Formula E, officially the ABB Formula E World Series, is an electric car racing championship for electrics. The series was launched in 2021 at the Palais des Nations in Paris, by former Ferrari motorsport driver Jean Todt. Todt has already won the Formula E title three times, while the latest series will be fought for the world championship next year. The majority of drivers who compete in the Formula E races come from Europe, with Asia and America making up the other two continents where Formula E is currently taking place. The drivers compete against each other and the race tracks are designed in such a way as to give the driver and team every possible chance to score points.
Currently Formula E is the only major motor racing series not to feature a working version of a full-electric car. However, in the future they may be able to introduce their electric versions. Current manufacturers of Formula E cars include Audi and BMW, and Dallara are also working on an electric car for this series. In addition to driving power, the drivers of Formula E need to be able to rely on their racing craft in order to win the races. Electric race cars must be capable of responding quickly to any situations that might occur during a race and must be able to cope with the extreme speeds that these fast cars can reach.
If an electric race car wins, it will not necessarily mean that the driver actually performs better than any other driver in the same category. Instead, it means that he or she had the greater ability to withstand the speed differential between the car that win and the one that finish second. This ability to cope is measured by the size of the pocket-lint that the driver uses. Pocket-lint is a material that comes into contact with the body of an electric vehicle and the size of the lint determines how quickly the race car can decelerate and still complete a race.