Formula E-car dazzles in Las Vegas

The Spark-Renault SRT 01E was driven along The Strip by Brazilian racing driver Lucas di Grassi.
The Spark-Renault SRT 01E was driven along The Strip by Brazilian racing driver Lucas di Grassi.

Formula E has made its official public debut on the streets of Las Vegas as part of the Consumer Electronics Show.

The electric Spark-Renault SRT 01E was driven along the Las Vegas Strip by Brazilian racing driver Lucas di Grassi, before arriving at Mandalay Bay in the centre of the city.

Renault Sport Technologies chief executive Patrice Ratti said: "Everybody at Renault is very proud that we were able to show the 100 per cent electric Spark-Renault race-car in driving conditions for a very tech-savvy crowd in Las Vegas.

"The work that has been done by all technical partners over the last few months has been fantastic and the car lives up to Renault's high competition standards."

Formula E has generated much interest since the series was announced, with people such as Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, quick to get involved. The first round of Formula E will take place in Beijing on September 13.

- NZ Herald

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