All you need to know about FIA Formula E

March 11, 2015

All you need to know about FIA Formula E

March 11, 2015

formulaE_argentina_racegal 51The FIA Formula E championship is ready to hit the streets of Miami this weekend. The weather is warm, the track runs around the home of the Miami Heat and global interest in the all-electric championship is hotting up. Here is what you need to know about the Miami ePrix.

formulae_uruguay_gal2_ 30PRACTICE
Each event opens with a 45-minute practice session followed by a further 30-minute session, giving drivers their first experience of the circuit. They will have up to two cars available to them giving them the option to change cars should they wish. Full power (200kw / 270bhp) will be available throughout.

The qualifying session is a straight fight for the fastest lap time and determines the order for the day’s race. The session will last 55 minutes (40 minutes track) and see drivers divided into four groups of five cars, with each group having 10 minutes to set their best time. Full power (200kw / 270bhp) will be available throughout with drivers only able to use one car. The driver setting the fastest time will be awarded three points.

formulaE_argentina_racegal 2ePRIX
Races will begin by standing start and last for approximately one hour with drivers making one mandatory pit stop in order to change cars. Power will be restricted to ‘race mode’ (150kw / 202.5bhp) but for those drivers with FanBoost, the power output can be temporarily increased to 180kw / 243bhp for five seconds per car. Points will be awarded using the standard FIA system with the driver setting the fastest lap also receiving two additional points.

During races, drivers must make one mandatory pit stop in order to change cars. This must take place in their pit box and be observed by an FIA steward to ensure all safety equipment is correctly applied. A minimum time period (determined on the day) will also be enforced. Tire changes, unless a puncture, are not permitted during this pit stop.

formulaE_argentina_racegal 17FAN BOOST
Fans can give their favorite driver an extra speed boost by voting for them prior to the race. The three drivers with the most votes will each receive a five-second ‘power boost’ per car per driver, temporarily increasing their car’s power from 150kw to 180kw.

The FIA Formula E Championship will consist of both a drivers and a teams’ championship. A driver’s end of season total is made up of his/her best results less one. A team’s total is made up by counting all scores during the season.

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