JordanMugen wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:34 am
El Scorchio wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:22 pm
The huge issue (poor tracks aside) I have is with what the cars look like. They are so ugly, and just look like a child designed them to look 'cool'. (and I agree they are used as bumper cars far too much)
My issue with Formula E is that the vehicles are too darn lacklustre in terms of performance. Racing on tracks with overly tight chicanes only highlights this. Why not build electric formula cars capable of racing on regular circuits
-[If 30 min sprint races is the maximum range that is OK, just have three sprints races.]
Surely the whole hype around EVs is because they are fast
? Tesla are promising their new Roadster EV to be one of the fastest hypercars in the world, every bit the match for hybrid hypercars.
Yet the Formula E cars are not even close to the pace of F2. Formula E does not live up to the hype of EVs being rocketships.
The Roadster needs a 880kg 200 kWh battery to be fast (in a straight line), and that's fine, that's no problem. Yet Formula E tries to make do with a piddly 54 kWh battery that, no doubt, contributes to the lacklustre nature of the vehicle's performance. If the Formula E car needs to weigh 1500kg or 2000 or 2500kg to be fast and have decent range, that is perfectly fine -- just do it
For crying out loud, put a bigger battery in it and crank up the power!
IMHO a 250kg battery fitted into a car wich weight (without driver and battery) around 480kg can´t be considered piddly, but I get your point. Only that I disagree with the proposed solution. They don´t need heavier cars, but the opposite, half the battery and race lenght so cornering speeds increase dramatically and also aceleration and braking.
An extremelly fast car in the straights is nice, but if it´s so heavy it will be extremelly slow in the corners, that would be quite a poor advertising for EVs. That is what american cars have always been, and they have never been considered the top of the industry. Not even close. FE tries to promote a technology wich is seen as the future so they must do it much better than that. Only that batteries need to be too heavy nowadays yet, so they can´t really compete with any existing category and that´s the only reason they don´t race on traditional tracks.
I´d lower battery weight and race lenght