School Series to support main Formula E races

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The Formula E School Series, a new support series that features racing cars built by local schoolchildren, will launch next month at the Buenos Aires ePrix.

As a result, the Argentine capital will host not one revolutionary racing series in January 2015, but two.

The support race will take place before the weekend’s feature Formula E race and will feature all-electric racing creations built and driven by children aged 11 to 16. The cars will compete on the same 2.44km Puerto Madero street circuit as the regular Formula E cars.

The series, organised by UK charity the Greenpower Education Trust, will see the cars take to the track for a combined 20-minute practice/qualifying session, followed by a 20-minute race.

As the Formula E circus moves from country to country, 10 local schools will be chosen to compete in each ePrix (with the exception of Monaco) in a bid to ignite a passion for sustainable engineering in youngsters worldwide.

“The initiative aims to inspire young people to embrace sustainable mobility and engineering, in addition to being a once-in-a-lifetime experience”, said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E.

“Like with Formula E, the races will focus on energy efficiency, as well as speed.”

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