While Sebastian Vettel has turned his nose up at Formula E, describing the electric car racing series as "cheese", its chief executive hopes the four-times world Formula One champion would one day get behind the wheel of a battery-powered race car.
Sebastien Buemi clinched e.Dams-Renault's first win of the Formula E season in the Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix with Nelson Piquet Jr. and championship leader Lucas di Grassi completing the podium places.
Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird put up a superb performance Saturday to clinch victory in the Formula E on the Putrajaya street circuit in Malaysia despite a raging Lucas Di Grassi hot on the Englishman`s heels.
The crowd surged to its feet with a gasp as Nicolas Prost`s car struck Nick Heidfeld`s as they battled for first place, sending Heidfeld into a barrier and corkscrewing into the air at the inaugural Formula E electric race in Beijing.
A spectacular crash at the last corner that ended leader Nicolas Prost`s race and sent ex-F1 driver Nick Heidfeld flying into the fencing gave Brazil`s Lucas di Grassi victory in the first ever Formula E electric race in Beijing Saturday.
Two of motorsports` most famous names start the first ever Formula E race for electric cars at opposite ends of the grid in Beijing Saturday, with Nicolas Prost taking pole position in Beijing and Bruno Senna second from last.
Karun Chandhok, the lone Indian driver in the inaugural Formula E season which begins on the streets of Beijing this Saturday, feels the biggest challenge for the world's first fully-electric racing series is to attract a new audience as it is unlikely to woo the traditional fan-base of motor racing.
British racer Katherine Legge has become the first female driver and the 11th in total to be confirmed for the all-new electric FIA Formula E Championship after signing for the newly rebranded Amlin Aguri team.
Alejandro Agag, chief executive of the Formula E championship, the latest FIA-sanctioned entrant to the racing scene, has said that they are not competing with Formula 1, and a traditional F1 fan is not their target.