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McLaren to power FIA Formula E Championship

ESPNF1 -- McLaren has announced that it will supply the electric engine, transmission and electronics for the FIA's new Formula E series.

McLaren will work alongside Spark Racing Technology, which is responsible for the assembly of the electric cars participating in the new championship. Spark Racing Technology is a newly formed company led by Frederic Vasseur who is also the head of the Lotus GP2 team.

Formula E will be launched in 2014, solely featuring electric powered cars which will race on street circuits in major international cities. McLaren Group CEO Martin Whitmarsh said the new championship would be a big opportunity to help develop future technology.


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honda0105
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not big into racing. Lots of money wasted...
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Back again???????
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Lets see what happens
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How about a 24 hour race.
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waste of energy
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Not a big fan of electric car racing.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:20:39 PM

Juicy news.
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Bring 'em to the new track in central Texas. Shocking.
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Big Deal
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Neat
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we'll see
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Ooopps
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:57:03 PM

Bad idea.
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Sounds like a waste of money.
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ok
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or do I...
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ok
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wonderful...I don't get the usefulness in regular life...
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Interesting
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Should be interesting to watch all of this move forward...
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Sure, great car and great inventors; but from what we have seen from them so far, not much for the ordinary, everyday drivers in this world.
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McLaren is a great car.
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a super sized slot car?
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Formula ..E...what a joke...
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ok
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Whatever!
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who cares
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OK
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So what?
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France..
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Guess the pit stop will be tires and battery switch???

Better then a Corn Water race...
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interesting
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OK
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Good for France.
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ok
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This could be a pretty good partnership
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Why not an electric engine? It has the power if properly designed.
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ok
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Yeah sure. McLaren. They make engines. It's what they do.
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it should be interesting and help improve EV technologies
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Thrillsville!
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It'll work great as long as the race track is sloped only downward.
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Just like soap box Derby races...

[Edited by: bojiway1 at 11/14/2012 10:59:14 PM EST]
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Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:51:35 PM

The problem with electric cars (especially alternating current) is not performance; it is the amount of time to recharge and the distance one can travel on a charge. EVs don't go far enough on a charge and take too long to recharge to compete against gasoline or diesel.
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over my head
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What a quiet race. I gotta see this.
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Racing technology has produced great inovation for street cars. Great idea.
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Talk about torque! This should make for some very interesting starts to the races.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:44:50 PM

McLaren has been a major race sponsor for decades.
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