Formula E is an electric car race which is under the authority of the International Automotive Federation (FIA) which is often predicted to be a future car racing.
After a tug-of-war and the polemic over the holding of Formula E, the organizing committee officially announced the circuit layout that would be used to hold an electric car race in the National Monument area.
Although Formula E is not as famous as Formula 1, the presence of international class racing in Jakarta is a breath of fresh air for Indonesia. Moreover, a few months ago, Indonesia was also officially appointed to host MotoGP 2021.
The race was initiated by FIA presidents Jean Todt, Alejandro Agag, and Antonio Tajani in 2011. While the first Formula E series began on September 13, 2014 in Beijing, China.
This electric car race also bears a resemblance to Formula 1 in terms of teams and riders. One team is inhabited by two riders. In the 2018/2019 season there were 11 teams. There are various well-known automotive brands in this race like the first popular jet racing.
The car power source used in the Formula E race is the most striking difference compared to other Formula racing events. Unlike the F1, Formula E uses an electric powered engine.
Car power comes from a 28kWh lithium-ion battery which supplies an electric motor of 200-250 kW or equal to 268 hp. The power is mated to various types of transmission according to the wishes of the constructor and rider.
In terms of the machines, Formula E is not ‘as extensive’ as Formula 1. Based on technical data, Formula E is racing from 0 to 100 km / h and takes 3 seconds. Even so, the top speed can reach 174 mph or 280 km / hour.
However, because there is no internal combustion process, Formula E is much quieter with a noise level of 80 decibels (dB) compared to F1 cars that can reach a noise level of 100 dB.
Next is the use of tires. The cars in Formula E use 18-inch alloy wheels covered with tires with grooves that can be used for wet or dry conditions. While Formula 1 uses 13-inch alloy wheels with tires whose type must be adjusted depending on the surface conditions of the race track.
Rio Haryanto, who was once an F1 racer, also felt he was behind the wheel of a Formula E car in 2017 after receiving an invitation from Agag. At that time the CEO of Formula E considered that Rio could popularize Formula E in Indonesia.
Some F1 racers also enlivened Formula E competitions such as Felipe Massa, Sebastien Buemi, Stoffel Vandoorne, Felipe Nasr, and defending champion Jean-Eric Vergne.