Formula E, Electric Car Race

Formula E Held in London

Formula E in London

This is the first electric car racing in the world, Formula E.

Held by FIA

Formula E is first organized in 2014. The organization that host this racing event is the FIA ​​or Federation Internationale de l’Automobile. This organization is also known as the hosts for Formula 1 and various other international races.

10 Round, 10 Cities

Formula E was started from September 2014 to June 2015. This electric car racing is held in 10 rounds in 10 cities in 10 countries. There are: Beijing, Buenos Aires, London, and so on. In each city, the race only lasts one day, from practicing, qualifying, and racing.

The Drivers

Electric car race was followed by 10 teams. Each team consists of 2 drivers. The drivers had already competed in numerous international car races such as Formula 1. Uniquely, in this race, there are two female drivers.

The Battery is a 200 Kilowatts

Formula-E racing cars are an electric powered cars. The cars are sported a 200 kilowatts (kW) battery. This battery power is same with 270 horsepower. As a comparison, a formula 1 racing car has the full power of 600 horsepower. In addition, Formula E driver must only use the power of 150kW.

Formula E Pitstop in Long Beach

Formula E Pitstop in Long Beach

Change Car

In Formula E, there is only 1 pitstop. At the pitstop, driver may not recharge the battery. However, the drivers can change the car. Yes, every driver has 2 racing car. So, when they entered the pitstop, the driver immediately out from his first car, then get in to the second car.

The Support of Fans

In this electric car races, fans can participate in selecting their favorite driver at the Formula-E website. The three favorite formula-E racer, will get additional power from 150 kW to 180 kW. The additional power is used only for 5 seconds in the race.

Vocabulary

host

host is any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event

event

an event is something that happens, or might happen

held

held means occupied or in the control of; often used in combination

last

last means persist for a specified period of time

practice

practice is a customary way of operation or behavior

qualifying

qualifying means a systematic examination performed to ascertain if an entity or item is capable of meeting necessary requirements.

racing

racing is the sport of engaging in contests of speed

battery

battery is a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

consist

consist means have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in

compete

compete means engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

sported

sported means wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

horsepower

horsepower is a unit of power equal to 746 watts

pitstop

pitstop is a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car

recharge

recharge means energize a battery by passing a current through it

immediately

immediately means without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

fans

fans is an enthusiastic devotee of sports

participate

participate means become a participant; be involved in

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