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Old 13th September 2014, 08:33   #1
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First season of Formula E is set to start this weekend in China.

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Among the driver lineup, we have Ayrton Senna's nephew Bruno Senna and Alain Prost's son Nicolas Prost battling it out in evenly matched cars paving the way for the new-age Senna-Prost battle.

Overview
  • There will be 10 teams, 20 drivers, and 40 cars
  • Each team will include 2 drivers and 4 cars
  • e-Prix will be held in 10 cities across the world
  • Racing circuits will be held in cities, and will be approximately 2.5 km to 3 km long
  • Cars will accelerate from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 3 seconds, with a maximum speed of 220 km/h
  • Noise decibel levels will be approximately 80 dB (SPL) (ordinary car: 70 dB; bus: 90 dB; old Formula One car on track (V10) 130 dB)

Event
  • Early morning: free practice session, followed by qualifying
  • Late morning: qualifying 1 lap time each driver with both cars A and B
  • Afternoon: a 2-hour break to recharge the cars
  • Evening: the race, with 2 stints and 1 pit stop
  • Pit stop will involve a change of car: when the battery runs out a driver will make a planned pit stop and switch into a new fully charged car
  • Races are planned to be 45 minutes in length.

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Source: Wikipedia, image from formulaspy

TV Coverage:
Star Sports 4/HD2

Timing:

Saturday
07:55-08:30 - Practice
09:15-10:30 - Qualifying
13:00-14:45 - Race

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Sounds like the offspring of starscream heading in a bunch to the playground, that does.
That had to be the longest formation lap in history.

A bit slow, but let's see.
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Holy!!!!!!!!!!
What the hell was that!!!

Now THAT was a finish. Who is the race director, ekta Kapoor?
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Pretty boring until the crash... Prost - Heidfeld.
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Pathetic organizing from a safety standpoint. Glad that the first race didn't end up as a black day in the history of motorsport. I was really surprised to see that Heidfeld had to crawl out of the car by himself and walk into the pit lane after such a crash in a race organized by FIA. Where were the track Marshalls and other emergency crew after such a horrifying crash?

Coming to the incident, that was a considerable change of direction from Prost at the last minute, he should have blocked the path a couple of seconds earlier before Heidfeld was already side by side.

I thought Chandok was running in P6 before the crash and all of a sudden, we see him still finishing in P6 after the top 2 crashed. What happened there? And what happened with Abt's 3rd place? It was very confusing in the end.
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Im going to watch the Malaysia race because my old pal is the Mahindra Racing MAN! Hence I am going to root for them big time!
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Move over Maldonado.. Prost is here
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That has got to be the stupid'est move I have ever seen. I think Prost should come out and say he did it on purpose, as without intention I can't see any sense in that move. What the hell was he smoking?
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Seems like Alain taught his son well. Just the right tricks to take people out when they try to overtake you. Why am I not surprised!
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Missed this. Wanted to see if it could be a stop gap arrangement to occupy the weekends when F1 goes on the annual break. But the space is too much so will probably have to club in with football and some other sports after the Winter break in F1.

Its an interesting idea. Not sure what it looked like when they were actually racing. Any videos anywhere?
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2nd race is set to be on the same day as the final race of the F1 calendar. Looks like this is going to be a very busy Sunday for the motorsport fans.
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3rd race of Formula E is tonight at Punta del Este, Uruguay.

TV Timing:
Qual: 10.00pm-11.00pm @ SS-HD2
Race: 11.00pm-12.45am @ SS-HD2/SS-1

Practice shown now in SS-4.

Jean-Eric Vergne will debut today.

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Franck Motagny tests positive for cocaine derivative:

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117253

I havent read anything like this in recent times. Makes me wonder what people like James Hunt had in his system during the 70's and how some drivers pulled in their last fag just before the formation lap.
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