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What Does Audi And BMW Leaving Formula E Mean For Porsche

By   December 4, 2020

Audi Motorsport

Audi Motorsport

Audi and BMW have announced that they will be leaving Formula E. Audi will return to endurance racing and will now return to competing at the top level of Le Mans.

With Audi’s announcement the question is what does this mean for their VW Group stable mate, Porsche? The history of Porsche at the top level of Le Mans is epic. From the Porsche 917 to the most recent top level winner, the 919 Hybrid it is the stuff of legend.

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Robocar Announces Robot Driven Race Car

By   March 31, 2016

Robot Race Car

Robocar

If this press information had been released tomorrow I would say for sure it is an April Fool’s joke. But today is March 31st and the folks over at Robocar have announced their new project which is a robotic race car.

While at first I laughed at the idea of a driverless race car, I think it may actually make sense. Now from a motorsports fan stand point the beauty of the sport is the teaming up of man and machine, but there is another element at stake in racing.

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Formula E Donington Park Lap Record Topped Again

By   August 19, 2015

Lucas di Grassi Formula E

Lucas di Grassi Formula E

Earlier this week we reported that a new Formula E Donington Park lap record was set. The previous record was a time of 1:30.250 set by Daniel Abt. Records in the all-electric racing series don’t last very long as that time beat a record set just the previous week.

Records were made to be broken must be the Formula E motto as the lap record was once again bested. Lucas di Grassi managed to get the time of just 1:29.920.

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Formula E Lap Record Crushed At Donington Park

By   August 18, 2015

Formula E Lap Record set by Daniel Abt

Formula E Lap Record set by Daniel Abt

Formula E has been called the quietest racing series ever. These all-electric competition machines may use the same design principal as a car like the Nissan Leaf but they are very different animals.

The young series has some very good drivers and is important to what very well may end up being the future of the automobile. Thanks to government regulations and a need for alternate fuels, it looks like most automakers see all-electric vehicles as the future of transportation. Racing development often is the best testing ground for new technologies that will eventually find their way into road cars. Formula E paves the way for this development.

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Tanner Foust Talks Carbon Footprint And Formula E Versus Global Rallycross

By   April 12, 2015

Tanner Foust

Tanner Foust

Global Rallycross and U.S. Top Gear Co-Host, Tanner Foust knows his way around a high performance car. He also likes to get sideways whenever he can.

But all of that fun driving leaves quite a carbon footprint. In a world where many think that the emissions from cars is causing a lot of environmental damage, having this much fun in cars is not politically correct. But, what does Mr. Foust think about all of this?

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to see Tanner Foust’s comment on his carbon footprint.

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