The Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference 2016 focused on one main issue: what will the ‘Grid of the Future’ look like? A number of industry experts were on hand to give their views on this issue during the day.
This weekend the final race of the first ever season of FIA Formula E took place in Battersea Park in London, with ten teams, and drivers including Nelson Piquet Junior, Bruno Senna (nephew of Ayrton) and Nicolas Prost (son of Alain).
On the eve of the first ever Formula E race in London, the focus of the LowCVP Conference 2015 was whether the electric race series could get motorists sufficiently excited to buy electric cars – and FIA Formula E’s Chief Executive, Alejandro Agag, was on hand to provide his view.
Based on its name, it’s fair to assume that the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power is all about Power. However once again this year, the cars that set the fastest times in the Supercars and Track Day Cars Class were the most efficient cars, not the most powerful.
The inaugural race of Formula E got under way on Saturday 13th September. The first fully electric racing series is officially homologated by the FIA and is the most definitive step towards greener motorsport since Formula-1 was hybridised.
Drayson Racing secured a podium spot at the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, with a third place finish for the all-electric B12 69/EV.
Drayson Racing has set a new World Electric Land Speed Record of 204.185mph, subject to final FIA confirmation.
Audi has won the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours with a diesel hybrid race car and quattro four-wheel drive for the second time in succession.
The Nissan ZEOD RC is claimed to be the world's fastest electric racing car that will reach speeds of more than 300km/h at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Michelin has become the Official Tyre Partner of Drayson Racing Technologies, including the Drayson B12 69/EV hypercar that will challenge for the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record.