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Old 24 Apr 2021, 10:15 (Ref:4047641)   #61
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Vandoorne takes pole for Valencia race one. Still looking like the championship favourite, in my opinion. Sam Bird and Lucas Di Grassi, the two best overtakers on the grid, starting 21st and 22nd should be interesting.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 13:58 (Ref:4047674)   #62
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AARRGGHH! That is infuriating! What an absolute farce once again! Why did Formula e take away so much energy? Surely that is down to the taking energy away, as that surely wouldn't have happened with a normal finish. Ridiculous, again.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 14:04 (Ref:4047676)   #63
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AARRGGHH! That is infuriating! What an absolute farce once again! Why did Formula e take away so much energy? Surely that is down to the taking energy away, as that surely wouldn't have happened with a normal finish. Ridiculous, again.
I'm sorry, but this is not down to the teams. The only drivers to finish competitively were the Mercedes, and that was partly down to luck as they told De Vries he was under-consuming, and Muller who was probably saving a bit anyway after the early drive-through (he's done that before).

But to be fair, this will go down as one of the craziest and perhaps most famous race finishes of all time, so maybe I shouldn't be so negative, even if it was farcical.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 15:00 (Ref:4047682)   #64
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such a stupid race finish... I'm not an engineer but if battery barely can keep the cars running for 45minutes+1lap (and not always this happens) just don't let ECU/software cut some kwh from the battery during safety car... is like if during a F1 race drivers would be forced to throw away some liters of fuel during SC period.
Or at least make the race 40minutes+1lap.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 20:30 (Ref:4047715)   #65
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How many drivers would have run out of electricity if Vandoorne did his restart a bit quicker, giving the race an extra lap?
Haha, I got my answer 1 raceweekend late :-)

I am a bit on the fence if something has to be done or not. I guess less people would have had problems without the last safetycar. OTOH, the amount of energy to be taken away is not random, but based on the rules (I suppose) and engineers should take it into account.
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Old 25 Apr 2021, 10:07 (Ref:4047759)   #66
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such a stupid race finish... I'm not an engineer but if battery barely can keep the cars running for 45minutes+1lap (and not always this happens) just don't let ECU/software cut some kwh from the battery during safety car... is like if during a F1 race drivers would be forced to throw away some liters of fuel during SC period.
Or at least make the race 40minutes+1lap.
The whole idea of an FE race is that you MUST regenerate to be able to finish the race. That pushes the technology. Under the old rules where they didn't remove power under the SC that took that whole strategic part of the race away.

The mistake they made yesterday was removing the same amount of power with a couple of laps to go as they would have if the SC had come out after five minutes of the race. The difference being that there was no way to regenerate enough power to compensate over two laps.
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Old 25 Apr 2021, 10:28 (Ref:4047763)   #67
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The whole idea of an FE race is that you MUST regenerate to be able to finish the race. That pushes the technology. Under the old rules where they didn't remove power under the SC that took that whole strategic part of the race away.

The mistake they made yesterday was removing the same amount of power with a couple of laps to go as they would have if the SC had come out after five minutes of the race. The difference being that there was no way to regenerate enough power to compensate over two laps.
I am aware of that, we could just conclude that at the moment FE cars can't smoothly run in circuits with much less braking zones to regen compared to a slower street circuit full of corners. Wonder how things will be in monaco next race since I think will be required a considerable amount of energy to run the climb after the first turn each lap
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Old 25 Apr 2021, 17:14 (Ref:4047805)   #68
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Yesterdays race was a farce. I have been telling any friends who like motorsport to give this series a chance, but that was an utter shambles and embarrsement.

The organisers need to make some rule changes, and quickly. That can never be allowed to happen again. I dont even know why they deduct power due to safety car periods in the first place.
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Old 25 Apr 2021, 20:38 (Ref:4047833)   #69
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No such issues with today's race as the safety car finally had a day off.
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Old 26 Apr 2021, 13:02 (Ref:4047903)   #70
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Yesterdays race was a farce. I have been telling any friends who like motorsport to give this series a chance, but that was an utter shambles and embarrsement.

The organisers need to make some rule changes, and quickly. That can never be allowed to happen again. I dont even know why they deduct power due to safety car periods in the first place.
I don't understand this either - just like in F1 (and other series), if fuel/energy is conserved it allows the drivers to go harder at it until the end. Imagine the whole field on full attack, no need for coasting, slip streaming, etc
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Old 26 Apr 2021, 16:19 (Ref:4047937)   #71
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It's unsurprising that Formula E has economy races.
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It looks like Formula E will be in Vancouver (BC, Canada) in July 2022, apparently using some of the former Champ Car street circuit last used in 2004. Supposedly the Montreal-based promoter One Stop Strategy Motorsports will be responsible for all costs, although I see no mention of a title sponsor, so I don't know how they'll pay for it.
https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/form...uncil-approved

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