Behind the development of the first all-electric Formula E racing series is the desire for sustainable mobility. It serves as a “playground” for car manufacturers and suppliers. A total of nine manufacturers are researching, testing and improving new road-relevant technologies here. But does motorsport still exert the same fascination?
Currently eleven teams with 22 drivers are competing in the FIA Formula E. Special challenges make it one of the most exciting and intensive racing series in the world. No other motorsport series is so close to the action as the races take place on street courses right in the city centers of various capitals in the world. Exactly where the electromobility of tomorrow will take place. Both training and qualifying as well as the race itself are held on the same day. Thanks to the new double energy storage capacity, car replacement during the race is a thing of the past, enabling higher speeds and greater performance.
Formula E matches KUKA’s expertise in the automotive, eMobility and battery sectors. Therefore, the company has been supporting the “Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler” team from Kempten as a partner and sponsor since March 2017. The two drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi are already among the “old hands” in Formula E. They are two of only five drivers who have contested all 47 races in the history of the racing series so far.
Fans can actively participate in the race with FanBoost
Unique in motorsport is the FanBoost, which allows fans to directly influence the racing action. The five drivers with the most votes get the chance for a unique 5-second energy boost from 272 hp to 340 hp. For motorsport fans, this means “pure excitement” – not just in the middle of it, but full of it.
It’s best to take part in the next race yourself and give a FanBoost to your favourite.