Formula E brings the excitement of top class motor sport to city streets around the world. Right from the start Formula E has captured the imagination, placing the fans at the heart of the whole race day experience. With the autograph sessions in the evillage fans get unprecedented access to the racing stars. Get to experience the thrills and spills of a Formula E race car with the racing simulators, part of the evillage interactive experience that provides entertainment for the whole family. Formula E has attracted top names from the world of motor sport to its ranks, including the inaugural championship winner Nelson Picquet jr. Experience the excitement of city racing with Formula E Tickets from StubHub.
The Background to Formula E
Formula E burst in to the public eye with its first race on the streets of Beijing in September 2014. A concept taken up by FIA president Jean Todt and developed by Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, an international racing series using fully electric cars was seen as a way to promote sustainable mobility. Sanctioned by motor sport's governing body the FIA, Formula E needed not just well known drivers, but well respected teams too in order to have credibility with the fans from the start. Renault, Audi and Virgin Racing were among the names to sign up to be involved.
In another indication of the importance of fan involvement to the sport, Formula E introduced FanBoost. Through online channels fans get to vote for the driver they wish to see given a power boost during the race, giving them a unique opportunity in sport to effect the outcome of the race.
The Thrill Of A City Street Race
Viewing figures from the inaugural 2014/15 Formula E season immediately showed that there was a fan base eager to watch. As well as 391,000 spectators attending the events, 190 million television viewers from 190 countries also tuned in to watch the spectacle of these super sleek machines competing on a city street circuit. The finale to the season in London saw 1.2 million television viewers in the UK alone, who were rewarded with an exciting, classic final lap.
Plenty of overtaking gives fans the thrill of racing combined with the atmosphere of a city circuit. The fans are integral to the success of Formula E and there are plenty of innovations to inspire them. The bespoke music creates a party atmosphere at the events, while fans who want to get even closer to the action can access the 360 degree on-board cameras for an incredible view. With Formula E Tickets from StubHub motor sport fans can experience the thrill of this modern, sustainable race series in fantastic city street settings.