Formula E, Electric Car Race
Posted on September 5, 2015 | Posted in Did You Know | Leave a response
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.
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.
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.
host is any organization that provides resources and facilities for a function or event
an event is something that happens, or might happen
held means occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
last means persist for a specified period of time
practice is a customary way of operation or behavior
qualifying means a systematic examination performed to ascertain if an entity or item is capable of meeting necessary requirements.
racing is the sport of engaging in contests of speed
battery is a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series
consist means have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in
compete means engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
sported means wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
horsepower is a unit of power equal to 746 watts
pitstop is a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car
recharge means energize a battery by passing a current through it
immediately means without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
fans is an enthusiastic devotee of sports
participate means become a participant; be involved in
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