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FIA Adds Rome To Formula E 2014 Inaugural Season 91

New submitter muon-catalyzed writes "Formula E — the new eco-friendly forumula racing just secured a major european city. Rome joins a growing eco-racing scene after Rio de Janeiro agreed to be part of it in August. Additional cities are expected in the coming weeks, this should quickly lead to a solidified race itinerary, the FIA says. Having Rome onside won't get cars to the starting line any sooner, but it may underscore Formula E's advantages in noise and pollution over gas-powered leagues — when its cars can race around the Colosseum without creating a ruckus, other cities (and spectators) might just follow suit."
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FIA Adds Rome To Formula E 2014 Inaugural Season

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 03, 2012 @09:13AM (#42167841)

    I've got an eco friendly vehicle for ya!

    How about a fucking bike.

  • Re:Extreme racing (Score:5, Insightful)

    by robthebloke ( 1308483 ) on Monday December 03, 2012 @09:32AM (#42167943)

    Racing at the very top is supposed to be about the most uncompromising cars possible.

    Maybe in the 80's. These days F1 technology is very much driven by road vehicle manufacturers & environmental concerns. For example, the current 2.4L engines (which year on year have been limited to lower and lower revs) are being replaced by 1.6L turbos in 2014, mainly as a result of pressure from manufactures such a merc & renault (and audi / VW, although they eventally decided against joining). If the majority of newly built road cars become diesel powered, F1 engines will switch to diesel. Similarly, if the majority of new road cars are electric, F1 will switch. F1 will do whatever the sponsors ask, and if that includes radically changing the formula, then so be it....

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