Formula E season ending: A season of exciting racing nears conclusion



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Formula E leader Jean-Eric Vergne is looking to make it back-to-back titles, but there are many permutations ahead of this weekend's climax in New York

Formula E leader Jean-Eric Vergne is wanting to make it back-to-back titles, however there are numerous permutations before this weekend’s climax in New york city
Formula E season finale on the BBC
Location: New York City Dates: 13-14 July
Protection: You can watch complete race coverage from 20: 30 BST Saturday, 13 and Sunday 14 July on the BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website and app.

Formula E really has it all: crashes, pile-ups, bumper-to-bumper racing, narrow twisty circuits and multiple winners – which’s simply in one season that isn’t even over yet.

In its five-year presence, it has actually created its own niche as an eco-friendly racing series, enabling manufacturers to test and establish new innovation for the electric car market.

However it is the racing that appears to be effecting modification within motorsport.

While Formula 1 – in its 70 th year – fights criticism over the sport being too predictable, with questionable penalties dictating race outcomes and a shortage of close racing, the Formula E season has actually been packed with thrilling races.

The title race comes to a head this weekend with a double-header in New York City, where Jean-Eric Vergne will hope to convert his commanding 32- point lead at the top of the drivers’ standings into his 2nd succeeding title.

The phase could not be more grand for the season finale, however just what is it that makes Formula E so electrifying?

Narrow, twisty circuits – where team-mates tangle

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Jerome d’Ambrosio wins second Formula E race in Morocco

The narrow street circuits of Formula E, with some difficult 90- degree corners, can make overtaking tough. But the close distance of the walls and the absence of run-off locations suggests the margin for error is smaller, and races see regular yellow flags and security cars and trucks.

The only possible method to manage your rival is to dive for the short-term gaps, or attack on a straight with the additional 25 kw of power from the Attack Mode or Fanboost bonus offers afforded to the drivers during a race.

In Morocco, Britain’s Sam Bird lost his location at the front of the race to the 2 BMW i Andretti motorists of Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims, who swapped positions as leaders till an over-excited Sims secured, revealing his team-mate the wall.

Da Costa was out, and fuming, as Jerome d’Ambrosio inherited triumph.

Closer racing – where triumph can vanish in an immediate

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Formula E: GB’s Sam Bird removed of Hong Kong victory

Automobiles getting as close as they can is something fans love, even if it doesn’t always work out so effectively for the motorists.

In Formula E there’s less ‘dirty air’ interfering with the flow from the aerodynamics of the automobile in front – as in F1 – indicating chauffeurs can get closer to their rivals.

Having invested much of the Hong Kong E-Prix secured fight, Virgin Envision Racing’s Sam Bird pierced leader Andre Lotterer’s best rear tire when going for an overtake on the last lap.

Bird was offered a five-second charge for what was a “horrible move”, according to Lotterer, removing him of his win after he had already collected the trophy on the podium and dropping him down to sixth.

Power save – when the battery passes away

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Formula E: Last-gasp Lucas Di Grassi wins Mexico E-Prix

In previous years, Formula E chauffeurs had to pit for a brand-new vehicle as the batteries did not last for the duration of the race.

But the new ‘Gen2’ automobiles can hold on for the 45- minutes-plus-one-lap race duration as long as drivers save enough energy to cross the line with some battery life remaining.

In Mexico, the race went to the line. Right to the line.

Mahindra’s Pascal Wehrlein was about to take his very first series success after leading much of the race. Audi Sport’s Lucas di Grassi invested much of it chasing him down however was unable to discover a gap to surpass.

Instead of requiring the concern, he sensibly chose to alleviate the burden on his remaining 2%of battery power by drafting the leader.

What followed was a wonderful edge-of-your-seat minute, Di Grassi swooping around Wehrlein simply metres before the line and stealing triumph as the 1?ttery in the stricken Mahindra ticked down to no.

Abilities really matter …

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Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne wins remarkable Monaco E-Prix

One key difference between Formula E and F1 is that in the electrical series the cars and trucks run the very same chassis and battery. Therefore no one automobile dominates. Instead, drivers should rely on ability – which discusses why, up until Monaco, there had actually been eight races with 8 different winners.

Far from racing, Formula E has actually been hosted by a few of the most significant and most remarkable cities around the world to share its environmental capabilities and showcase the very best electric automobile technology the manufacturers need to provide.

The cars and trucks use road-suitable Michelin tyres which can be recycled, and throughout race weekends the series promotes the restriction of single-use plastics, such as water bottles for viewers and groups.

Simply as F1 presses the borders on design, innovation, composite products, and aerodynamic capabilities, Formula E is an opportunity for the similarity Jaguar, Audi, BMW and other manufacturers to invest in the future of electric roadway vehicles.

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