“I was born ready” – racer Katherine Legge is primed for Formula E

  British racing driver Katherine Legge has told ELN she was “born ready” for the challenge of Formula E. The slickest-looking electric cars yet designed will hit ten cities around […]

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By Vicky Ellis
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British racing driver Katherine Legge has told ELN she was “born ready” for the challenge of Formula E.

The slickest-looking electric cars yet designed will hit ten cities around the world for the new racing series starting in September, ending in London on 27 June 2015.

Jetting between the UK for FE tests and the States for IndyCar races, Legge is happy to be “wherever the racing is”.

Cool as a cucumber herself, the 33-year-old racer said: “It’s a very cool thing to be part of something so technologically advanced and futuristic.”

FE will be a “very different” driving experience, she added: “You have to do a lot more preparation from the technological side of things.

“It’s going to be much more strategy-based, you’ve got an electric motor as opposed to a standard engine, you’ve got regenerative systems, all sorts of things that as a driver you have to subconsciously know before you can focus on the actual driving part.”

The first woman to be announced on the FE line-up – and the only one until Tuesday, when Italian Michela Cerruti was revealed as TrulliGP’s second driver – Legge’s first chance to get behind the wheel is on Thursday and Friday.

These are the first of five test days being held at Donington Park race course where most of the teams have their headquarters.