Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT Wins Round 1 September 13 2014 Beijing, China EPrix

FIA Formula E Championship is future of racing using a different energy source, electric vehicles. The cars look like F-1 cars except they are electric engines. I was wondering how they would do pit stops & was surprised that all the driver does is go to the pits & changes cars. The other car is a duplicate of the 1st car except for fully charged battery & fresh tires. In season 2 Formula E will operate as an ‘open championship’, allowing teams and manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their own electrical energy innovations.

Working to the technical specifications set out by the FIA, teams will focus their efforts on improving and developing battery technology in the hope this will filter into the everyday electric vehicle market.

Round 1, September 13 2014 Beijing, China Location:Location: Southeast Asia
Round 2 November 22 2014 Putrajaya, Malaysia Location: West coast of Malysia, South East Asia
Round 3 December 13 2014 Punta del Este, Uruguay Location: East coast, South America
Round 4 January 10 2015 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation: East coast of South America
Round 5 Febuary 5 2015 TBA
Round 6 14 March 14 2015 Miami, USA Location: South eastern Florida, North America
Round 7 4 April 4 2015 Long Beach, USA Location: West Coast of North America
Round 8 9 May 9 2015 Monte Carlo, Monaco Location: Central Europe
Round 9 30 May 30 2015 Berlin, Germany Location: Central Europe
Round 10 June 27 2015 London, United Kingdom Location: Northern Europe

Car 11 Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT won the won Round 1 September 13 2014 Beijing, China Eprix. 2nd Place Car 27 Franck Montagny Andretti Autosport followed by
3rd place Car 2 Sam Bird Virgin Racing. 4th Place Car 28 Charles Pic Andretti Autosport followed by 5th place Car 5 Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing. 6th Place Car 7 Jerome d’Ambrosio Dragon Racing followed by 7th place Car 6 Oriol Servia Dragon Racing. 8th Place Car 99 Nelson Piquet China Racing followed by 9th place Car 30 Stephane Sarrazin Venturi. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 66 Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT in 10th place.

Car 11 Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT won the Beijing, China E Prix mostly due the 2 leaders crashing in the last lap, last corner taking each other out of the race. Car 8 Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault had the lead as Car 23 Nick Heidfeld Venturi went to the inside of the last corner on the last lap. Nicolas Prost moved over to block Nick Heidfeld causing contact between the cars, Heidfeld then hit the curbing that sent him airborne. Prost was handed a 10 place grid penalty for next race for causing an avoidable collision in the incident. The crash was a good test of how well the cars are built as Heidfeld was not badly injured.

Round 1 September 13 2014 Beijing, China EPrix
Race results
Position, Car #, Driver, Team Laps
1. Car 11 Lucas di Grassi Audi Sport ABT 25
2. Car 27 Franck Montagny Andretti Autosport 25
3. Car 2 Sam Bird Virgin Racing 25
4. Car 28 Charles Pic Andretti Autosport 25
5. Car 5 Karun Chandhok Mahindra Racing 25
6. Car 7 Jerome d’Ambrosio Dragon Racing 25
7. Car 6 Oriol Servia Dragon Racing 25
8. Car 99 Nelson Piquet China Racing 25
9. Car 30 Stephane Sarrazin Venturi 25
10. Car 66 Daniel Abt Audi Sport ABT 25
11. Car 3 Jaime Alguersuari Virgin Racing 25
12. Car 8 Nicolas Prost e.dams-Renault 24
13. Car 23 Nick Heidfeld Venturi 24
14. Car 18 Michela Cerruti Trulli 24
15. Car 77 Katherine Legge Amlin Aguri 24
16. Car 88 Ho-Pin Tung China Racing 23
17. Car 55 Takuma Sato (FL) Amlin Aguri 21
18. Car 9 Sébastien Buemi e.dams-Renault 14
19. Car 10 Jarno Trulli Trulli 2
20. Car 21 Bruno Senna Mahindra Racing

Next race: Round 2 November 22 2014 Putrajaya, Malaysia Location: West coast of Malysia, South East Asia

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