First ever Formula E Championship final takes place in London

  • 2 July 2015
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Ricky went to Battersea Park in London to soak up the electric atmosphere

The final of the first ever Formula E Championship took place in London over the weekend.

Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Junior took the title by a single point.

Formula E uses high speed racing cars that look just like the ones used in Formula 1 but the difference is, they're all electric to make them more environmentally friendly.

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Watch Ricky taste the Formula E car's fuel

The electric cars can reach top speeds of about 140 miles per hour.

They sound different too because of the special engines.

The one-hour races see the drivers have to change cars halfway through, as a battery has not yet been developed to provide enough power for a full race.

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Formula E driver, Sam Bird, talks to Ricky about the new competition

Ricky even got to taste the fuel used to power up the electric cars - an environmentally friendly, odourless, non-toxic liquid called glycerine.

The 10-race season came to a dramatic close in London's Battersea Park on Sunday 28 June.

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