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    Re: Anyone into Electric racing?

    Anyone watching any of this, been a few bumps so far, Ganassi had a small issue yesterday but the guys worked through the night and managed to get the car back up and running today, however Sara P did lose power steering part way round which couldn't have been fun..
    Cate M did near on half a lap with a busted tyre, not that it seemed to slower her down much...
    Claudia H managed to get near on 5 mid air rotations as her front end dug in and pinged the car through the air, mechs are in the garage at the mo stripping it down, be interesting to see how far they get and how much in the way of spares the Spark guys are carrying around...


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    Re: Anyone into Electric racing?

    So, the 'final' race grid position to decide the winner in Extreame E is decided by fans votes.... Teams that don't make the final, can pass on thier fans votes to another team...
    Is this a race or a popularity contest?

    I really don't understand why these electric races go with such gimmicks. It's like they're actively trying to put off traditional motorsport fans.

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    Re: Anyone into Electric racing?

    Yeah I know what you mean, teams could use that to tactically vote teams that are not in with a chance into a portion to block teams that could challenge them in the rankings..

    It's been a pretty hot week tbf, made even hotter when we're packing up and the local power guys turn off the power, for the air con, 31oC today so that bit was fun, it was actually cooler outside in the breeze than in the blow up tents..

    Next race will likely be a bit different as well as there's not as much dust, but still sand, in Senegal..

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    Re: Anyone into Electric racing?

    I've watched a few Formula E races and they seem interesting.
    The Extreme E offroad... what a joke.

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    Re: Anyone into Electric racing?

    The plans changed at the last minute on that one due to the dust, I suspect every race will be slightly different given the 5 racing locations.
    Next month is Senegal which is sand, but on a beach with dunes and the likes, then there's Greenland, Brazil and Argentina..

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    Re: Anyone into Electric racing?

    I'm hoping it will change for the better and they iron out the kinks and the ridiculous penalties.
    Why have a super strict speed limit in the pit lane when pit lane is 40 meters wide and empty ?

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    Re: Anyone into Electric racing?

    Well with 5 races a season, and with each having their own issues, I cant see it being a quick fix..

    Switch zone wasn't empty when that marshal stood in front of one of the cars, that didn't go down well lol

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