Extreme-e electric off road championship

Extreme-e electric off road championship

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rdjohn

4,949 posts

161 months

Friday 16th April
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Teddy Lop said:
I think driving blind is perfectly apt, we actually watched a bit of it as it came on following something and oh.... my..... god.... Where the fk does one begin.... I'm hoping its just a PR stunt offering to keep the children happy and perhaps not trying to interfere in the sports we love?

It's a P-P-P - PC police pacifier
It does show what Electric SUVs are really good at - short journeys dropping the kids off while overcoming the rough terrain of kerbs and obstacles created by other mum's SUVs

cuprabob

9,948 posts

180 months

Sunday 30th May
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Live coverage of the next race has justed started on ITV.

SydneyBridge

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5,825 posts

124 months

Sunday 30th May
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Watching now and much much better than last time

McLarenarama

14,368 posts

249 months

Monday 31st May
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Agreed, It is clear they are still perfecting the 'atmosphere' of the event but the racing was much better, some contact too. I think the circuit needed a few more tight corners with wide entry choices to help with more of an overtaking spectacle though. Now we need a 5 lap final race, not 2 laps (assuming they have enough battery power).

Some commented on the female drivers being slower earlier. They should watch a reply of yesterday's race.

Another poster mentioned helicopters, I believe they are filming with drones. They are also being very economical with logistics using one ship to move everything around https://www.extreme-e.com/en/news/130_Extreme-E-s-... But I agree that the drivers and many others will be flying around the world still. And while I agree that the big names in this championship are polluting a lot, at least they are trying to raise visibility of issues.

I'm no eco-loon btw smile

simonrockman

6,199 posts

221 months

Monday 31st May
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It needs circuits where they can have more cars at a time.

The green attitude needs to be one of being responsible, and doing what is necessary to keep racing. Not one of preaching.

//j17

3,695 posts

189 months

Monday 31st May
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This round was better than the first - but we still had what, only 5 or 6 real racing position changes across every round of qualification and racing (and most of them from the same driver if I remember correctly).

I still think the track layouts are causing most of the issues though. The drivers/teams made it quite clear from the first qulaification run that there was a clear fastest line and people who were in last position so had nothing to lose and rolled the dive on an alternative line...lost ground every single time by doing so. But then going "Look, you can take any line (from this single car width gate) across this big area (to that single car width gate over there)!" basically means "Take the straightest/smoothest/flattest line you can from this single car width gate to that single car width gate.". The only place that WASN'T the case was T2 where dropping close to the water gave you firmer sand and a more open entry to the corner, at the expense of a longer distance. Everywhere else it was basically the same surface, so 'shortest' route wins.

Maybe something like the Rallycross joker lap would work, so there's one set of gates you have to include on one of your laps/a second set on the other - but it's up to the driver to decide which? Find yourself at the back and the lead cars both go for option A and you can elect option B and have some time on a clear, empty track while the other 2 cars are defending/trying to see through the dirt of the car ahead.

cuprabob

9,948 posts

180 months

Friday 11th June
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McLaren entering a team in the 2022 season.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.formula1.com/en/l...

rider73

1,424 posts

43 months

Friday 11th June
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cuprabob said:
McLaren entering a team in the 2022 season.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.formula1.com/en/l...
amazing how these mega rich companies bounce back from furloughing staff to creating and building new E cars from scratch....

rscott

12,051 posts

157 months

Friday 11th June
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rider73 said:
cuprabob said:
McLaren entering a team in the 2022 season.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.formula1.com/en/l...
amazing how these mega rich companies bounce back from furloughing staff to creating and building new E cars from scratch....
They're not building E cars from scratch though. It's a spec series with all using the same Odyssey vehicle.