Formula E unveils car for first series

Formula E unveils car for first series

Formula E

Formula E unveils car for first series

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Formula E has unveiled the car that will be used for its inaugural championship in 2014. The “Spark-Renault SRT_01E” was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday.

Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag and FIA president Jean Todt pulled the covers back on the first version of the actual race-specification car that will be used for the first series.

The SRT_01E has been developed and built by some of the sport’s biggest names, with Spark Racing Technologies, led by ART’s Frederic Vassuer, having been supported by Dallara (chassis), McLaren Electronic Systems (powertrain), Williams Advanced Engineering (batteries), and Hewland (gearbox).

The car will run on custom Michelin all-weather tires, which will be mounted on 18-inch rims.

“This is a great day for Formula E,” said Agag. “One year ago we had an idea of the first global zero emissions championship. Today we take a big step toward making it a reality.”

Todt added: “I’m very pleased. We know how important this championship is for the future. We have people who have believed in this project.”

The series is set to kick off in September 2014, with a list of 10 candidate cities likely to make up the calendar, including Los Angeles.

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