Driving the Gen2 Formula E car around 1966 Monaco – quicker than Jim Clark
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If you've been tuning in to Formula E this season, you'll have realised that the Gen2 car is far from easy to drive. The all-electric racer is more powerful and faster than ever, needing some serious driving skill to keep it out of the barriers on the tight street circuits on the calendar.
Despite a lack of the aforementioned driving skill, I decided to hop over to Formula E HQ to have a go in the Gen2 machine on their simulators. And in honour of the series taking to a modified Monaco street track two races ago, I thought I'd take the car for a spin around old Monaco, a place where Jim Clark put his Lotus 33 on pole in a time of 1 min 29 seconds in 1966. The benchmark was there to be beaten...