Experience a new racing thrill with Formula E
February 14, 2020
Formula E is the world’s first all-electric international single-seater championship. Since the first race in the grounds of the Beijing Olympic Park in 2014, Formula E has grown to incorporate 12 teams and 24 drivers competing across 13 races in 11 cities worldwide.
The London E-Prix takes place on the weekend of 25 to 26 July. This event will offer spectators the chance to see motorsport’s first indoor-outdoor track. The unique layout will see drivers race from a starting grid located inside ExCeL through the Royal Docks and along the Thames waterfront, making for gripping action!
Unlike F1, the drivers in Formula E have several tools with which they can use to catch and pass other drivers on track, and this makes for plenty of overtakes and some pretty dramatic on-track action.
Attack Mode is one such feature that gives drivers an additional one-minute power boost by passing through an ‘activation zone’ on-track.
Another is ‘fanboost’ which allows fans to vote for their favourite drivers to receive a short power increase that can be used to either attack or defend from a rival during the race.
What can you expect on the day? Drama, excitement, and without a doubt, a truly memorable experience. The London E-Prix will feature two races, commonly referred to in motorsport as a ‘doubleheader’, with both Saturday and Sunday’s action running to a similar schedule.
In a nutshell, this means twice as much track action for you to savour compared to a regular Formula 1 event, and with full points awarded for each race, there’s also twice as much at stake!
A second practice session takes place mid-morning, but you’ll have plenty of time to wander around the E-Village in between without missing any of the action. Qualifying gets underway around lunchtime with the quickest driver earning pole position for race one which takes place later on Saturday afternoon.
There’ll then be a second qualifying session on Sunday to determine who’ll lead the field away for the crucial championship decider. With 24 of the world’s best drivers and 12 amazing teams competing across two races, this is one event not to miss!
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