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Jan 7

F1: Formula E On The Vegas Strip — An American Debut

The new Formula E car, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, outside the world-renowned Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (Photo: Lesley Ann Miller/LAT Photo)

The new car, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, outside the world-renowned Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (Photo: Courtesy of )

The future of auto racing hit the Las Vegas Strip on Monday when the Formula-E electric car made its debut.

Less than 18 months after signing an agreement with the Federation Internationale  de l’Automobile the public witnessed the FE’s electric powered car which compete in 10 races on city-centre circuits starting this September 13 in Beijing. The season will conclude in London on June 27, 2015.

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Dec 31

SportsCars: Top 5 Things To Watch For In 2014

SportsCar series will provide more excitement in the 2014 season. (Photo: Brian Cleary/bcpix.com)

Sports car racing will provide more excitement in the 2014 season. (Photo: Brian Cleary/bcpix.com)

5. The Rise of World Challenge: With the two major North American sports car series now becoming one, 2014 could be the year of opportunity for the Pirelli World Challenge. The SCCA-sanctioned series will, for the first time, allow full GT3-spec , which has already gained a considerable amount of interest from new teams and drivers to the sprint-race championship. Look for a number of GT3 models to make their U.S. debuts next year, including the McLaren MP4-12C and Lamborghini Gallardo.

4. New LMP1 Regulations: A new era in prototype racing begins next year with the introduction of a fresh set of LMP1 regulations, which could transform racing as we know it. Top-line prototypes from Audi, Toyota, Porsche, as well as privateer entries, will compete under a new energy allocation ruleset, where a set amount of fuel is allowed to be used per lap. All factory teams must run at least one energy recovery system, while there are no restrictions on the size of an internal combustion engine. These technological advancements will no doubt be fascinating to watch over the course of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

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