Formula E is not green racing on trial

Formula E is not green racing on trial

The electric-engined single-seater championship is a focal point for new technology in racing. But EDD STRAW argues that its success or failure doesn't change the fact motorsport needs to adapt

It is absolutely critical to the future of motorsport that the success or failure of Formula E as a racing spectacle is not regarded as a trial of 'green' racing.

Much as many within motorsport would rather stick their heads in the sand, racing is not insulated from the necessity for the world to wean itself off an oil addiction that has long since become destructive, even if many of the more problematic long-term effects have been deferred.

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