Formula E returns to London this year, a new round going through the Excel Center, and the recent changes in the layout of many teams, the addition of tight corners and large braking zones, are two races scheduled in the English capital that could be detrimental to the show or cause accidents.
Energy management is typically at the heart of e-BRICS, with pilots required to recover 30 to 35% of their energy. Data from simulations carried out by the teams, the London Round may only require a 5% recovery, thus allowing it to run without restraint, contrary to the show’s negative expectations. A strategic element can thus be destroyed and the event can turn into a parade or, conversely, can encourage pilots to make contacts to make overtaking possible.
“This is something that Formula E should be aware of because the attack twist and the economic twist are identical [à Londres]”, Stofel warned Wandorn, interviewed Motorsport.com. “These cars are not made for that. The brakes can get too hot, the race would not be good without the economy. Accidents happen when there are attempts to overtake. If nothing changes it can be very confusing.”
Therefore, the teams asked the FIA to intervene by reducing the amount of power available to both species, since the Federation decided to reduce the amount to 4 kWh in order to restore its importance to the strategic aspect. The energy available to each car.
“It is noteworthy that following the initial analysis of the London circuit energy consumption, a lift with a capacity of 52 kW and a beach would not be adequate.”, The FIA said Motorsport.com. “As energy consumption management is a key component of the FIA ABP Formula E World Championship, it has been decided to reduce the total power for London races to 48 kW to avoid fierce fighting.”
Concerns about the double meeting in London have not been completely ruled out as teams fear the surface will be used in the epoxy resin, the epoxy resin placed in the concrete. “No one knows [ce que ça va donner]”, Said Motorsport.com James Barclay, director of Jaguar Racing, after being invited to a course observation. “It may provide a lot of grip or very little. If it rains, this concrete will be very slippery.”
“As always in Formula E it will be a new unique challenge. You have to live with it. It will add an idea to get in and out of the building. With regard to the roundabout, it is very technical and very difficult for drivers. It will be beneficial for those who can change quickly.”
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