The whole world is thrilled about car racing; the sport has progressed with technology. The latest on the bustling racing activity is Formula E race that employs electric cars. The first Formula E race was held in September 2014 in Beijing. Fuelled by the inspiring of bringing an electric car to the race circuit, Mahindra Racing is considering the possibility of using its electric vehicles for the 2016-2017 batch of FIA Formula E Championship.
The event of 2014-2015 Formula E Championship Race is organized, but an ePrix event in 2015-16 is unlikely to happen in India. Dilbagh Gill the Mahindra Racing team principle is weighing options to bring the race to the country in third season. Dilbagh gave an insight into the possibilities of launching a Formula E Championship Race in India and said, ‘’at the moment nothing is certain, the team is measuring possibilities of having the car in India during the 2016-2017 season. The best part of ePrix in India is the race can happen in any city, unlike most of foreign, where it is permitted on restricted grounds.
Dilbagh said, the team has not zeroed in on any favored city, and the immediate preferred choice is metro ones such as Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. The first ever Formula E race was held in Beijing on the 13 of September, the race is called ePrix. India’s proficient racers participated in the tournament, ace race, Karun Chandhok came fifth. Karun has done well for himself, despite the hurdles, there were technical issues with the car, but his is nevertheless satisfied with the outcome.
Mahindra Racing passed the electric car testing phase, with impressive figures, to an extent that the expectations were pretty big. The end result was not too commendable, on the first race. The team is looking to reap the podium on the second time opportunity to participate in Putrajaya Malaysia on the 22nd of November. The team has done their homework and have analyzed every inch of race tracks, and have scaled through the plus and minuses.
It is a nerve-wrecking and exciting adventure to participate in ePrix, and on the thought of winning, the team says it is too early to measure the potential of winning. They are of the view of being on top of the league, well suited enough to be among the top three to four teams. Gill is keen to uplift the spirit of India on the race track; the driver Karun is of Indian origin, so is he.
Apart from the team the engineers of electric cars are Indian, if the participants rock the event, then India gets the credit of being the brainwave behind the powerfully designed cars. The e Prix race is going to be exhilarating to the core; the fun segment is riding on an electric car. The introduction of FIA Formula E Championship is a good move to not only create new adventure, but also highlight the positive impact of electric cars on the environment. The race is a step towards the promotion and knowledge impartation of electric vehicle technology.