Posted by Aston Avery
Formula E driver Jake Dennis promotes the London E-Prix event
Racing through the streets of London at speeds of up to 175mph would usually end up with a vast collection of penalty points. But for racing driver Jake Dennis and his opponents in Formula E, that’s exactly what they’ll be doing this weekend when the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship comes to east London.
Instead of penalty points on the license, Jake will be aiming to collect Championship points for him and his team, Avalanche Andretti, as he hurtles along the 2.14km track purpose-built around, and even through, the ExCeL London events venue. Formula E is more than world-class motorsport. It’s about combining cutting edge technology with a whole new way of thinking and operating to show that sustainability and elite sport can co-exist.
The series was founded back in 2014 with the aim of accelerating an electric future through adoption of e-mobility and electric cars in the fight against climate change. Today, Formula E is leading international professional sport in the drive for sustainability, as the first sport anywhere in the world to be net zero carbon since inception.
Aston spoke to Avalanche Andretti Formula E driver Jake Dennis.
Photo by Fabrizio Russo on Unsplash
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