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This Is What A Formula E Car-Swapping Pit Stop Looks Like: Video

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Formula E Championship first official test day, Donington Park

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So you’ve been keeping up with the progress of the FIA’s new Formula E series? You are keen to see electric cars racing in eerie near-silence? Want to get a glimpse of the future of motorsports? So have we. But have you seen what the pit stops are going to look like?

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Now you can, courtesy of Nelson Piquet, Jr., who posted this brief video of a Formula E car-swap pit stop to his Facebook page.

The premise is simple: swapping batteries in a high-downforce, compact formula car is impractical, so it’s easier to just swap the whole car, replacing the discharged one with a fresh one for the second stint. All the driver has to do is hop out of the one and into the next, which is conveniently pointed out of the garage.

Thanks to Chris E. for the tip!

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