Formula E

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jjn9128 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 8:33 pm
nokivasara wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 pm
Fan boost and attack mode (?) are so unnecessary, would be a good thing to ditch those.
I've tried to watch a few races but haven't gotten past the 10 minute mark yet, I don't mind the lack of sound or the design of the cars but they are so slow and have so low grip with those all seasons tires that I just can't watch.
Maybe next year :mrgreen:
Disagree about attack mode. It's like pitstops and IMO actually gives some element of strategy into the races.

Low grip too I think F1 should explore. It actually makes the driver the most important bit - rather than relying on massive downforce and huge tyres where the cars are essentially on rails.
I think attack mode is more like being given DRS for a few minutes.

Grip level should be high enough to give a sensation of speed in the corners IMO, but doesn't need to be F1 level.

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nokivasara wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 pm
jjn9128 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 8:43 am
Gen 3 car to have "more open wheel" aesthetic: https://the-race.com/formula-e/formula- ... el-design/

And possibly no more fan boost: https://www.racefans.net/2021/05/13/for ... next-year/

Both would be steps in the right direction for me. No more bumper cars - with wheel pods strewn around the track.
Fan boost and attack mode (?) are so unnecessary, would be a good thing to ditch those.
I've tried to watch a few races but haven't gotten past the 10 minute mark yet, I don't mind the lack of sound or the design of the cars but they are so slow and have so low grip with those all seasons tires that I just can't watch.
Maybe next year :mrgreen:
So you´ve never past the 10 minute mark, but hate attack mode and fan boost wich both are used at the final part of the races... :roll:

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Andres125sx wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 6:41 am
nokivasara wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 pm
jjn9128 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 8:43 am
Gen 3 car to have "more open wheel" aesthetic: https://the-race.com/formula-e/formula- ... el-design/

And possibly no more fan boost: https://www.racefans.net/2021/05/13/for ... next-year/

Both would be steps in the right direction for me. No more bumper cars - with wheel pods strewn around the track.
Fan boost and attack mode (?) are so unnecessary, would be a good thing to ditch those.
I've tried to watch a few races but haven't gotten past the 10 minute mark yet, I don't mind the lack of sound or the design of the cars but they are so slow and have so low grip with those all seasons tires that I just can't watch.
Maybe next year :mrgreen:
So you´ve never past the 10 minute mark, but hate attack mode and fan boost wich both are used at the final part of the races... :roll:
I've seen the start, the mid and the end of races but never all in one go.
I dont hate anything in sports, hate is immature. But I don't like those features.

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Gen 3 car news. It's been known for a while they're dropping the wheel fenders which litter the circuit every race. Apparently the new car looks like both of these... very distinct and different looking cars...

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That Lotus looks so cool 8) and yet so dangerous to modern eyes :shock: all at the same time.

A simplified design for the FE cars would be nice. They're a bit too over designed at the moment. A bit like the cars of the 50s where each year the designers seemed to think adding yet more fins and some "jet engine" head and tail lights made it look good. :lol:
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:49 am
That Lotus looks so cool 8) and yet so dangerous to modern eyes :shock: all at the same time.

A simplified design for the FE cars would be nice. They're a bit too over designed at the moment. A bit like the cars of the 50s where each year the designers seemed to think adding yet more fins and some "jet engine" head and tail lights made it look good. :lol:
You mean you don't like the Adam West batmobile look?

I have a problem with "styled" race cars... just seems wrong.
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jjn9128 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:38 am
Gen 3 car news. It's been known for a while they're dropping the wheel fenders which litter the circuit every race. Apparently the new car looks like both of these... very distinct and different looking cars...

https://cdn.the-race.com/wp-content/upl ... 24x683.jpg
https://cdn.the-race.com/wp-content/upl ... 24x683.jpg
Well, they're both low and rather flat, so I guess that will be the main thing.

Won't there be an increase in engine power?

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mzso wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:23 pm
"First ever" in what way?
"Season 2020-2021 FIA Formula E campaign, the first one as a World Championship."

Before 2020 it was only "Championship".

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So Merc is pulling out of Formula E , Beginning of the end for the series?

https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/ne ... a/6648187/

Sorry if i missed the post somewhere else

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aran.vtec wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:56 am
So Merc is pulling out of Formula E , Beginning of the end for the series?

https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/ne ... a/6648187/

Sorry if i missed the post somewhere else
Could be a bargaining thing for 2025/26 F1 engines/power units. If they're in an electric series they lose some ability to push for more electric in F1.
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Isn't it more of a case of, if you were Toto or Mercedes HPP, wouldn't you want your best Motor/Inverter engineers in F1 for 2025/6 rule re-write where ERS is stronger; than keep them in FE ????

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Skippon wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Isn't it more of a case of, if you were Toto or Mercedes HPP, wouldn't you want your best Motor/Inverter engineers in F1 for 2025/6 rule re-write where ERS is stronger; than keep them in FE ????
But they have done their work in FE now, It would not need the top development team to carry over.

I see where they are coming from. In the first couple of years I thought FE was going to be the new 'thing' and give it a few years to develop. as the technology improved, so did the likeness to games.
I have watched hardly any of it this last 2 seasons as it is just annoying. There are more crashes than dodgems, the driver that attracts the kids gets 'power boost' aid and collecting the coins gives you rainbows.

Not for me any longer, Merc probably feel the same way. There is probably more mileage in it for them if they develop a 'Merc racer Game' to play on line and win a day at the agency.
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Disappointing that my fellow countryman and series favorite Evans was not able to race.