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General Chat Thread, Formula E in General; It's a beautiful sound. I've heard everything from the V10 era forwards (including the ferrari V12s) and they were some ...
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    It's a beautiful sound. I've heard everything from the V10 era forwards (including the ferrari V12s) and they were some of my favourites. The free Renault events at Silverstone were great for that, they'd bring on the Renault 3.5 races and you think "blimey, they're loud". Then in the middle of the race, even with the whole field in front of you revving like mad, you hear something start. That something was FAR louder than ALL of those 3.5l beasts put together, you felt it from half way around the circuit. That something was the Renault F1 starting up for it's presentation/demo engine fireup. I remember sprinting from the end of the start straight to the central village as soon as it happened as I knew they were going to make it sing the French National Anthem Some plonkers were wearing ear protectors!


    What I wouldn't give to hear that in a tunnel.

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    I wish I could be one of those drivers driving them

    That BBC video shows the E-car at the garage I used at donington park

    o well.... Karting at Thruxton on the 2nd 45min GP with 18 karts.

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    This does look awesome, can't wait to see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Yes that's a photo, that's luca digrassi.
    I recognised the helmet... what confused me more was the steering wheel... but I'm starting to think it's an odd perspective in the middle of a corner...

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    Final Lap Of Formula E Beijing 2014 Race [Heidfeld Is OK]


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    dull. the show pn itv4 was just soooooooooo much waffle before the race glad i watched it recorded 50 odd mins of pointless waffle. the race was boring baring the end think ill stick with v8's and btcc think id rather watch formula ford.

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    ITV4 commentary was dire but it's nice to see they can withstand a knock or two, although Bruno's wheel seem to come off quite easily. I bet Heidfeld as he did his triple somersault with twist was thinking "at least it's not going up in a ball of fire". It was pretty obvious there was little wrong with him as he thundered across the track after Prost. I expected some fisticuffs.

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    It was crap. The highlight was the crash, and even that didn't prompt any excitement afterwards as both drivers apologised and laughed about it.

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    I'm not sure how much was "boring formula" and how much was "boring circuit" because by the gods, the layout on those Beijing streets was dull. I'll give it another race to find out, but I'm not bothering with the first hour of ITV4's coverage again.

    The pit stops were hilarious though. "Ok, quick, everyone drive into these gazebos and hop into the next car!" For a series meant to promote electric cars, having to have a second car on hand because the battery life is so crap isn't really sending the right message, is it?

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    The coverage was pretty dire, the cars themselves sound rubbish and are too slow. However, this is the start with a standard pre-manufactured car, from next year teams will be able to design their own car and there should be big developments in the power train and batteries, plus plans to build wireless charging into the road which will improve things.
    If the series can last a few years whilst developing into something decent we could see some real innovation coming through, which will hugely benefit electric road cars.
    They could still do with improving the sound, maybe built in amp and speakers with a V8 engine sample ;-)



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