It was in the City of Light where the lightbulb moment happened
The concept of Formula E was born in Paris as a means to demonstrate the potential of electric vehicles and alternative energy solutions through motorsport.
Williams Advanced Engineering has introduced an updated version of its 28kW
The most obvious difference between the Season 2 and 3 Formula E cars is the twin plan front wing, which has given the car a more futuristic and dramatic appearance. However, under the skin there’s been a much more significant change, one that has made the cars faster and more efficient.
The Paris ePrix, which races around the historic Les Invalides complex, will be held on May 20, 2017
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 FIA Formula E Paris ePrix on May 20
Fans will be able to follow all the action from reserved grandstand seating along with views of giant screens around the track, which takes the all-electric racing cars along the architectural complex of Les Invalides against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.
Formula E races aren’t supposed to be won like this
Pitting on lap 17 of a 45-lap race should make managing the energy to the end too much of a compromise between saving and speed. But then, cars that suffer a hit so big that they require a new rear wing aren’t supposed to win races either. And drivers who start 18th most assuredly should not be in the final reckoning.
“This year is a new car but for sure we kind of have an idea of what’s needed to be quick around here”
With less than 24 hours until the lights go out for the 2017 FIA Formula E Julius Baer Mexico City ePrix, we caught up with last year’s eventual winner, Jerome D’Ambrosio to talk us through a lap of the Formula E track on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.