On the 13th of May 2017 in the heart of Monaco the mood is set for the beginning of the official FIA Formula E Championship. While being almost identical to the well-known popular Formula-1 race, this championship involves only electric-powered cars.
Formula-1 is often considered as the most prestigious race within auto-sports, and with almost 67 years of experience behind, it has conceived the Formula-E series. Some might at this point be quite sceptic, because there is just that one thing with the sound!
But don’t worry about the sound as the Formula-E race has some big expectations this year as the electric technology continuously pushes even more boundaries.
All though not as powerful as the fuel driven cars in Formula-1, the electric cars are capable of a top speed of roughly 220 km/h, accelerating to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds. With a funny addition to the regular Formula-1 race the driver will have to physically swap car, and the reason so is that a battery only lasts for about 20 minutes, whilst the race itself takes about 40 minutes.
The Formula-E ePrix is composed of 12 races in total, Monaco being the 5th of May. In Monaco the explosive electric cars must complete an inter-city course the Monaco, Circuit of Monaco, consisting of 12 turns and a total length of 1.75 km, and a total of 10 teams from different nations will be competing for the trophy.
Champagne spray ceremony
Once the race has finished, scores will be giving accordingly to the standard FIA system, whereas 1st – 25pts, 2nd – 18pts, 3rd – 15pts and so forth. And of course, when the race has finished it is time for yet another important event – the official champagne spray ceremony! This is an old tradition spawning from the 1966 Le Mans victor Jo Siffert that accidently sprayed the crowd with Magnum champagne which has been sitting in the sun (or atleast this is what have been told). Today, winners have been upgraded from a Moët & Chandon Magnum to the prestigious brand G.H. Mumm. G.H. Mumm has since 2000 supplied race podiums with jeroboam sized G.H. Mumm Cordan Rogue bottles.
G.H.Mumm does not only supply a jeroboam sized Cordan Rogue Bottle to the victor, as they are also one of the main sponsors of the e-Prix. G.H.Mumm has been delivering the finest champagne from the heart of Champagne since they migrated to Reims in 1827. We will have to rewind back a couple of decades to 1761 Cologne, Germany, to experience the beginning of P.A.Mumm founded by its owner Peter Arnold Mumm. Since, G.H.Mumm has been making the finest of Champagne and never have they neglected their simple, but prestigious motto “Only the best”.
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