Extreme-e electric off road championship

Extreme-e electric off road championship

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ben5575

3,938 posts

185 months

Sunday 4th April
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Yeah it's a shame it worked out the way it did.

It did show that the lack of a designated track allowed people to take completely different lines to get to the gates which adds something unique compared to other events. They also certainly got up close and personal with one another which again bodes well.

Plus Karun on commentary was a welcome bonus.

SmoothCriminal

3,441 posts

163 months

Sunday 4th April
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I don't get the team element of it.

Why is there a man and a women when they drive the car separately why don't they showcase women being able to drive on their own against men.

LukeBrown66

657 posts

10 months

Sunday 4th April
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The money being thrown at this is astounding to be honest, I get why, but the shove it in your face eco stuff can do one as far as I am concerned, are you telling me all that stuff was walked there by camel, they use helicopters to film it all, are they using leaves as fuel. All these people flew there to race ,the cars were built using massive amounts of metals and tech that all harms the environment, get over yourselves people.

It is hypocrisy gone wild and it stinks to high heaven I am sorry.

All this going on while China still use steam trains, have built loads of coal mines THIS YEAR, sorry guys but you are playing at it, just let people race without the shove it in your face eco clap trap, we all know thanks.

Sammo123

1,673 posts

145 months

Sunday 4th April
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Just sat down to watch the final race. I don’t think it’s going to be for me. 1.30 between 1st and 3rd place? Not exactly close racing is it?

SmoothCriminal

3,441 posts

163 months

Sunday 4th April
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Well that reminded me of a worse Monaco nice scenery completely pointless and pretty much impossible for racing zero visibility.

30 second lead after 1 lap. Embarrassing

cuprabob

9,739 posts

178 months

Sunday 4th April
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I'll be honest I'm only watching it for Layla Anna-Lee angel

CeramicMX5ND2

2,390 posts

37 months

Sunday 4th April
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That's the most boring race I've ever seen..... On first showing, it's not for me..!

cjs racing.

2,185 posts

93 months

Sunday 4th April
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Sorry but it's not for me.

And to me just highlights that electric cars have a long way to go before they are really practical. Just the same as Formula E was doing when car changes were needed.

ajprice

20,136 posts

160 months

Sunday 4th April
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Hopefully the second and third cars won't have to back off to see through the dust when they get to the Arctic or the jungle.

rider73

1,328 posts

41 months

Sunday 4th April
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i think the concept is a good idea, but the execution is poor - we need decent camera coverage eg. via DRONEs etc,
we need more cars in the races themselves, not more races with less cars in them
and much longer races (either drop the power outage to make it last or increase battery size)

its not for me as is, but for the generation that want the 20mins concentration span level + saving the planet motto's i'm sure it will go down a treat.


Adrian W

11,780 posts

192 months

Sunday 4th April
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It’s st, should have spent the cash planting trees , lots of rich people playing with toys for the poor people to watch

sherman

8,235 posts

179 months

Sunday 4th April
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Dust killed the racing. Should have been set off at 30s intervals. Needs more cameras. Doesnt need qualifying if they are not going off at the same time.

The concept can work. The surface needs to be taken into account. I assume most of the other races will have little to no dust so closer racing.

The 20 minute races are long enough. A driver change is not really needed. A car for each driver would be better so more on the grid.

There could also be a draw to pick who drives first so its no always men v men then women v women.

williamp

17,578 posts

237 months

Sunday 4th April
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Here we go witb the final. Still not sure how they got there- it seems very complex.

And awful graphics. Cant read it very well

The Hypno-Toad

10,571 posts

169 months

Sunday 4th April
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Adrian W said:
It’s st, should have spent the cash planting trees , lots of rich people playing with toys for the poor people to watch
Pretty much this. ^^^^

Formula E. - It’s just like normal racing but it’s electric.

Extreme E - “The planet is dying! Save the planet! Be sustainable! The oceans are ruined! Here’s some cars. The planet is dying! Save the planet! Be sustainable! The oceans are ruined! Oh and here’s some good looking rich people being patronising,”

Unfortunately, the racing was so over shadowed by the sanctimonious hypocritical bullst it was difficult to tell if it was really any good. Still I’m sure they won’t care what I think. I am just a dinosaur and when the big attraction arrives next year fresh from his 8th championship, I am positive their viewing figures will shoot through the roof.

civicduty

1,688 posts

167 months

Sunday 4th April
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That was just embarrassing, honestly I watched until the end out of morbid curiosity. Never again though. What a waste of money, time, electricity, the boat they used to transfer everything (it would be put to better use on the bottom of the sea with corral attached to it).

I can only assume it’s some kind of April Fools joke that has gone spectacularly wrong.

And it was on actual live television. Someone somewhere went to the effort of adding that to the schedule, unbelievable.

Kawasicki

9,004 posts

199 months

Sunday 4th April
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Pretty much this. ^^^^

Formula E. - It’s just like normal racing but it’s electric.

Extreme E - “The planet is dying! Save the planet! Be sustainable! The oceans are ruined! Here’s some cars. The planet is dying! Save the planet! Be sustainable! The oceans are ruined! Oh and here’s some good looking rich people being patronising,”

Unfortunately, the racing was so over shadowed by the sanctimonious hypocritical bullst it was difficult to tell if it was really any good. Still I’m sure they won’t care what I think. I am just a dinosaur and when the big attraction arrives next year fresh from his 8th championship, I am positive their viewing figures will shoot through the roof.
They are trying to raise awareness on the issue of the climate emergency. Cut them some slack.

Saying that, they could really raise awareness if the competitors all simultaneously retired from motorsport and started living a life of simple existence, dying young from some curable disease.

That would be front page news. It would really make people think.

rscott

11,705 posts

155 months

Sunday 4th April
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LukeBrown66 said:
The money being thrown at this is astounding to be honest, I get why, but the shove it in your face eco stuff can do one as far as I am concerned, are you telling me all that stuff was walked there by camel, they use helicopters to film it all, are they using leaves as fuel. All these people flew there to race ,the cars were built using massive amounts of metals and tech that all harms the environment, get over yourselves people.

It is hypocrisy gone wild and it stinks to high heaven I am sorry.

All this going on while China still use steam trains, have built loads of coal mines THIS YEAR, sorry guys but you are playing at it, just let people race without the shove it in your face eco clap trap, we all know thanks.
Nope, it wasn't walked by camel, it was all taken on a single ship, which will be used all season round.

Fuel - the electricity is produced from hydrogen fuel cells. The hydrogen is generated using renewable electricity. So about as low impact as possible.

Cold

10,796 posts

54 months

Sunday 4th April
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SmoothCriminal said:
I don't get the team element of it.

Why is there a man and a women when they drive the car separately why don't they showcase women being able to drive on their own against men.
Just going back to this bit, the teams can choose who drives when, so at some point there will be men and women competing on equal terms.

F20CN16

8,290 posts

162 months

Sunday 4th April
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LukeBrown66 said:
The money being thrown at this is astounding to be honest, I get why, but the shove it in your face eco stuff can do one as far as I am concerned, are you telling me all that stuff was walked there by camel, they use helicopters to film it all, are they using leaves as fuel. All these people flew there to race ,the cars were built using massive amounts of metals and tech that all harms the environment, get over yourselves people.

It is hypocrisy gone wild and it stinks to high heaven I am sorry.
Can’t disagree. I will not accept the people involved with this trying to send an eco message to the rest of us who have a tiny personal carbon footprint compared to anyone involved with holding a world championship motorsport.

LukeBrown66

657 posts

10 months

Sunday 4th April
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With regard to climate emergency, I would prefer to take my points from scientists and Sir David who make more impact in a few seconds than some woman who no-one has heard of who is being paid to do the same.

Frankly I would have more sympathy for this if it was a bit more interesting to watch, all I saw was dust clouds, cars making no noise, lots of people being paid to talk about it and a load of ex rallycross drivers making a fortune, just like when FE started and all out of work single seater men went for a happy retirement.

These things will always be a side show, always. Nothing compares to proper motorsport, and when this takes over most real fans will move on, it's that simple, its like comparing the TT to cycling or WRC to Red Bull flugtag or the like, it's a nonsense.