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REALIST123

12,208 posts

100 months

Thursday 19th September
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Good lord, this is vomit inducing.

is anyone dumb enough to actually take this crap seriously?


“Acclaimed Formula 1 designer Adrian Newly will head a team in Extreme E, the 'environment-focused' race series.
The 60-year-old will be the 'lead visionary' for the Veloce team when the series begins in February 2021.
Newey is Red Bull Racing's chief technical officer, designing the cars that powered Sebastian Vettel to four F1 world titles between 2010 and 2013.
Extreme E will see 12 teams and drivers go head-to-head in fully-electric 4x4 SUV cars.
The series recently named Greenland as one of its five race locations.
Newey said: "The series is an exceptional platform for drawing attention to the Earth's environmental challenges and driving change."
The Englishman designed championship-winning cars for Williams and McLaren in the 1990s.
Alongside Newey, Veloce, who are associated with the Veloce Esports organisation, have named the designer's son Harrison Newey and two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne as two of the five co-founders.
Vergne said: "For me, it was clear I had to be involved since I first saw the concept. Together with my other co-founders, we have worked incredibly hard to make this happen. We plan to be disruptive in our approach as we drive awareness of climate change."
Extreme E was founded by Formula E chairman Alejandro Agag to highlight climate change in five remote locations: the desert, the Arctic, the rainforest, the Himalayas and an island in the Indian Ocean.
Environmental experts from Cambridge University will join Extreme E to conduct research and restore areas already damaged by climate change.
The Extreme E driver programme was announced last week, with British drivers Jamie Chadwick and Katherine Legge named in it.
Veloce join Formula E associated teams Venturi, ABT, and HWA, as the first confirmed outfits.”

Kraken

1,232 posts

147 months

Friday 20th September
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Don't see anything wrong with that to be honest. Yes it's got a lot of buzzwords but I've seen the same from companies launching other products.

REALIST123

12,208 posts

100 months

Tuesday 24th September
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Forget the buzz words.

‘Environmentally focussed’

And

‘Race series’ (and what that involves)

are all that need to be considered.


Connectors

206 posts

36 months

Wednesday 25th September
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REALIST123 said:
is anyone dumb enough to actually take this crap seriously?
Yes, they’re generally the people who like to blow smoke up the arses of people like Billy monger......people who know f’all about motor racing.

Kraken

1,232 posts

147 months

Wednesday 25th September
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REALIST123 said:
Forget the buzz words.

‘Environmentally focussed’

And

‘Race series’ (and what that involves)

are all that need to be considered.
It's both. Still don't see the issue. It's been proven many times that the racing environment is the best way to accelerate development of new technologies.

I think the issue is, like so many things these days, that people see everything as black or white, love or hate with nothing in-between. Being environmentally focused doesn't mean you have to wear a fig leaf and sit in the forest strumming your guitar. There are many levels below running 2mpg V12 engines and flying private planes everywhere.

df76

1,999 posts

225 months

Tuesday 5th November
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I see that Jamie Chadwick is reconfirmed for next year, is that a positive move? She also raced in the Walter Hayes at the weekend, ended badly after qualifying 26th for the final..

FourWheelDrift

78,425 posts

231 months

Tuesday 5th November
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Black car with yellow roll hoop - https://twitter.com/_BMA_/status/1191049623567294464

That's just normal FF racing biggrin

Kraken

1,232 posts

147 months

Wednesday 6th November
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df76 said:
I see that Jamie Chadwick is reconfirmed for next year, is that a positive move? She also raced in the Walter Hayes at the weekend, ended badly after qualifying 26th for the final..
Can't see it hurting her as long as she's in the fight the whole way. Personally I think it's important to defend a championship win to prove it wasn't a fluke.

andrewcliffe

496 posts

171 months

Thursday 7th November
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df76 said:
I see that Jamie Chadwick is reconfirmed for next year, is that a positive move? She also raced in the Walter Hayes at the weekend, ended badly after qualifying 26th for the final..
Qualified Heat 1 8/27
Finished Heat 1 8th

Started semi-final 2 16th, finished 13th
Stated final 25th, was running 19th when taken out, DNF.

She was in a field of seasoned FF1600 racers and hasn't really done much in these cars before, so reasonably respectable showing.