Formula E: Prost excited by new electric Formula
Published on Jul 1, 2014 6:33 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Grand Prix great Alain Prost said on Monday he was excited by the “enormous challenge” of being involved in the launch of the new all-electric Formula E Championship.
Developed by motorsport’s world governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), amid environmental concerns regarding its current petrol-driven flagship Formula One competition, Formula E is a championship featuring single-seater cars powered exclusively by electric energy.
According to the FIA, it “represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for R&D (research and development) around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability”.
Four-time Formula One champion Prost is the co-founder of the e.dams Renaut team, one of the inaugural Formula E outfits, which has his son, Nicolas Prost, as one of its drivers.
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