The Audi e-tron FE07 all-electric racer has been leaked ahead of the 2021 Formula E season, which is going to be initiated in the coming New Year. In an electric race, efficiency is the key difference between emphatic victory and perfect defeat. Take a look at Audi’s secret recipe. Audi claims…
Audi has been a part of Formula E since its nascence, befitting a full works operation in 2017. In history, the team has combined its powertrains along with technology associate, Schaeffler. Readying up for its seventh season racing in the all-electric Formula E racing championship, But as we all must know that the Audi MGU05 is the first powertrain developed entirely in-house.
However, with the impact of COVID-19 settling a pressure on the manufacturers’ finances, Formula E preceded a fraction of cost saving actions. One of these is to enable manufacturers to only change powertrain components once over the next couple of seasons. Typically, teams can either include a new powertrain for Season 7 and run it for two years, or proceed with their current ways next season before homologating a fresh set-up.
Overall, Audi finished the last season in 6th place, and even on their special days, their powertrain was not as effective resembled to those of its competitors. With that in mind, they have determined to start the Formula E season 2021 with an all-new powertrain,
The former Formula 1 driver and now the Team Principal of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, Allan McNish explained how regenerative braking and strength management perform a huge part in improving the driver to get the complete achievement and can make the definitive victories.
he stated, “So principally, because of the work that we had already done, because we were able to – with the support of our partners and supply chain – physically get the product ready for the race, and ultimately because we feel it is a faster combination was why we pushed so hard to make sure that we have already homologated our MGU05, the FE07 complete car and it will be racing at the first race at Santiago.”
This is not all. This time, the focus is more pressurized on its efficiency. Audi declares the MGU05 is more than 95 percent proficient. Certain Formula E races have seen drivers lose force mere meters before the surface line, so efficiency is a principal factor of completion. “That is why we are leaving no stone unturned to reduce the energy loss within the system to an absolute minimum,” told Tristan Summerscale, Formula E Project Leader, and Audi Sport.
He further added, “We have achieved an overall, efficiency of more than 95 percent for our powertrain. The new MGU inverter unit has an efficiency of even more than 97 percent in all relevant driving conditions,”
However, what causes the MGU05 especially majestic is the unification of high display with its compact size. The inverter unit itself estimates less than 35Kg, broadly due the usage of lightweight substances and intelligent union inside the cars.
Of course, the car is still actually heavy due to the batteries. So thanks to them. For circumstances, the least weight for a Formula E car is 903Kg, while the merest weight of a Formula 1 car is 746Kg.
In addition, Audi will hold its driver line-up of Lucas di Grassi and René Rast. Actually, in earlier season, Rast was delivered in to replace Daniel Abt, who was omitted by Audi due to his racing cheating scandal. The former DTM driver overwhelmed during his brief Formula E stint last season, even adapting a podium end in the penultimate car race in Berlin.
Will its technology lead the Audi Formula E factory driver, Lucas di Grassi, and the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team to victory? We will be holding an eye on the end line throughout its debut race this weekend on Nov. 28 in Valencia, Spain.
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