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Formula E is getting lighter
Talk all you want about aerodynamics, sticky tyres, and state-of-the-art chassis; key to Formula 1's amazing cornering speeds is the fact that cars are so light. In Formula E, a large proportion of the weight of cars is made up of the battery technology, which is around the same as a Formula 1 engine. But, pound-for-pound, more energy can be generated from a battery than a combustion engine, and in the future Formula E batteries may be no larger or heavier than a hardback biography. This means Formula E cars will be noticeably lighter than Formula 1 cars.