The mayor of Argentina’s capital city, Mauricio Macri, said that the Formula E race, which took place last Saturday in the street circuit of Puerto Madero neighborhood and with an audience of more than 10,000 people, “is a further demonstration of the administration’s commitment to environmental protection and the use of new technologies for a cleaner and sustainable mobility.”
The mayor, who strongly promotes the use of clean technologies, attended the race held as the fourth date of the FIA Formula E Championship, the first global contest for single-seater, electrically powered racing cars. “We are proud they have put their trust in Buenos Aires for this important event,” stated Macri.
“We are buying some electric cars to carry out initial experiences. The future will be like this: public transport, clean energy and electric engines to consume less fuel and not pollute the environment,” he added.
The race ran on a 2.44-kilometer track, which was specially fitted for this event with a design that combined lines of different length with chicanes and hairpins. 10 teams were included with two drivers each.
Formula E cars have similar design to those of Formula 1 and are capable of reaching speed of over than 225 kilometers per hour. The season for this category started last September when the first date took place in Beijing and will have its last phase in London on 27 June. Los Angeles, Miami, Monaco and Berlin will be also venues for next races.
Source: Government of the City of Buenos Aires.