Race cars bracing up from Dubai to Hyderabad to test Formula E tracks
The Indian Racing League is a high excitement Formula-3 equivalent, single seater motor racing championship held across multi cities
HYDERABAD: Formula E racing cars have begun their race towards Hyderabad. The cars are being transported in heavy duty carrier aircraft to Hyderabad from Dubai, UAE. The cars will be brought on to the road for testing.
The last couple of months saw the 2.7-km circuit around the Hussain Sagar, Necklace Road being prepared to meet stringent requirements laid down by the Federation International Automobile and Formula E specifications, both in terms of quality of the tracks suitable for a world championship as well as rigorous safety standards for the cars as well as spectators.
The track will be tested in real time during the Indian Racing League (IRL) held in Hyderabad on November 19 and 20, 2022, and again on the December 10 and 11, 2022.
The Indian Racing League is a high excitement Formula-3 equivalent, single seater motor racing championship held across multi cities.
The Formula E races are unique in that these cars capable of touching speeds of 300kmph run on street circuits - specially black topped roads - unlike the Formula 1 cars, which need to have special tracks. The IRL races will be a precursor to the Formula E prix. Two races are being held over a span of 3 weeks, which will enable a thorough check of readiness of the track.
With 22 cars racing and cornering at breath-taking speeds during the FE prix, safety of the drivers and spectators will be of paramount importance. Special safety equipment such as Techpro barriers, debris fences and other related track infrastructure are being built around the tracks to address stringent safety requirements. This too will already in place during the IRL races.
The Formula E championship that will held in February 2023, will see Hyderabad, as the only Indian city to be chosen to hold the race for the 1st time ever in India. The championship will be testimony to not just the recognition of Hyderabad as a global city, alongside London, Paris, Monaco, Berlin among others that are also in the race circuit, but as a forward-thinking city that is looking at sustainability and promotion of EV technologies, which are the cornerstone of the Formula E races.