Post by ~misfit~ Post by Bruce Hoult Post by John
Don't watch Formula E because they make such a horrid noise.
Doesn't E pretty much use all common parts? How much room is there
for innovation in the rules?
The formula is gradually being freed up with more scope for teams to differentiate.
Season 1: identical cars (except setup): Dallara chassis, McLaren
electric motor (from the P1), Williams battery, Hewland 5 speed
gearbox, Michelin tyres.
Season 2: identical chassis and battery, teams can make their own
electric motor, inverter. ECU, gearbox (some went for only 1 gear),
cooling, susppension. Race power increased from 150 to 170 kW (200 kW
in quali). 28 kWh battery.
Season 3 (now): maximum regeneration increased from 100 to 150 kW.
Maximum battery weight increased from 200 to 230 kg.
Season 4 (2017-18): quali power increased to 220 kW
Season 5 (2018-19): only one car per driver can be using in the race
instead of swapping cars near the midpoint. New 250 kg 54 kWh battery
made by McLaren (using cells from Sony).
Thanks for that young fella, I hadn't seen a nice simple summary like that
Previous to this year I'd watched only a few races, now and then whenever I
needed a motorsprot fix and found a torrent when I had enough upload credit.
This year, because Mitch is in the series I've tried to watch every race
(but as usual due to lack of backing he's in a 'development' role :-/ ).
I've always disliked the whole changing car thing, mainly because as I see
it it was telling the viewing public that electric cars weren't ready for a
proper race series without using *two* per driver.
To me that's completely the wrong message to be associating with electric
cars. I'm pleased to see that it's in its last season. :)
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
Monaco or the run around the warehouses in New Jersey (?) a few weeks ago.
speed, they often feel too narrow to allow for more dynamic racing.
around a bit more for more competitive racing.
Though I suppose they need to look "futuristic".