Newly formed Spark Racing Technology, based in France and led by the experienced Frédéric Vasseur, will build a total of 42 SRT_01E cars for the first season of the FIA Formula E Championship.
Powertrain & Electronics
World leading McLaren Electronic Systems will supply the electronics for the SRT_01E in addition to the powertrain.
Systems integration will be carried out by Official Technical Partner Renault, a leader in electric vehicles and an expert in motorsport thanks to its Renault Sport Technologies and Renault Sport F1 programmes.
Williams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams group of companies that includes the world famous Williams F1 Team, will supply the batteries for the SRT_01E producing 200kw, the equivalent of 270bhp.
Monocoque chassis designed and constructed by leading Italian firm Dallara. Made from carbon fibre and aluminium, the chassis is both super lightweight and incredibly strong and fully complies with the 2014 FIA crash tests - the same used to regulate Formula One.
All SRT_01E cars will be fitted with bespoke 18" treaded tyres specially designed by Michelin for use in both wet and dry condtions. Drivers will receive three sets to cover both their cars for a full race day with the tyres themselves providing high durability in all weather conditions and surfaces.
In the first season of Formula E, all 10 teams used identical single-seater cars – designed and built by Spark Racing Technology (Spark-Renault SRT_01E) together with the expertise from McLaren, Williams, Dallara, Renault and Michelin.
For season two, Formula E becomes an open championship allowing teams, and manufacturers, to develop their cars. This will begin with the development of new powertrain solutions - incorporating the e-motor, inverter and transmission – with future regulation changes allowing for battery development.
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