Formula E and Formula 1 are both forms of open-wheel, single-seater motorsport, but there are several key differences between the two.
Firstly, the cars used in each championship are very different. Formula E cars are powered by electric motors, while Formula 1 cars are powered by internal combustion engines. As a result, Formula E races take place in city centers, on temporary street circuits, while Formula 1 races take place on permanent circuits around the world.
Secondly, Formula E races are shorter than Formula 1 races, with a race lasting around an hour and Formula 1 races typically lasting around two hours.
Thirdly, Formula E has a different format, Formula E uses an "Attack Mode" and "Fanboost" system which gives an extra power boost to the car to make it faster. Formula 1 does not have these features.
Another factor is the dimensions of each car since Formula 1 single-seaters are not allowed to measure more than 2 meters wide and 95 centimeters high, while the electric sector has dimensions of 5 meters long, 1.8 meters wide, and 1.25 meters high.
Formula 1 vehicles are made of carbon fiber. The "E" category cars have an aluminum chassis and their electric motor can reach 280 km/hr in 2.8 seconds F-1 to 380 km/hr and accelerate from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds.
Finally, Formula E teams are restricted in terms of the technology they can use and are not allowed to develop their powertrains, while Formula 1 teams have a lot more freedom in terms of development and technology.
A new car for E-Prix Mexico City
The electric race car will have the characteristics of being fast, light, and powerful, it is the Gen3 and Mexico City will have the privilege of seeing its first laps in the E-Prix 2023. Formula E presented the Mexico City E-Prix, which will have as its main attraction to be the first race of season nine and will also be the track where the new Gen 3 car will debut in the competition.