A Formula for the future
Hands down, there is nothing more exhilarating than watching the likes of Lewis Hamilton or Esteban Ochoa flying down the F1 track at 245 km/h. With the year on year advances in Formula E, it’s only a matter of time before we’ll see Sam Bird and DS Virgin hitting the same speeds. What I will say is what makes the Formula E more interesting to watch is the gorgeously sculpted, aerodynamic body shapes of the vehicles versus the petrol based rockets used in Formula One.
One person who understands the nature of Formula E design language is Frédéric Le Sciellour, with his electric power manifestation “E-Lecktron.” At a glance, this speed demon just oozes out a sharp, air-cutting design language, so sharp you’d be afraid to touch it with your bare hands. The E-Lecktron is a powerful vehicle with a low center of gravity, sitting just as tall as the tires it rests on. The top face of the Formula E racer is wonderfully reflective, capturing the surrounding environment and making the vehicle seemingly smaller than it already is. Looking at this aggressive vehicle, I can’t imagine the E-Lecktron is limited to the road, I see this guy running along walls and who knows, maybe even upside down.
Designer: Frédéric Le Sciellour