Why software plays such a big role in Formula E

Season 9 champion Jake Dennis (Andretti) tells us about one of the biggest factors in Formula E. A commonly asked question in motorsport is what separates Formula 1 and Formula E? Explaining this vital part of Formula E’s DNA is reigning champion, Andretti’s Jake Dennis. Yet, just hours after standing on the top step of the podium on Friday, Dennis’ car wasn’t behaving how he’d like for Saturday’s race day. Labelling his X99, “the worst car I have ever driven in Formula E”, it shows just how crucial software is to get right. “I think the biggest thing between our Formula 1 and Formula E is the software side of things,” Dennis explained after his Diriyah weekend. The 28-year-old won Friday’s race, but was only able to finish 12th in Round 3. “Generally, Formula 1 is all about the mechanical grip and downforce. “I think that’s ultimately what can happen between teams from day to day. Where will Formula E race in Season 10 and what’s the schedule?.

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