Last weekend I attended the ninth Formula E race of the season in Monaco. I represented our partner ConMoto, one of the leading management consulting firms. ConMoto sponsors HWA Racelab with Gary Paffet and Stoffel Vaandorne as drivers.
Formula E seeks, in its own words “to serve as a competitive platform for global car manufacturers and
mobility providers to test and develop road-relevant technologies.”
The events take place over a single action-packed day. The race lasts for approx. 45 minutes.
It’s really exciting to see first-hand how this new style of racing is developing.
Since the launch in 2014 there have been more than 50 Formula E races.
Motorsport has always tested the way for new technologies that eventually appear in road cars and Formula E is now doing exactly that for electric mobility. More and more market leaders in the automotive industry are investing heavily into Formula E.
The growing popularity and focus towards electric racing is evident by the presence of OEMs and TIERs such as: BMW, Audi, Magna, Schaeffler and ZF to name but a few. Many more, for example Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have decided to participate next season.
The Formula E series is an amazing experience: the powerful electric drives, the interesting race format, the fascinating locations in the centre of 12 iconic cities around the globe and last but not least the excellent hospitality and organisation of such a large event. Formula E is changing the perception of electric vehicles and even Lewis Hamilton has recently said that Formula E is “going to be the future.”
The all-electric street racing championships are unpredictable, fast and exciting. It doesn’t matter anymore that the sound is missing, the competition between the drivers and the teams is all that really counts…..