it is Not unusual for a competition of motor sport starting in the month of October, but the Formula And breaks molds in all the senses. The championship electric racing cars of the FIA begins this weekend the ‘Season Two’, the second season somewhere between 2015 and 2016. The first stage is to visit Beijing, a city that has located the circuit in the iconic Olympic Park built for the 2008 Olympic Games. A weekend full of unknowns due to the important mechanical changes of the cars, the modification in the format, and the new pilots present in the championship.
Beginning with the path, the ePrix in Beijing will be held in the surroundings of the Stadium Bird’s Nest. The circuit has a distance of 3.439 m and 17 turns. Designed by Rodrigo Nunes, competing in anti clockwise. The pilot will have to complete 26 laps in the race, most of which were in the first edition. A trend that will continue throughout the season, and that force you to make a better management of the energy. The rest of changes in the format passed by a session of Superpole in qualifying and an increase of the interactivity of the FanBoost.
The longest distance in the race added to the the increase of power of 170 Kw are factors to be taken into account. And it is at the technical level there have also been large changes. The ‘Season Two’ of the Formula And has brought about the release of some of the components of the cars, so that the different manufacturers have been able to modify and equip different ECU, engines and gearboxes. In total there are eight cars different as Venturi provides your mechanics to two teams and two formations have been chosen to compete with the SRT01-e of the first season.
Each single-seater opts for different propulsion systems (one or two engines) and different transmissions, or gearboxes, in the more diffuse of the word, with different numbers of relations, and operation. The reliability and the performance of all the cars will be one of the unknowns in Beijing, so that it is difficult to predict who part with best position to get a good result. Well it is true that in pre-season formations such as ABT Schaeffler, Mahindra Racing or Renault and.Dams have shown a good performance in the six days of test carried out at Donington Park.
to try To better understand the cars and as an exceptional measure, in the ePrix in Beijing there will be a test collective of half an hour on the afternoon of Friday. A session that will allow the equipment to verify that everything works correctly in the new cars, but also for riders with less experience add up to miles. Among them are Jacques Villeneuve, one of the major claims of the new season. Nelson Piquet Jr. shall serve as champion for the first time, while you will have to follow the steps of Sébastien Buemi, Sam Bird, Bruno Senna or Lucas di Grassi.
Schedules of the ePrix in Beijing Formula E 2015-16
Friday, October 23, 2015
|09:00h||09:30||Shakedown (3 laps behind SC)|
|10:00h||10:30pm||Test group (exclusive of Beijing)|
Saturday, October 24, 2015
|02:15h||03:00||Free Practice 1|
|04:30h||05:00||Free Practice 2|
|06:00h||06:06h||Rating – Group 1|
|06:10h||06:16||Rating – Group 2|
|06:20h||06:26h||Rating – Group 3|
|06:30h||06:36h||Rating – Group-4|
|10:00h||10:50||Race (26 laps)|