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    Formula E returns to Zurich this Sunday.
    Clearly a day for the armchair! FE 16.30-18.15 I believe
    Then 18.10 the pit lane opens for the Canadian grand prix.


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    Hi guys, just had a peek at the Formula E race in Zurich... and sadly, after about 5 or 6 laps, I had to turn it off...
    honestly, the sound... is EXACTLY the same sound that my washing machine makes on spin cycle... definitively NOT the way I wish to view motorsport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardog View Post
    Hi guys, just had a peek at the Formula E race in Zurich... and sadly, after about 5 or 6 laps, I had to turn it off...
    honestly, the sound... is EXACTLY the same sound that my washing machine makes on spin cycle... definitively NOT the way I wish to view motorsport.
    I watched it too and have enjoyed the racing but like you, the sound is a real turn-off, it's like my Scalextric set from the 60s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardog View Post
    Hi guys, just had a peek at the Formula E race in Zurich... and sadly, after about 5 or 6 laps, I had to turn it off...
    honestly, the sound... is EXACTLY the same sound that my washing machine makes on spin cycle... definitively NOT the way I wish to view motorsport.
    turned off after few laps? give it time and watch the racing.

    Yes, it hasnt got the "sound" of the engines we ALL have grown up with and got to know. But hey, hold on, whats the series called? Formula E, electric racing. Not going be loud, FE is a completely different concept and marketing racing series. Its not about the sound, its about the racing and most of all which alot of the big manufacturers are looking at it, its the show case for their electric technology.

    If you take off your blinkers, and watch FE for it its is marketed for, think you will like it. Its only because its seen as "not cool" to watch or get interested in. FE isnt wanting to be the next "F1" its a whole different marketing platform and race platform.
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    I watched Formula E for the first time in a while today (mainly to work off the tension before today's real main event) and was left disappointed. Aside from an eye-catching drive from Di Grassi, I didn't like much else - the sound is awful, cars are hideous, the race track was a joke and the whole changing cars half way through is a farce. Clearly they are looking for a way to market the tech, but as a motorsport viewer, I found it very artificial and difficult to muster any enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Architect View Post
    I watched Formula E for the first time in a while today (mainly to work off the tension before today's real main event) and was left disappointed..
    I don't think any of us thought much of FE the first time we saw it! Certainly back in year 1 it was extremely amateurish. I have watched it from the beginning mainly because I like some of the ex F1 drivers who now drive for the series.
    I admit the buzzing sound grates a bit at first but then you get used to it as the driving takes over. I like the car change half way through after all its just a pit stop which they do very efficiently. The 2nd generation cars from season 5 onwards have batteries which will last the race so no car change!
    I started watching because electric power is the future and how long do you think it will be until F1 has to update or maybe become Formula E ????
    Why I wonder do all the manufacturers want to join........we already have Jaguar, Audi, Renault, Citroen. Mercedes, Porsche and Nissan are joining next year. I think it is very short-sighted of the Fiat group not to get in on the act. They will need an electric road car to compete with the others.
    I would say give it a chance and maybe tune in to season 5 which begins in December.
    Patience is key.


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    Quote Originally Posted by racingbradley View Post
    I don't think any of us thought much of FE the first time we saw it! Certainly back in year 1 it was extremely amateurish. I have watched it from the beginning mainly because I like some of the ex F1 drivers who now drive for the series.
    I admit the buzzing sound grates a bit at first but then you get used to it as the driving takes over. I like the car change half way through after all its just a pit stop which they do very efficiently. The 2nd generation cars from season 5 onwards have batteries which will last the race so no car change!
    I started watching because electric power is the future and how long do you think it will be until F1 has to update or maybe become Formula E ????
    Why I wonder do all the manufacturers want to join........we already have Jaguar, Audi, Renault, Citroen. Mercedes, Porsche and Nissan are joining next year. I think it is very short-sighted of the Fiat group not to get in on the act. They will need an electric road car to compete with the others.
    I would say give it a chance and maybe tune in to season 5 which begins in December.
    Patience is key.
    It was my fifth FE race. As for Fiat, if they don't want to go racing, then they shouldn't. I feel Formula E is currently too much of a marketing bonanza and needs better technical competition and also needs to be a far better spectacle. I don't want to hear about how electric is going to be the future every time I change the channel. I'd much rather watch the BTCC than FE as my third regular motorsport commitment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Architect View Post
    I'd much rather watch the BTCC than FE as my third regular motorsport commitment.
    Horses for courses then.


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