Only EV racing drivers will understand this most ‘un-natural’ feeling of sitting, poised on the start line, in a deathly quiet race car….. hands and feet …. at the ready!
There are no REVS, no anti-lag, no popping & banging, literally no engine noise………….. whatsoever! This feeling is really quite extraordinary.
The whole weekend was eerily quite. From the moment I arrived at the track to the moment I left. Mentally it was a strange one. Your TV’s at home surrounded by the noise of family and then the commentary you hear quite possibly makes up for the lack of bums on seats. Hearing no cheers, fireworks, no tannoys, was a very strange and different experience. Yes, our masks were on, social distances kept and as little face 2 face interaction as possible as a team., and not a smile in sight , all hided behind out masks. The biggest and saddest part for me was that there were literally no spectators, WHATSOEVER!
When we drivers say we miss the fans, it’s so true. We really do miss you, your energy and hype, encouragement and atmosphere.
But silence offers a future to Motorsport, our EV cars are fast , and pretty much silent – maybe one day we could do street racing in them , like Formula E !! Just an idea ( but a good one I think !!!) bring the action to the people.
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