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Formula E season starts after holidays
Recently, the 10 teams that will compete in Formula E got their electric cars – Spark-Renault SRT_01E.
Spark-Renault is a vehicle specifically designed for Formula E races. The car was designed in just over 10 months. Spark Racing Technologies was responsible for supplying the power transmission system and electronic components.
The engine – constructed by McLaren Electronic Technologies – weighs 26 kg and has a maximum power of 270 hp. The vehicle is also equipped with RESS (Rechargeable Energy Storage System).
Formula E cars will be recharged during training sessions, qualifying sessions and races, as well as at other specified times during each racing weekend. The wireless charging of Formula E cars will be carried out by Drayson Racing and its partner – QualcommHALO.
We are delighted to have worked alongside Spark ahead of the delivery of the first 10 Spark-Renaults to the Formula E teams. It was no mean feat because this is the world’s first small-scale produced single-seater electric racing car to deliver such a high level of performance. To have succeeded is another illustration of the passion that fires the teams of experts who work at Renault Sport, as well as of their grasp of advanced electric vehicle technologies.
Patrice Ratti, general manager at Renault Sport Technologies
Young Polish racing driver – 24-year-old Jakub Giermaziak – will be one of 20 drivers taking part in Formula E racing cycle.
It’s a great opportunity for further development. Electric cars can be the future of automotive industry. I’m really proud that I’ve been chosen as one of a few drivers that have a chance of testing this modern technology. I also hope that those kilometers driven during these races will be of benefit also to my team – VERVA Racing Team. I must admit I can’t wait to get inside that electric car.
The first round of Formula E season will take place on 13 September 2014 in Beijing.
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