I thought it would be too slow

not with a whimper but a crash

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The canada goose coats crash came on the final corner of the first ever Formula E race, a motor sport tournament that uses electric vehicles instead of petrol engines canada goose uk outlet and has taken two uk canada goose years to put together with the support of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the governing body of Formula One.

big conclusion today is that this is real racing, Alejandro Agag, chief executive of Formula E, told a news conference canada goose black friday sale after the race.

guys are not out there just going around with little electric cars, these guys are pushing really hard and we saw that on the cheap Canada Goose last corner of the uk canada goose outlet last lap.

The smog had lifted from notoriously polluted Beijing in the hours before Canada Goose Coats On Sale the event.

Thumping electronic music pumped out of speakers as an international cheap canada goose uk crowd of several thousand filtered into the heat of the Olympic Park that surrounds the tangled steel of the Bird Nest stadium.

is a new era for racing, canada goose coats on sale Agag, a 43 year old Spaniard, told Reuters the day before the race.

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The Formula Canada Goose Jackets E vehicles let out a high pitched hum, not the Canada Goose Parka signature roar of Formula One.

The canada goose clearance pack of cars sounded like a colony of crazed bats as it sped by at more than 200 kilometres per hour (124 miles per hour).

But the relative quiet and canada goose uk shop slower speeds belie the intensity of the event, said Mahindra Racing team canadian goose jacket driver Karun Chandhok, who came fifth.

the race it chaos, said Chandhok. tell you what, I never spoken so much on the radio in my life, I spoke nonstop. And a street circuit was a lot of fun, more fun than I thought it would be. I thought it would be too slow.

COOL For Agag, the main aim is to promote electric vehicles to young consumers.

don think electric cars are sexy or exciting. canada goose I think by watching these cars people will change their minds, he said.

Some in the crowd agreed.

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It was no accident that the inaugural race was held in Beijing, where air pollution can settle over the city for days, according to Agag.

better place to start than here? he said. the capital of the biggest car market in the world, the capital of the biggest canada goose uk black friday country in the world by population and a country that is definitely canada goose store moving towards electrification.

But for now, Agag and the drivers are more focused on the next race, in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Nov. 22. Another chance for Formula E to prove itself buy canada goose jacket cheap as a serious motor sport and put to rest Vettel remark.

we have a wet race in Malaysia we may see more crashes. (Additional reporting by Natalie Thomas and Beijing Newsroom; editing by Sudipto Ganguly).