How is Formula E different from other conventional races?

How is Formula E different from other conventional races?

Formula E has become the trend car competition in recent years. The most sustainable race on the planet is a scenario to visualize all the technological advances that are subsequently incorporated into the street models. But what are the differences it has with Formula 1? Below we explain them to you:

Motors, the most obvious difference: the cars are powered by electric motors, something rare (MotoE is another case). As we already told you, the second generation E formula has a 250 kW (340 hp) engine that accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and reaches 280 km / h.

  • Limited power. This maximum power cannot be used during the race, in which only 200 kW (274 hp) are available.
  • Urban circuits. The grand prizes or E-Prix do not take place in closed circuits, but in the streets of some of the most important cities in the world (New York, Paris, etc.)
  • Different competition format. Unlike what usually happens with other competitions, most of the great Formula E prizes are held on one day (Saturday). In addition, they have their own format.

On Saturday, January 18, there are two practices of 45 and 30 minutes. It is rolled with 200 kW (270 hp), although one lap with maximum power (250 kW) and another with 225 kW are available.

That same day the qualification is celebrated (250 kW), which determines the starting grid. For an hour, the drivers, divided into four groups of up to six cars, fight for six minutes to achieve the best time. The first six go to the Super Pole shoot-out to try to achieve the pole.

E-Prixes are also very different from what we are used to. Not only for the absence of a thunderous noise and pit stops, but for its duration: after 45 minutes, the car that crosses the finish line must still make one more lap to win.

Other special elements of this electric competition are the 'Attack Mode' and the 'Fanboost', which respectively offer extra power to pilots who pass through an activation zone located outside the normal route and the five most voted by fans.

  • Scoring: Although maintaining the F1 system, Formula E also introduces new features in this section. The driver who achieves the pole takes three additional points, and the one who gets the fastest lap during the race, one.

To follow the latest news of Formula E, sponsored by Enel X, you can enter the official website of the International Automobile Federation See you on January 18 at the O’higgins Park!