F1 Legend Backs Formula E Team

Alain Prost is a French-born Formula One legend, winning four Formula One Driver Championships while driving in a style that some have called almost relaxed. He’s still a big part of motorsports, and he’s throwing his substantial pull (along with finances) behind a Formula E team called e.dams. It’s the fifth such team to sign up for the inaugural electric racing series.

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Young Japanese Driver Tries Crowdfunding A Formula E Team

The 21st century has brought about many societal and technological changes, among them the resurgence of electric cars and the use of crowdsourcing to fund projects or charities. 24-year old race car driver Yuki Shiraishi wants to use a Japanese crowdfunding website to put together a Formula E team to compete in next year’s inaugural electric racing series.

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EXCLUSIVE: Why Formula E Drivers Will Swap Cars Instead Of Batteries

Due to the limitations of battery technology, the high-performance electric racers of the upcoming Formula E series can’t complete an hour-long race on just a single charge. One would think that teams would simply swap batteries, but instead the FIA is mandating drivers switch their entire car. Many EV racing fans, ourselves included, have wondered why, so we reached out to Formula E in this exclusive interview for answers.

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Video: Lapping The Roman Coliseum In An Electric Formula E Racer

I love racing, and few motorsports have me as excited as the impending Formula E electric racing series. Billed as the Formula One of the EV world, this new series is already making big waves in both the racing and EV world. The latest bit of news comes out of Rome, which has just signed on as the first European host of the Formula E series. To celebrate, a test driver took an electric race car around the Coliseum. Not something you see every day.

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McLaren Ready For Electric Formula E Series

When the FIA announced the Formula E electric racing series, some were skeptical that such an ambitious project would even get off the ground. But several high-end racing teams have already expressed interest in racing, and you can add to that one of the most famed Formula 1 racing teams of all time; McLaren.

Yup, the Big M wants to get in on this new-fangled electric racing series. Awesome.

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