As the earth faces its warmest year on record, the amount of sea ice breaking away from the Arctic has reached historic levels. To draw attention to this, Formula E, the all-electric racing series, has brought one of its race cars to the scene of the crime.
The zero-emissions race car was driven on Arctic ice caps by Lucas di Grassi who, in the 2015/16 season finished second overall.
“It was such a beautiful, peaceful place,” di Grassi said. “To come here and see how huge the ice cap is and how the effect of global warming is changing it, melting it, gives me a completely different understanding of what we are doing with Formula E and the importance of driving electric cars.”
“I have four children and the future of the planet depends on how we can control the effect that human life is having on the environment and the climate,” Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said. “That is why I think climate change is very important to address, to control, to face, and everyone can do something. We do something for motorsport, other people can do something from whatever they do in their lives.”
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