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Neil

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FORMULA E
« on: April 14, 2018, 04:02:52 pm »


Is formula E boring or what..........I fall asleep every time I watch it...........


its not the pace of the cars or the fact that it sounds like a hundred dentist drills boring into your head,  but they choose the narrowest of tracks making overtaking almost impossible, no excitement and rules that I just cannot understand. you need a doctorate in kinetic energy and electronics combined to even understand what is going on.


third season now, and I still can't stay awake.


Roll on the second meeting of the BTCC........
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Re: FORMULA E
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 04:07:56 pm »


Great idea but really needs a PR / promotion rethink.... it is boring on TV.



.... introduce missiles?!   ok2
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Re: FORMULA E
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 04:19:51 pm »

What sort of race is it when you have to set your pace to how much of your battery power you use?

Its undoubtedly the future of motorsport but it has many obstacles to overcome yet. For instance having to stop half way through to change cars because you have completely used up the battery pack.

They need to conquer the power output of the batterys so that a car lasts a full meaningful race distance (they are only doing a 100 miles not 200 like F1) and that they can do it at a pace that lasts - not slow down after 15 laps because the battery is depleted.

Its more a battery management exercise than racing at the moment.

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Re: FORMULA E
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 04:22:18 pm »



Great idea but really needs a PR / promotion rethink.... it is boring on TV.



.... introduce missiles?!   ok2



lets not go there Martin............I fire enough on here as it is...............just waiting incoming as I rapidly build a bunker in my back garden..................only 25 miles as crow flies from Heysham nuclear power station.....getting a bit worried.......... and saying a few words to him upstairs :embarrassed: %) :o
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Re: FORMULA E
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 04:49:52 pm »


Its more a battery management exercise than racing at the moment.


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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 05:10:27 pm »


Great idea but really needs a PR / promotion rethink.... it is boring on TV.



.... introduce missiles?!   ok2


Or a Figure of Eight Circuit!
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Re: FORMULA E
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 05:18:54 pm »

Scalectrix is more exciting ;D
500 racing is doubly exciting.


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Re: FORMULA E
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 05:37:30 pm »

that horrible wailing noise from the motor/transmission gets right up our noses
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 06:11:37 pm »

I'd love to know the grubby political deals that were done to finance this 'jollies for the boys' sport. It looks to be decades away from covering its costs so where does the money come from?
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Re: FORMULA E
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 06:26:00 pm »


What sort of race is it when you have to set your pace to how much of your battery power you use?

Its undoubtedly the future of motorsport but it has many obstacles to overcome yet. For instance having to stop half way through to change cars because you have completely used up the battery pack.

They need to conquer the power output of the batterys so that a car lasts a full meaningful race distance (they are only doing a 100 miles not 200 like F1) and that they can do it at a pace that lasts - not slow down after 15 laps because the battery is depleted.

Its more a battery management exercise than racing at the moment.


It is similar for F1, it is necessary to manage the consumption and to stop to fill the reservoir
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