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If you have ever wished you could drive a Formula One car, you might be closer to your goal than you think. Racing car technology, developed for optimum power, speed and safety on the track finds its way into domestic cars more often than we might expect. This makes plenty of sense when you consider the financial investment made by manufacturers to develop world beating car tech and race tech. Where better to transfer the results of that investment in racing technologies than to sales in the domestic market.

There can be no doubt about it, racing technology, be it in-car technology, race engine technology or car development, has more impact on our domestic driving experiences than we think. We take a look at how racing car technology has improved our driving lives and made us safer on the roads.

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Formula E development is going from strength to strength and gaining popularity with motorsport devotees. With its fifth season now well underway, Formula E was the first fully electric racing series to earn serious attention from the media. At the centre of this was the Formula E car, which wasn’t the first electric race car but was definitely the first to bring high-end manufacturers on board. This season sees, not only a new set of Formula E specs but also an impressive list of manufacturers that now includes Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. The new Gen2 Formula E car hit the track and the headlines at similar speeds and is continuing to bring new and existing fans together in appreciation of its groundbreaking technological advances. We take a look at Formula E specs and the top changes to the Formula E car since.

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If you know what ‘the Brickyard’ is, have ever sung ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ or understand the significance of a bottle of milk in Victory Lane, you are probably a fan of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race or the Indy 500, as it is better known. Indy 500 history is steeped in tradition but it has also been a dynamic hub for motorsport innovation. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and for Indy 500 constructors and drivers this has always been true. We take a look at how the Indy 500 has changed motorsport forever.
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The esport racing experience gets competitive

Sim racing is at the head of the contest to gain advantage from esport’s newfound popularity with the ever growing interest in VR racing. The video streaming, social media streaming and traditional broadcasting of esports has been hotting up and the potential merchandising, sponsorship and advertising profits up for grabs are more than impressive enough to have esports giants such as ESL Gaming and Epic Games looking seriously at deals with TV broadcasters. Racing experience may still be the key to success but, for big esport businesses, the real competition may well now be off the track.
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How women have shaped the world of motorsport

With the 2018 F1 season already gathering momentum and having a grand total of 21 Grand Prix’s scheduled, it’s interesting if you take a look through the list of 2018 F1 drivers. There is a good age range, with Williams’ Lance Stroll, the youngest at 19 and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen the oldest at 38 but, yet again, all 20 drivers are men. The front line absence of women in F1 has been a talking point for some years, but although female F1 drivers are not making it onto the Formula 1 grid, there are women racing drivers represented in Formula one development and the proportion of female racing drivers to male is bigger than it ever has been.
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Formula E will stop at new locations in both South America and Europe – with races in the Chilean capital of Santiago in February, a first race in Brazil on the streets of Sao Paulo in March, and Rome in mid-April. The electric street racing series will also be returning to the French capital for the third edition of the Paris ePrix on April 28, building on the success of the previous two events to be held around Les Invalides.
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You can’t hold technology back and with exciting developments afoot in motorsport, who would want to try? Racing technology is always changing and can sometimes be controversial. Race organisers of future motorsports events will have to consider elements such as electric racing, including Formula E, and maybe even driverless car motorsport events. Our understanding of future motorsports will not just be influenced by changes in technology, external pressures such as sustainability concerns and social media influences will also play a part in how future racing pans out. There are interesting times ahead; we consider how future racing in motorsport is rapidly changing.
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