It has been more than ten years since the streets of Miami
hosted a motor race. This time there will not be the sound of an internal
combustion engine to disturb the peace of the city, but the whirl of electric
cars that on March 14 2015, will give rise to the fifth round of the inaugural
season of the FIA ??Formula E Championship.
Miami had in 2003 witnessed the joint American Le Mans
Series and Champ Car event.
"Racers will be back in Miami,” said Mayor Thomas
Regalado during a recent press conference held at the Pérez Art Museum.
"This event will help to make Miami more of a sports city. In addition, we
will show the younger generations that you may have motor racing without noise
or pollution,” he said.
Alejandro Agag, Formula E CEO added, "Miami was chosen
because it shares the values ??that are
the basis of our championship. It’s a city that looks to the future,
experimenting with new technologies and is geared to sustainable development as
well as a place where you want to have fun. All these features have made
it the ideal city for Formula E.”
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it and
that's what we want to do together in Miami, a city that has strongly wanted
this event," Agag concluded.
Moreover, it is not a coincidence that Miami has registered
to the 360° Lab, Technology Partner of the official Formula E app as well as a
supplier of the innovative 360° onboard camera system developed with Qualcomm.
Thanks to this camera, users of the app will soon be able to follow races
onboard with their favourite driver. This is definitely a step into the future
of both entertainment and technology!
1st Round Athletics
Meanwhile it was announced that sports clothing specialists
1st Round Athletics is to become the Official Apparel Supplier to the FIA
Formula E Championship.
In addition to outfitting all of the Formula E personnel,
the US-based company will also supply the official Formula E clothing
merchandise, which will be on sale to fans at all race events, as well as
online and at selected retail outlets in the future. Covering a wide range of
baseball caps, T-shirts, jackets and polo shirts, each piece in the range uses
1st Round’s energy DNA advanced fibres, which helps increase the users
performance by converting body heat into reusable energy.
Teague Egan, CEO of 1st Round Athletics, said his company
was extremely excited about its partnership with Formula E as they are creating
more than just a racing series; they’re building a platform for the world to
witness new technologies in the electric and energy sectors.
Charles Davies, Head of Marketing at Formula E, added that
“Technology and sport lie hand-in-hand at Formula E, just as it does with 1st
Round Athletics, which is why we’re delighted to be working with them for our
official staff and fan merchandise. The range is already looking fantastic and
we’re adding new pieces all the time which I know fans are going to love.”