Formula E has gone north. Far north. Lucas di Grassi has driven a Formula E race car on Arctic ice.
The participants in the eventa wanted to raise the awerness of the crucial and pressing issue of global climate warming, which is becoming even more clear at this time of the year, when one of the wamest summers in recent history of the northern hemisphere is ending.
Lucas di Grassi performed series of thrilling runs on the polar ice inside the Arctic circle in the north of Greenland, which resulted in a series of short films which should draw attention to the imposing threat of melting polar ice and raising the level of oceans. There will also be a 48-minute documentary about the event which will be premiered at COP22 in Marrakesh in November.
After he finished his drive Lucas di Grassi said: "It was such a beautiful, peaceful place. 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."
Formula E also cooperated with the Southampton University and during the trip put a beacon on an iceberg that had broken away from polar ice, which will help the scientists to track and research behaviour of icebergs during their trip to the south.