While Formula One wanders circuits increasingly losing audience and interest, Formula E is born with the great expectations surrounding novelty and the momentum that new technology manufacturers are willing to give it.
The goals of car races have been extensive, ranging from, obviously, the interest for speed and knowing who will be the winner through development of engines and other parts of the vehicle for its further introduction and manufacturing in series vehicles. Reducing emissions and improving engine performance has resulted in Formula One heading towards a land that does not favor it at all. The roar of the engines is now being appeased by the novelties they have been implemented and the public already sees the whole as a carousel.
And there comes the Formula E
And as if it came out of the blue, a new competition appears that could replace the Formula One in a few years. At electric speeds, the public is not going to claim engine noise, because they know in advance that this is not the attraction. However, competition will be high because of the similarity of the different teams and the great power response, similar to Formula One. There will be 10 teams with identical technologies that will need to be further developed to become more competitive and achieve victory.
Support from manufacturers
The development of electric mobility will have a perfect ally in Formula E. Experimentation on basic parts such as batteries, electric motors or recharge, will be a perfect test bed for technology manufacturers that are rubbing their hands in glee thinking of the good positioning they will achieve by sponsoring the event.
One such manufacturer is the German company Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, which has reached an agreement with the E Racing Team ABT Sportsline Fórmula, which is the only German team at the competition. Würth Elektronik is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components that will provide low loss inductors, transformers and high performance connectors.
Both ABT Sportsline as Würth Elektronik are placing high hopes in this competition in which they will participate in 10 events along urban circuits worldwide. The first race will start in Beijing on September 13, 2014, and we will see the first European race on May 9, 2015 in Monaco.
Oliver Konz and Thomas Schrott, Würth Elektronik CEOs have no doubts: “For us, as developer and manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, Formula E not only offers a fabulous advertising platform, it also helps us to gain first-hand experience in the development of future e-mobility market and in the introduction of our innovative products, even at this early stage. “