Is Formula E the most misunderstood motorsport?

Can we just start off with me holding up my hands and saying ‘I get it’.

The noise isn’t quite soul-shattering, the speed might not be breath-taking and the lack of an actual engine is an unappealing factor for many, however Formula E continues to attract not only devoted fans and well-respected drivers, but major manufactures are flocking to the sport in outstanding numbers. Not bad when you consider that the championship is just about to wrap up its third season at a double-header in Montreal this weekend. Despite it’s success both on and off track, Formula E still hasn’t made it as a ‘fan favourite’ just yet. There is no denying that the sound and the battery have meant fans just can’t engage with the sport in the way they would like to but looking past those subjects, Formula E is one of motorsport’s strongest series. Yes, it is no IndyCar or Formula 1 but it isn’t trying to be.

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My Motorsport Year: Maro Engel

During December, I will be publishing 24 new and exclusive interviews with personalities in motorsport. These can vary from people in the media to racing drivers and team engineers. Today, December 1st, marks day one of my ‘advent calendar’ of blogs and why not begin with one of the busiest racing drivers of 2016. Maro Engel has spent the past twelve months racing in a variety of motorsport series, from endurance to electric. To find out about his year in motorsport, just read on.

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