi have mentioned why they are ending their plans in Formula E at the end of this season." Gen3 will be available soon

The current Formula E race car, known as the Gen2 car, has been introduced for season 5 and will continue to be in use until the end of next season, before being replaced by Gen3 Design Chapter 9. The series, FIA, teams and other potential participants to determine The exact nature of the vehicle. Strength increases and weight should be reduced, but the final technical regulations still people want more?

Read more with Formula E for your next car? The flip side, James 'Mercedes' points out, is that automakers have shown in the past that when too many of them compete with too much technical freedom in a series, costs recover quickly at hand.

“Some good stuff in [Gen3],” James told Arras that sets it apart from the Gen2 and keeps everything new, but at the same time, I hope you don't drive in a financially precarious way. Companies like Mercedes want people to see something between the single-seat racing cars used in Formula E and the legal electric passenger cars that are proliferating. In practice, this happens more as a flow of information than when people work on race cars with their cars. Colleagues developing road cars work harder than actual components tested before mass production.

The dangers of Formula E Going forward, make sure the rules don't restrict cars to the point that they get hit by electric cars on the road, and EV motors are so efficient that there may be no Formula E fruit hanging low to aid in picking.

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