Formula E car completes Las Vegas Strip demo

Tuesday 07th January 2014, 22:34 by TF1T Staff 

Formula E

Formula E's new Spark-Renault SRT_01E car made its first ever public demonstration on Tuesday with a high-speed display around the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The car, which is fully-electric and capable of speeds in excess of 150mph, blasted down the Las Vegas Strip, showcasing its abilities with test driver Lucas di Grassi behind the wheel.

The series will compete in ten cities, starting with China in September of this year before the season concludes in London.

Speaking at the demo, CEO Alejandro Agag, said: "Today is a very special landmark for the FIA Formula E Championship and I'm delighted to be sharing it with Qualcomm and all our partners.

"Since the FIA launched Formula E just over a year ago, the progress and interest in the series has been overwhelming. When we started we had no cities, no teams, no broadcasters and no car. Now we have all these things so to be able to showcase our new car to everyone involved, and of course the fans, is a very proud moment.

"2014 is a very big year for Formula E with the championship starting in September so it’s important to be starting on such a positive note. Today will also be the first of many roadshows we have planned over the coming months as we want as many people as possible to see, and hear, what we believe is the future of motorsport."

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