Take a look inside the new Gen2 Formula E car

first_img Trending Videos See More Videos For one thing, the newboy is locked in for at least the next three seasons. For another, it marks the first time drivers and teams will run one car for the full duration of a race, bringing to an end the distinctive albeit awkward mid-race car swaps. Formula E even paid tribute to this outgoing concept in another vid.So, what’s actually involved in the new SRT05e? Well a new aero kit for starters, which incorporates a whopping new rear diffuser, Le Mans prototype-inspired front wheel coverage, a split rear spoiler, and the HALO driver head protection device.Significantly, the more aero-savvy Gen2, which sits on a new 3,100-mm wheelbase from Dallara, is also longer, narrower and shorter than the model it replaces, and runs on bespoke 18-inch wheels.The “future of racing”, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, will continue to be produced by Spark Racing Technologies, but now features a new McLaren Applied Technologies battery after four seasons with an example produced by Williams Advanced Engineering.The new powertrain means maximum power has also increased from 200 kW (268 hp) to 250 kW (335 hp),while ‘Race Mode’ has been given a bump from 180 kW (241 hp) to 200 kW (268 hp).Top speed is increased to 250 km/h, while zero-to-100 km/h is an impressive 2.8 seconds. If you want to see how the SRT05e compares with the outgoing Spark-Renault SRT_01E, Formula E’s got you covered there too. No doubt series’ CEO Alejandro Agag will be keen for Formula E’s first Middle East race to focus on the brand-new car and the seven female drivers on-hand for testing in the newly ‘progressive’ Riyadh – including Sauber Formula 1 test driver Tatiana Calderon, ex-IndyCar racer Simona de Silvestro, and IMSA class front-runner, Katherine Legge – rather than…well, other fairly high-profile news items in the past couple of weeks… COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSBuickNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Formula E Gen2 race car.  Handout / FIA Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada Formula E, the only fully electric single-seater series in motor racing, has released a new video walking fans quite literally through the nuts and bolts of its new second-generation car.The video shows every component of the new Gen2 SRT05e being slotted together, piece-by-piece, including Brembo brake discs, Michelin tires, suspension geometry, and the aggressive new aero kit.The new car is, after all, a big deal for the series that will start its fifth season at the upcoming Ad Diriyah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 15th. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Get the stadium deal moving

first_imgGet the stadium deal movingThere are many ideas for a new Viking’s stadium, but nobody’s acted on them. David SteinbergSeptember 28, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintBy now everyone has heard something about the issues surrounding a new VikingâÄôs stadium âÄî although there are now so many possibilities of what that âÄúsomethingâÄù could be that itâÄôs hard to keep track.Will it be in Minneapolis? Arden Hills? What about the new roof and turf that was just installed at the Metrodome? And what will the team do in the interim once the lease has expired while waiting for a new venue to be established? These are just some of the questions weâÄôve heard at this point, with few corresponding answers.With the state government shutdown still in the rearview mirror, politicians keep pushing this issue down the road. However, with the Metrodome lease expiration looming this coming February, they must make decisions soon.Both the Vikings management and the state government have stated that Arden Hills is their priority. Yet how this endeavor will be paid for is still unknown. A Ramsey County estimate would ask for $407 million from the Vikings, $300 million from the state and $350 million from the county through an increased sales tax. But questions persist about whether the public, including those with no interest in the team, should have to pay for a new stadium. Complicating things, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson wrote a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton requesting $30.5 million from the state for what the city of Minneapolis has done to preserve the Metrodome throughout its 30 years. While R.T. Rybak is not against the Arden Hills proposal and Dayton is not against the repayment to Minneapolis, no decisions have been made.Someone must act on these ideas âÄî and soon âÄî to create a viable option for all parties. Otherwise, the only option might be another one that has been floating around for a while: complete team relocation. David Steinberg welcomes comments at [email protected]last_img read more

PNG PM, Total executives talk LNG project advancement

first_imgPress Release, October 10, 2014; Image: officeofprimeminister.com PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has welcomed the commitment of Total of France to advance the Elk-Antelope liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea. The Prime Minister received an update on the company’s national engagement from Total Executives, which included Total’s Vice-President Arnaud Breavillac, during their visit to Papua New Guinea, according to a statement by Prime Minister’s office.Prime Minister Peter O’Neill welcomed the executives and expressed his appreciation that the LNG project in the Elk-Antelope gas fields is on track. He noted that the revised sales and purchase agreement between InterOil and Total in March this year paves the way for Total to bring its considerable LNG expertise to develop PNG’s second LNG project.“Progress on Elk-Antelope gas fields in the East Papuan Basin is being made and Total is committed to working with the government, joint venture partners and stakeholders,” the Prime Minister said following the meeting.“Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world and has employees with expertise covering the broad spectrum of oil and gas industry activities,” he added.In a joint press statement released by Total and InterOil, following the signing the revised sales and purchase agreement in March this year, Total Exploration and Production Senior Vice President, Jean-Marie Guillermou said the agreement allows the joint venture to proceed with confidence.“Elk-Antelope is a significant project in Total’s global portfolio and our presence in Papua New Guinea provides an ideal opportunity to grow our business in the Asia-Pacific region,” Giullermou stated.“We have a strong relationship with our joint ventures and strong support from the Papua New Guinea Government, and we now look forward to leading the development of the LNG project,” added Giullermou.last_img read more

Sotomil in debut PVL match as UP sweeps Lady Altas

first_imgMarianne Sotomil. SPIN.PH MANILA – Marianne Sotomil made her collegiate debut in University of the Philippines Lady Maroons as they beat University of Perpetual Help Lady Altas 25-10, 25-12, 25-23 in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the San Juan Arena.A native of Pavia, Iloilo, Sotomil played lengthy minutes in the second and third set to finish with 2 points, including a service ace, while also accounting for a number of assists.“Medyo kinabahan pa ako noong start kaya medyo hindi maganda iyong setting ko but noong nag-settle down na ako naging OK naman na,” Sotomil said after the July 28 match.Isa Molde was the lone double-figure scorer with 14 points while Marian Buitre chipped in 7 markers for Lady Maroons, which played without injured veteran Diana Carlos. Lady Maroons had a strong start in the opening set as it surged to a 15-4 lead and later widening this to as high as 15 points. The same went in the second frame where UP went ahead 20-9.But UP struggled early in the third frame and had to rely on veterans to tie the count 23-all before Molde and Ai Gannaban scored back-to-back to win the match.“In the third set, we were trying to do things in a haste,” said Lady Maroons coach Godfrey Okumu. “We were in a hurry. Those are some of all the small things that happen in the game. We were able to recover because we knew what we were doing right.”Meanwhile University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses continued its winning ways after a 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of San Beda Lady Red Spikers. Rookie Ejiya Laure maintained her rousing performance with 13 points for UST (3-0)./PNlast_img read more

Milan sacks Seedorf and replaces him with Inzaghi

first_imgIn a brief statement, Milan said it has handed youth-team coach Inzaghi a two-year contract until June 30, 2016.Seedorf, who was only four months into a 2 1/2 year contract, replaced the fired Massimiliano Allegri in January. The former Dutch star led Milan to an eighth-place finish in Serie A, with 11 wins in his 19 league matches in charge.Despite an impressive first leg performance against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16, Milan went out to the eventual runners-up 5-1 on aggregate.The 40-year-old Inzaghi has long been touted as a future coach of Milan.Like his former teammate Seedorf, Inzaghi has no previous first-team managerial experience. But the Italian has been coaching in the youth sectors at Milan since retiring in 2012 and has achieved impressive results.Inzaghi had a glittering 11-year playing career at Milan, winning two Serie A titles — to add to the one he won at Juventus — and two Champions League trophies.The former striker also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.last_img read more

Garrett Richards continues slow march to return to rotation

first_imgThe Angels will induct former right fielder Vladimir Guerrero into the club’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony before Saturday’s game against the Astros. Guerrero batted .319, hit 173 home runs, drove in 616 runs and led the Angels in smiles in each of his six seasons between 2004 and ‘09.“He meant so much to us in those years we had, starting in 2004,” Scioscia said. “He was a cornerstone guy. I think we remember getting ready for games, coming into the clubhouse, you always looked forward to Vladdy coming in because he was always smiling. …“First, he was mega-talented, obviously. If you broke down his swing and how strong he was and how long he was in the zone, it’s no fluke to see the numbers he put up. I think he felt he could hit any pitch as long as he could see it good, and he did.”Guerrero will be joined on the field by fellow Angels Hall of Famers Garret Anderson, Rod Carew, Chuck Finley, Bobby Grich, Bobby Knoop, Tim Salmon and Mike Witt. Angels owner Arte Moreno and his wife, Carole, also will be on hand.AlsoMike Trout was one of three players selected to the Hall of Fame. That’s the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame, by the way. Trout, a two-time AL MVP, joined Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and New York Mets third baseman David Wright in the AFL’s class of 2017. Trout played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in 2011. …The Angels claimed right-handed reliever Blake Wood off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Wood, 32, appeared in 55 games for the Reds this season before he was designated for assignment Wednesday, going 1-4 with a 5.65 ERA. The Angels made room on the roster for Wood by shifting right-hander Matt Shoemaker (strained forearm) to the 60-day disabled list. …Reliever Mike Morin was recalled from Triple-A and infielder Jefry Marte was optioned to Salt Lake. The Angels have targeted a September return to the rotation for Richards, who has been working out at the club’s spring training facility in Tempe. He threw the equivalent of three innings Friday, after completing a similar simulated game Monday.“You definitely want to chart a course for what’s best for a player, and that’s what we’ll look at,” said Scioscia, who declined to estimate how many starts Richards would need in Salt Lake before he’s sound enough to rejoin the Angels’ rotation. “There are so many variables that go into it.”Salt Lake’s season ends Labor Day Weekend, so Richards’ starts could be limited.“All the numbers coming out of today were terrific,” Scioscia said. “But we need to have Garrett go out there and continue to build stamina and show that he’s healthy.”Guerrero’s night ANAHEIM >> Garrett Richards pitched “very well” in a simulated game Friday afternoon in Arizona, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia, and if all goes well and there are no setbacks, the right-hander’s next appearance could be with Triple-A Salt Lake.Scioscia couldn’t, or wouldn’t, say when it might be. Or even guarantee it would happen.“With rehabs, I think you come to find out everything’s in pencil,” Scioscia said.Richards pitched only once this season before a biceps strain sidelined him April 6. He was unavailable to the Angels for the 126th game this season, when they opened a three-game series against the AL West-leading Houston Astros at Angel Stadium.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Osaka victory tour stops at sumo match, and she liked it

first_imgU.S. Open women’s singles champion Naomi Osaka poses for photographers after a press conference prior to the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Osaka defeated Serena Williams of the U.S. on Saturday, Sept. 8, to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan’s national sport of sumo and said she liked it. Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the U.S. Open to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.Osaka was born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother. She has spent most of her life in the United States and lives in Florida, but is sure to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.“I thought it was really cool because they’re so flexible and they’re also very strong,” Osaka said Monday at the Pan Pacific Open. “During one match, he kept slapping the other guy. So I thought it was really fun to watch.”Osaka is seeded third in Tokyo and had a bye in the first round. She is the subject of intense interest by Japanese reporters.She fields questions in English but understands most questions posed to her in Japanese.Two years ago she lost in the final to Caroline Wozniacki, who is the top-seeded player this year.“I’ve played a lot more matches between then and now,” Osaka said. “And I think it even shows that I’m a little bit more mature now. So, I mean of course having experience helps.”She also added that “being more confident in yourself” also helps.Osaka is suddenly on track to become one of the highest earning female athletes on earth, taking advantage of roots in Asia, deep-pocketed Japanese companies, and a down-to-earth manner that makes her quickly likable.Last week, Osaka signed a three-year contract with Japanese carmaker Nissan — no financial details were offered — and she is reportedly close to landing a large deal with Adidas, perhaps in the range of $10 million.The U.S. Open title was worth $3.8 million in prize money.Osaka also has deals with Japanese sporting goods company Yonex, noodle maker Nissin Foods, Citizen Watch and Japanese satellite broadcaster Wowow.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Happy times for Tiger Woods heading to a Ryder Cup

first_imgSAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever Bryson DeChambeau said to cause such a reaction Tuesday. Spectators watch above as Tiger Woods of the US plays from the 1st tee during practice at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Now if he can get that to translate in the Ryder Cup.For all his amazing feats in golf — 80 victories on the PGA Tour, the most recent on Sunday at the Tour Championship after returning following a fourth back surgery that threatened to end his career — Woods has been on only one winning team at the Ryder Cup. That was nearly 20 years ago and required a record comeback on the final day. His own record is 13-17-3, a product of being on six losing teams.“Looking back on my entire Ryder Cup career, that’s not something that I have really enjoyed and I’ve really liked seeing,” Woods said. “I’ve played a lot of matches. Of those seven previous Ryder Cups, I’ve sat out one session. … My overall Ryder Cup record, not having won as a player since 1999, is something that hopefully we can change. We haven’t won as a U.S. squad here in 25 years on foreign soil. So hopefully, that will change this week, as well.”Woods used to get defensive about his mark, pointing out that no one could recite the Ryder Cup record of Jack Nicklaus (17-8-3 during an era of U.S. dominance), but that everyone knew Nicklaus had won 18 majors.One element he faced every two years was trying to be on a team of 12 players even as the golfing world saw it as Tiger Woods and 11 other Americans. He was 21 when he played his first Ryder Cup in 1997 and already was the sport’s biggest star.Back in the Ryder Cup as a player for the first time in six years, Woods is in the spotlight again.One year ago, he was riding in a cart as a vice captain in the Presidents Cup, having played one PGA Tour event in two years with no certainty there would be another. And then he made yesterday look like yesteryear with a wire-to-wire win at the Tour Championship, his first trophy in more than five years and the feeling that more was to come.Tiger Woods celebrates after picking up his putt for par on the 18th green to win the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Woods still hasn’t grasped the significance of the victory at East Lake. He didn’t know the TV ratings because he headed straight to France on the charter flight, had a team dinner and then was out in the chill of Tuesday morning for his first look at Le Golf National.“Are they good?” Woods asked to plenty of laughter. “Sorry, I’ve been a little bit busy, so I haven’t looked.”NBC Sports Group said the final round was the highest-rated Tour Championship on record dating to 1991.U.S. captain Jim Furyk has tried to tone down the hype, though it was hard to ignore that it was a “boost for everyone, and I think for Tiger in general, it’s cool.”“The arms up in the air on 18, it looks like that’s going to be a cover on maybe about 100 magazines this week,” Furyk said. “You could tell it was significant for him. I also know how important this event is to all 12 guys and to Tiger, as well. … Being a guy with his status and that number of wins, he can flip the page and turn his attention to this week. So he’s out there grinding and trying to help this team as much as he can.”Woods and DeChambeau, one of three Ryder Cup rookies on the U.S. team, have been looked upon as a potential partnership for Le Golf National. Furyk said not to read anything into the way he sent off his players in groups of four for the first official practice round. He said Tuesday was more about learning the golf course because only six U.S. players have seen it.Phil Mickelson, who also has a losing record (18-20-7), joined Woods, DeChambeau and Patrick Reed.Mickelson then caused a small stir by saying he and Woods would welcome another chance to play together, even though their 2004 partnership at Oakland Hills resulted in two losses and plenty of ridicule in the years that followed.Will it happen?“I do have an idea of what Captain Furyk is thinking, yeah,” Mickelson said with a grin, allowing for no other detail.The best personal mark Woods ever had at the Ryder Cup was the only other time he was a captain’s pick, going 3-1 in Wales. He failed to win a match in his most recent Ryder Cup, going 0-3-1 at Medinah when Europe rallied to win on the last day.Woods, however, is more than six years removed from the Ryder Cup. He has gone through four surgeries that kept him out of 10 majors and two Ryder Cups, though he comes to France with a winning feeling — not just the Tour Championship, but his role as a vice captain at Hazeltine two years ago during a rare American victory.The next generation of Americans looked up to him as the legendary figure who inspired them when they were kids. Now he is back to being their peer, feeling as much a part of the team as ever, no matter whose picture is on the cover of magazines.last_img read more

Scouts bag Church trivia prize

first_imgCHURCH and community recently came together for fun and fellowship as the Officer Pakenham Mission Area celebrated at the Pakenham…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img