Tag: Motor sports

May 5, 2021 - 10:11 am

VW ID.4 finishes endurance race in Mexico

Volkswagen has taken the VW ID.4 through its paces as the company entered a heavily modified version into the Mexican 1000 race. The race pitted contestants against each other across the Baja Peninsula, with around 70% making it to the finish line at all.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:54 pm

Audi returns to Le Mans with hybrid hypercar

Following a series of hints, Audi now officially announced plans to enter a hybrid sports car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans again in the 2023 season. Unlike Toyota or Peugeot, however, the German company will not build a hypercar according to Le Mans rules.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 12:10 pm

Mercedes & BMW win Formula E leg in Valencia

Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries and BMW driver Jake Dennis won the two Formula E races in Valencia. Especially the Saturday race with the Mercedes victory caused discussions: Only nine of the 24 cars were scored in the end, as many drivers ran out of energy.

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Apr 22, 2021 - 01:51 pm

FIA announces electric GT racing series

The FIA has unveiled plans for the introduction of an all-electric GT category that would offer significantly more freedom for technical development than previous electric racing series. However, it is still only a concept and no date has been set for its launch.

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Apr 22, 2021 - 11:16 am

Endurance exhausted in Mexican desert race

The US startup Lordstown Motors wanted to demonstrate the capabilities of its future all-electric Endurance pickup truck at a desert race in Mexico, but the plan went awry due to energy management issues.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Vergne & Vandoorne win Formula E in Rome

The two races on the second weekend of Formula E have produced two new winners this season. Saturday’s race was won by previous champion Jean-Eric Vergne in the DS Techeetah, while on Sunday, Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne crossed the finish line in first place.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 01:02 pm

Next Formula E safety car is a tuned Mini

The new safety car for Formula E will once again come from the BMW Group, but this time it will be purely electric. Following the BMW i8 with plug-in hybrid drive, this role will be taken over by the Mini Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW: a special version of the new Mini Cooper SE.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 01:58 pm

Porsche to remain with the Formula E

Porsche will remain loyal to Formula E in the coming years. When the FIA Formula E World Championship enters a new era from the 2022/23 season with further developed “Gen3” race cars, the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer will be there.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 02:52 pm

Hyundai & TU Delft team develop hydrogen racing car

The student team Forze Hydrogen Racing from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands is receiving support from South Korean carmaker Hyundai in the development of the new generation of its Forze hydrogen racing car.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 03:56 pm

Marelli & Fraunhofer develop motorsport power module

Fraunhofer IZM and the Italian automotive supplier Marelli have developed a power module for electrified traction applications in motorsport. The all-silicon carbide-based module, called EDI, is said to enable higher conversion efficiencies and to be smaller and lighter.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 03:51 pm

Johnson Matthey to supply cell tech to Virgin Racing

Johnson Matthey has a new partnership to show the eLNO cathode material technology in action. The company teamed up with Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing. They will co-develop what the companies consider the “first-ever” electric race car powered by JM’s new batteries.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 12:14 pm

Formula One could take to the skies with H2

At CES 2021, French startup MACA presented the Carcopter, a concept for a hydrogen-powered Formula 1 flying car. Yes, you read that right and the founders want to establish an entire air race around it. 

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Jan 18, 2021 - 01:36 pm

Toyota presents hybrid racecar for WEC

Toyota Gazoo Racing has unveiled the race car it will enter in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year. In line with the new hypercar regulations, the GR010 Hybrid features an all-wheel drive powertrain with system power capped at 500 kW.

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Jan 12, 2021 - 03:42 pm

Formula 1 Team McLaren goes for Formula E

McLaren Racing has secured an option to participate in Formula E once the 3rd generation race cars debut. The option will enable McLaren to enter the championship as one of a maximum of twelve teams from the 2022/23 season.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 03:18 pm

Nico Rosberg founds Extreme E team

After Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg also founds a team for the electric off-road racing series Extreme E. Rosberg Xtreme Racing (RXR) is the ninth team to sign up for the Extreme E.

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Oct 22, 2020 - 03:12 pm

Racing series ‘SuperCharge’ to take off in 2022

SuperCharge is the name of a new international racing series based on all-electric crossover road vehicles and has now announced its plans for the first time. After the anticipated start in 2022, the races are to take place in major international cities.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 03:02 pm

Lewis Hamilton founds Extreme-E team ‘X44’

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has founded his own racing team called X44, which will make its debut in the new electric off-road racing series Extreme E. Hamilton himself will not participate as a driver.

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Aug 3, 2020 - 11:29 am

Electric racing series eRX2 to launch in 2021

The FIA officially unveiled the new all-electric eRX2 championship, which will start in 2021 as the support series for the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The eRX2 is a joint venture between the Spanish eMobility specialist QEV Technologies, Olsbergs MSE and RX Promotion.

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Jul 16, 2020 - 05:51 pm

Extreme E and AFC Energy push off-road charging

Formula E founder’s Alejandro Agag latest adventure, the Extreme E racing series for bespoke e-SUVs racing the world’s remotest corners, found a partner in Britain’s AFC Energy. Their off-grid fuel cell system for green power generation uses green hydrogen to create electricity.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/05/vw-id-4-finishes-endurance-race-in-mexico/
05.05.2021 10:06