Formula-E is a new FIA championship featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability.
The Championship will compete in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities – including London and Los Angeles – racing around their iconic landmarks. For the inaugural season, 10 teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head creating a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motor-sport fan.
The Championship centers around three core values of Energy, Environment and Entertainment and is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music and entertainment – all combining to drive the change towards an electric future.
Founded by Jay Penske, DRAGON RACING became one of the ten teams competing in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship after many successful years competing in the North American IndyCar racing series. The accomplishments of the team’s key personnel places Dragon Racing in the enviable position of having one of the most experienced teams in the Formula E Paddock. Collectively the team’s crew has over 150 years of racing experience, with over 275 race wins, 24 Indy 500 victories, and 17 series championships. In the inaugural Formula E season DRAGON RACING finished Runner up in the teams points standings, won the Berlin ePrix and not only was the only team accomplishing putting both drivers in the podium in the same race but did it twice!
Using the very latest technology, the zero emission Venturi VM200 stretches the boundaries of what is currently available in electric motorsport. Made from carbon fiber and aluminum, the chassis is both super lightweight and incredibly strong and fully complies with the latest FIA crash tests.
Venturi, a world leader in high performance electric vehicles, provides the electric powertrain (motor control unit, motor and multi speed paddle shift sequential gearbox). Williams Advanced Engineering supplies the battery which produces 200kW, the equivalent of 270 bhp.
Systems integration services are provided by Venturi Automobiles.
Williams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams group of companies that includes the world famous Williams F1 team, supplies the batteries for the Venturi VM200, providing 200kW, the equivalent of 270bhp.
Venturi Automobiles supplies the powertrain and energy management electronics for the Venturi VM200. These highly configurable electronics control the complex processes associated with the deployment of the electric power under acceleration and the regeneration of energy (to recharge the battery) under deceleration.
A total of eight Venturi VM200s have been built for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship; four by Dragon Racing and four by the Venturi Automobiles factory team.
Monocoque chassis designed and constructed by leading Italian firm Dallara. Made from carbon fibre and aluminium, the chassis is both super lightweight and incredibly strong and fully complies with the 2014 FIA crash tests – the same used to regulate Formula One.
All cars are fitted with special Michelin 18” treaded tires, designed to give durability and consistent performance in both dry and wet conditions. Drivers receive two sets for all running, plus a set of Typhoon tires for each car to use in extreme wet conditions.
The second Formula E season begins in Beijing in October 2015, and will run through June, 2016 with the final race of the season taking place in London.
The teams are racing around the streets of some of the world’s leading cities, including Beijing, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Paris, Moscow and London.
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11175 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
Donington Park, Castle Donington
Derby DE74 2RP, United Kingdom
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