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New FE season

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:56 am
by Snap Matt
New cars, new (old) drivers, new broadcaster in the UK, new tracks (like you can tell them apart half the time anyway), new rules, new race format, new, new, new.

There are a lot of big changes this year, with a faster car that can, or at least should, run for a full race and now the events are defined by time rather than distance. Massa and Vandoorne have joined the other F1 refugees on the grid so it should be interesting to see who will adapt to become a JEV and who will be the next JV. The calendar is still full of gaps and they haven't gone for the real Monaco track, but last season was pretty good and hopefully it has all moved forward with these changes.

Re: New FE season

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:13 pm
by Snap Matt
First post of 2019, if anyone is reading.

Two good races from Formula E with the new regulations. It would be nice to have an event with no safety car to see how much that is boosting the closeness of the racing. Even F1 could manage an exciting finish with the pack closed right up for a one or two lap sprint to the end. I reckon that the field is pretty close anyway and there isn't much point in building up a large lead with the current race format.

The attack mode has been interesting; arguably less artificial than DRS, I think. The cars seem to be a lot faster than they were and look great on track as well.

It is very, very different to F1, for the better and for the worse, but this season is a huge improvement from the previous years. Roll on race three.