Was Formula E's debut a success?

Was Formula E's debut a success?

Formula E grabbed the headlines at the first time of asking in China and won over GARY WATKINS as a motorsport journalist. But, he asks, will it get his juices flowing as a motor racing fan?

No one likes to see accidents. Certainly not when a car becomes airborne. Yet the last-corner clash between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost undoubtedly did Formula E a favour.

There was certainly a lot of media interest in the inaugural event of the new FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing. Amazingly The Daily Telegraph was represented by two journos in China, one local and one lifestyle. But the race wouldn't have got the coverage it did without pictures of a car flying through the air being beamed around the world.

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