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The FIA’s new electric Formula E championship launches in 2014.

Formula E launch car at Frankfurt Auto Show

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    They can’t be serious, right? Both drivers and fans will hate it, so I don’t find any sensible reason for introducing such a stupid system.

    #241569
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    They are completely mad

    #241570
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    Viewed as a way to encourage drivers to connect with the viewers (let’s not say fans just yet) I can see where they are coming from. F1 is a good example where access to the stars is not what it could be – take the V8 Supercars where the commentary team interview drivers as they do their slowdown lap after qualifying!

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    Bradley, my problem with it is that it is a completely unsporting gimmick. Therefore, if it has any impact on the racing at all (which is the whole point) it doesn’t belong in the series. Motorsport is not and should not be a popularity show masquerading as a talent show. It is a sport, and in sport fan support should only go as far as giving a psychological advantage, not a tangible one.

    #241572
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    Urgh.

    I was all set to give Formula-E a chance, regardless of having to change cars as a battery-endurance cop-out, I was still a wee bit excited in seeing a new set of races in some of the greatest cities on earth.

    Battery powered single seaters should have been unique enough a niche for fans to watch at least one race.

    #241573
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    Still can’t get over this either:

    Pit stop will involve a change of car: when the battery runs out, the driver will make a pit stop, then will run 100 metres to climb into a recharged car

    #241574
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    Pit stop will involve a change of car: when the battery runs out, the driver will make a pit stop, then will run 100 metres to climb into a recharged car

    @meander Please tell me that you are joking…

    #241575
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    @matthijis

    No joke my friend :-(

    #241576
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    Why so many dubious gimmicks? Vote to pass….run to change cars…eh it seems like a reality TV show for dumbed down mass audiences.

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