Comments on: Rome Added as Second City in Formula E’s Inaugural 2014 Season http://techgage.com/news/rome-added-as-second-city-in-formula-es-inaugural-2014-season/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/rome-added-as-second-city-in-formula-es-inaugural-2014-season/#comment-306 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 07:00:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17906#comment-306 I’m with you. If you haven’t seen any videos shot with the test car yet, I recommend you check them out:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xk27lr_ef01-formulec-run-moscow-city-racing_auto#.UL7wbYNQUms

Honestly, the sound is nothing short of brutal. I’m not sure if it’s just the microphone making it sound worse or what, but I could not endure listening to THAT for an entire race.

Aside from that, I’m looking forward to seeing where the league goes. I’m iffy about it, but hard to discredit it so early in the game.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/rome-added-as-second-city-in-formula-es-inaugural-2014-season/#comment-305 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 06:57:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17906#comment-305 Yup, that’s for sure. Electric vehicles are going to be a big part of our future, so any way to speed up the progression is fine by me.

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By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/news/rome-added-as-second-city-in-formula-es-inaugural-2014-season/#comment-303 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 04:57:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17906#comment-303 Formula E is long overdue. The advances made as a result of motorsport has helped drive the technology found in consumer cars. Things like turbos, superchargers, aerodynamics, disc brakes, materials used, tire treads – it all trickles down. Take all that research capacity and point it towards electric vehicles, who knows what will come of it.

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By: JD Kane http://techgage.com/news/rome-added-as-second-city-in-formula-es-inaugural-2014-season/#comment-302 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 04:31:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=17906#comment-302 I’m a little ambivalent about this, to be honest.

On the one hand, I’m a nut for good auto racing. I love the action, the skill level of the drivers, the incredible engineering standards, of high-level international motorsports. The locales where the races take place (especially when it’s an international racing series) is also a draw. It’ll be interesting what Formula E can deliver along these fronts.

On the other hand, a big part of the allure of auto racing is not just the sights of the cars, but the sounds they make as well. I’m one of those people who thinks and feels that there are few sounds as musical as a normally-aspirated (relatively) small-displacement V12 going up and down its rev range. Electric cars most likely won’t have this part of the recipe.

As a technical challenge, though, Formula E promises to be very interesting. I’m keen to see it take root and maybe grow into something viable.

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