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The world's first electric single-seater race wowed the crowd at theBeijing ePrixand went viral on social networks, hitting the record of one billion interactions.
The first round of Formula E marked the history of motor racing. The race, technically called "Beijing Evergrande ePrix", Was held in the spectacular city route created around the stadium that was an Olympic icon, the"Bird's Nest”, And was won by Lucas di Grassi of the Audi Sport ABT Team. The event, inaugurated in the heart of Beijing, took place under the eyes of a few tens of thousands of curious and passionate people and, in total, attracted 40 million viewers.
Skeptics may think that with aelectric carthe race cannot last more than two or three laps of the track: between free practice, qualifying and the challenge, the event has captured the attention of fans for more than an hour.
The first date ofFormula Ehas already seen an accident, in fact it was not Lucas di Grassi the favorite: the ABT Sportsline team had lost several positions with the mid-race pit stop, at the end of the competitions Luca Grassi was between the third and fifth position, it certainly seemed the result when in the penultimate corner there was a spectacular accident, so Lucas di Grassi was able to cross the finish line.
The penalty awarded to Daniel
The second driver of the ABT team seemed to have finished third but due to a penalty he is at the bottom of the standings. In this first competition, the driver from Kempten, Germany, exceeded the energy consumption limit of 0.2 kilowatt hours (28 kilowatt hours per car are allowed per race) and thus was downgraded to 10th place.
The next appointment with the Electric car championship is set for October 18, in Malaysia, where we hope that the two women drivers will be noticed: the British Katherine Legge and the Milanese Michela Cerruti, star of Auto GP and in the Blancpain GT Series.
Leonardo Di Caprio is co-owner of one of the 10 teams and will be on the track at sporting events related to Formula Elettrica championship.
Formula E calendar,the appointments of the 2014/2015 season
13 September 2014 - China, Beijing - Team ABT Sportsline wins with Luca Grassi
October 18, 2014 - Malaysia, Putrajaya
December 13, 2014 - Uruguay, Punta del Este
January 10, 2015 - Argentina, Buenos Aires
February 14, 2015 - TBA - To be defined
March 14, 2015 - United States of America, Miami
April 4, 2015 - United States of America, Long Beach
May 9, 2015 - Principality of Monaco, Montecarlo
May 30, 2015 - Germany, Berlin
June 27, 2015 - Great Britain, London