The FIA has announced a new racing series – Formula E, starting in 2014.
Set to race on street circuits around the globe, Formula E is for electric vehicles only. You can read more at the BBC site.
My only concern is the final line in this article:
…when a driver comes into the pits, he won’t just change his tyres.
He’ll change the whole car – swapping it for a new, and fully charged machine.
Surely this flies in the face of everything the FIA is attempting to do in other formulae in cost cutting? Is there no way batteries can be switched in the pits, or is this just journalistic licence?